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Service-Learning Mission: Continuing a tradition of student-centered education at SUNY Delhi, the Service-Learning Work Group is committed to the development and facilitation of service-learning opportunities for our students and our communities.

Service-Learning Vision: Service-Learning makes education meaningful by connecting real-life service experiences to course learning objectives. The policies and practices at the college must reflect this value by offering quality service-learning opportunities and rewarding faculty and staff who take part in this process.

Courses designated S-L for the Fall 2015 semester are:

NURS 403: Practicum - all sections

BIOL 140:  Field Biology - CRN 10185 

HIST 230: Topics in New York History—CRN 11359

MATH 105: Math for Elementary Teachers—CRN 10910

PEDC 288: Rhythms and Dance—CRN 10564

HOSP 330: Hospitality Strategic Mktg—CRNs 10257

ENGL 100: Freshman Composition CRNs 10042 & 10245

PEDH 210: Health Wellness CRNs 10512 & 10557

VETS 204:  Animal Care II CRNS 10858, 10859, 10861, & 10863

Courses designated S-L for the Spring 2015 semester were:

Animal Care II  - 10959, 10960, 10961, 10962, 10963 - VETS 204
Architectural Design IV - 10604 - ARCH 370
Freshman Composition – 10113 and 11145 - ENGL 100
Health & Wellness - 10593, 10594 - PEDH 210
History of World and Western Arch. II - 10607 - HUMN 242
Hospitality Strategic Marketing – 10972 – HOSP 330
Hotel Banquet & Function Lab - 10196, 10197 - HTEL 250
Introduction to Women's Studies - 11012 - HUMN 205
Math for Elementary Teachers I – 10950 – MATH 105
Nutrition I - 10716, 10872, 10873 - HOST 220
Politics of Healthcare - 11137 - GOVT 220
Rhythms and Dance - 10620 - PEDH 288
Optional Service-Learning Designation
Refrigeration/AC Operations Lab - RFAC 170 all sections


For faculty/staff interested in designating a service-learning course, or who want to deepen their understanding of what service-learning is,

please contact Elizabeth Sova at the O'Connor Center for Community Engagement x4781, for the key to self-enroll in the S-L Designation Course in Vancko Hall.

Service-Learning Mini-Grant:   The O’Connor Center for Community Engagement assists  faculty to revise or design new courses or new sections of existing courses, by incorporating service-learning pedagogy. Mini-Grants are provided to support faculty to use for academic service projects.

Service-Learning Mini-Grant Proposal Guidelines:  Faculty should complete the Vancko Hall Service-Learning Certification course before submitting a brief outline of the way the funds will be used the semester before the funds are needed.  Contact the OCCE for the key to join the classroom.  Besides being eligible for the mini-grant, you will receive the S-L Certification!

The proposal must clearly describe the following:

• Syllabus

• Planned service-learning activities and budget to allow completion.

• Anticipated community agency or population and projected benefits of service learning activities to such agency/population.

• Assessment plan for determining the impact of the service-learning activities/projects on the group/population served, on the community or society in general, and on learning outcomes of the students.

Assessment and Evaluation Instrument:  For S-L designated courses, please administer in the beginning (after Orientation) and at the end of the semester.

The Service-Learning Work Group asks all faculty currently advising students to promote service-learning (S-L) courses being offered.  If faculty are interested in using this teaching method, please contact Elizabeth Sova at 607-746-4781 or for further details.

SUNY Delhi's definition of Service-Learning

Service-learning engages students for life-long success, promotes academic excellence and builds strategic partnerships through civic engagement and experiential learning.  Service-learning is a combination of classroom instruction and community service with a focus on critical, reflective thinking.  Students are able to become active participants in the learning process by applying what they learn in the classroom to solve real-life problems.  SUNY Delhi defines service-learning as:

a) An educational experience based within an academic, credit bearing course in which

b) Students participate in an organized service activity that meets community needs as identified by our partners and is facilitated by the instructor to meet set learning goals and

c) Reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and

d) Are able to become active participants in the learning process and gain an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.

Attention Faculty-

Would you like some great inspiration on how you can include this engaging teaching method into your classroom?  Here are some cool examples of issues that can be addressed in different ways across the curriculum.


 The campus has been a member of the New York Campus Compact since 1999.  You can find out how many ways the NYCC supports Civic Engagement and Service-Learning by clicking here.  Please take advantage of the many roundtables, workshops, seminars, conferences and reference materials available to all faculty and staff.

Service-Learning on campus and online!

Service-Learning projects enrich the material students are learning in the classroom through active learning in the community.  Participation in a service-learning projects allows students to practice real world skills and real life applications,  along with helping to meet community needs.  The O'Connor Center for Community Engagement is a resource for students, faculty and our community partners to help promote this valuable learning tool and encourage active citizenship.

Learn how Inclusive Classroom service learning projects (a partnership with The Arc of Delaware County) at SUNY Delhi are working to meet institutional goals on diversity and student engagement!

Contact Info
(607) 746-4781
(607) 746-4342 (fax)


Carnegie Foundation

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Last Updated: 9/7/15