Service Learning

Faculty Coordinator:David Zielke
Office:375 Holland Centennial Commons
Phone:(435) 652-7716
Email:zielke@dixie.edu

Service Learning provides a much needed and desired academic component complementing the extensive public service efforts of many Dixie State University students. It also supports DSU’s educational mission, which, in part, is to prepare citizen scholars who “will make responsible and meaningful contributions to society, in part through service to others.”

Service Learning is a well-researched and highly effective teaching pedagogy, which incorporates community service into the course curriculum. Service Learning is an educational experience where students:

  1. gain a broader understanding of course content,
  2. earn a deeper appreciation of the discipline,
  3. help meet community needs,
  4. reflect on service activities, and
  5. develop an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.

Many opportunities for service learning are available for DSU students in courses throughout the university. Some of these courses identified with service learning components can be found in the catalog. Enter in the "Search Catalog" box the phrase “service learning” to see these courses.