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Service Learning

Service-learning is a powerful teaching strategy that incorporates important community service with instruction to enhance the experience of learning. Service learning incorporates reflection as a powerful tool to link the affective and cognitive domains to the service activity.

Service-learning unites service with learning in a way that improves both the student and the community.
Service-learning can:

  1. help develop a sense of civic responsibility.
  2. enhance self-esteem.
  3. develop critical thinking skills.
  4. strengthen the relationship between the community and the college.
  5. build teamwork.
  6. entice students to examine the big questions.
  7. help the student to engage with community leaders.
  8. create a platform to for students to witness the
  9. effects of racism, sexism, poverty and oppression.

Community service is volunteering to meet the needs of others and better the community. Service-learning provides structured time for thoughtful planning of the service project and guided reflection by participants on the service experience. Overall, the most significant feature of good service-learning programs is that both learning and service are emphasized.

Service-Learning Resources

Contact information

These individuals would be happy to answer questions and provide assistance with getting started with service learning.

Tim Anderson, Manager, Risk Safety & Benefits
email: [email protected]
phone: (309) 694-8911

Kelly Crawford-Jones, Respiratory Therapy, Health Careers
Endowed Teaching Chair for 2011-2012
email: [email protected]
phone: (309) 999-4663

Anita Tuccillo, Arts & Communication
email: [email protected]
phone: (309) 694-5489

Lisa Arnett, Radiography, Health Careers
email: [email protected]
phone: (309) 999-4659

Brent Goken, Arts & Communication
email: [email protected]
phone: (309) 694-5107

Janice Kinsinger, Associate Dean, Instructional Innovation
email: [email protected]
phone: (309) 694-5758

Required Forms

These forms must be signed by each student who participates in service-learning Off campus. The original copy of the signed form must be sent to the Risk Management office, 338C.

Assumption of Risk Release Form [PDF]

Each community service partner must receive this letter from the faculty member or student.

Service Partner Letter of Liability [PDF]

  1. Replace the date in the first box with today's current date.
  2. Replace "To Whom It May Concern," with the service partner contact name receiving the letter.
  3. Select the print icon or the save icon, or you can click the share button and choose "Attach to email" and choose send copy (so your changes will be included in the sent form).

*Note: It is important that forms not be altered except for fillable text fields.

Featured Media
TLC's Delicious AccountDelicious Websites
TLC's Delicious Accountflickr Photos


Delicious Websites is a listed of our recommended websites about service learning.

flickr photos displays some our favorite photos of the ICC community participating in service learning. We love photo and video contributions of ICC faculty and staff participating in service learning. Please make sure you get a signed release.Questions or contributions? Contact Kelly Crawford-Jones kcraw[email protected]