Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement
The Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement’s (OSLCE) mission is to support faculty, staff, and students participating in service-learning by providing an extensive set of workshops and resources that encourage teaching and learning within and beyond traditional classroom settings.
The Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement (OSLCE) defines service-learning as a method of teaching and learning designed to connect meaningful community service with academic coursework and purposeful reflection. The experience promotes reciprocal benefits for all participants and a renewed sense of community connection while upholding the principles embodied in the Carolina Creed.
Service-learning courses emphasize hands-on tasks that address real-world concerns as a venue for educational growth. The service experience provides a context for testing, observing, or trying out discipline-specific and theory-based theories, concepts, and skills. Through reciprocal learning and community engagement, service-learning helps prepare students to be full and responsible participants in both their profession and their communities.
- Listen to the UofSC Service-Learning & Community Engagement Podcast here.
- The initial Spring 2017 Service-Learning Course List is now available. This is a living document and new courses will be added throughout the academic year. You can access the list here.
- The 2015-2016 Service-Learning Overview is now available. We are proud of the way our service-learning courses have grown in quality and quantity.