Center for Service-Learning

Center for Service-Learning

Academic service-learning is a teaching method that involves Nazareth students, faculty, and staff partnering with community organizations to learn the knowledge and skills connected to academic course objectives. We also support community engaged scholarship which involves collaborations with community partners and prioritizes community issues in determining the objectives of a research project.

The Center for Service-Learning:

  • Supports faculty who wish to integrate service-learning into courses.
  • Develops sustainable community-college partnerships.
  • Encourages faculty and students to prioritize community needs and to involve community partners when designing research projects.
  • Makes connections between Nazareth College faculty and community organizations.

The 2018 Center for Service-Learning Community-Engaged Scholarship Writing Workshop

April 18-19, 2018 at Nazareth College

The Center for Service-Learning is pleased to announce the Community-Engaged Scholarship Writing Workshop featuring Diane Doberneck, Ph.D., Associate Director of the National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement, and Adjunct Faculty member in the Bailey Scholars Program at Michigan State University. For more information about Diane Doberneck, click here.

For more information about the workshop sessions and to view the schedule, click here. To register for the event, please click here. There is no cost to attend this event.

The Center for Service-Learning wishes to thank New York Campus Compact for its support of this event.

Questions? Please contact the Center for Service-Learning at

Have Questions? Contact:

David W. Steitz

David W. Steitz

Professor in Psychology
Director of Center for Service-Learning in Center for Civic Engagement
Director in Gerontology
Director of the Center for Service-Learning in Center for Service-Learning
Golisano Academic Center 338H

Center for Life's Work contact for: Service-Learning

Education: B.A., Drew University (Psychology, Sociology); M.S. & Ph.D., Syracuse University (Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Aging)

Teaching Interests: Adult and Late Life Psychology through service-learning and intergenerational community engagement; Issues in Aging; Aging and Community Service; Memory and Cognition; Introduction to Psychology

Research Interests: Gerontology and geriatrics education; intergenerational service-learning; community outreach, programs, and assessment


    CSL Scholar Jen Leigh presents at the 2017 Pen to Paper Writing Retreat
    A film about Service-Learning at Mary's Place by Naz student Gregory Horton.

    Faculty Stipends & Grants

    Service-Learning Stipend Application 

    • For faculty (fulltime) teaching courses with a S-L component. More information can be found here.

    Service-Learning Adjunct Faculty Grant Application

    • For adjunct faculty teaching courses with a S-L component. More information can be found here.

    Service-Learning Travel Grant Application

    • For faculty presenting at conferences focussing on engaged pedagogy. More information can be found here.