Get involved in making a difference in the community and gain new skills, knowledge, and connections!
Students in academic service learning course apply their skills to real-world issues in the non-profit and government sectors through projects and placements with community organizations. Davenport believes strongly in helping students to become involved, productive citizens in their communities.
At Davenport, Academic Service Learning (ASL) is:
"a course-based, credit-bearing educational experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs, and reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciate of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of personal values and civic responsibility" (Bringle & Hatcher, 2005).
What are the benefits of ASL?
Here are some examples of recent ASL projects:
BITS 303: Web Authoring Applications
BUSN 495: Business Planning Capstone
TECH 497: Technology Capstone
HUMN 101: Arts & Culture
Many of Davenport's ASL projects are supported by its membership in Michigan Campus Compact.