My name is Mandi McReynolds, Drake's Service-Learning Coordinator. Welcome to the Drake University Service-Learning Website! The Drake University Service-Learning Webpage is designed to be a resource for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners to learn more regarding service-learning at our institution.
Service-Learning is a significant pedagogy that can be used to fulfill Drake University's mission to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship. For the past twenty years, research has shown service-learning fosters one of the best experiential and collaborative-learning environments for students, faculty, staff, and the community. Service-Learning is designed to link service to learning outcomes in order to deepen the student's development process. It goes beyond charitable work and "doing good." It is a partnership, meeting a community need, while building the knowledge and skill sets of students.
I am proud to be at an institution that values the work of service-learning. I hope you find the webpage useful and it serves as a launching pad for more thought provoking conversations, the development of service-learning curriculum, the advancement of teaching and learning, and the enhancement of community engagement.
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