Director, Center for Academic Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
About the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (CASLCE)
The Center for Academic Service-Learning and Civic Engagement strives to be a source for getting students involved throughout the community via a variety of service-learning activities. Some of these activities have included the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Higher Education Day, and One Day Without Shoes. CASLCE's goal is to get students involved in the community and to provide students with an experience that is not necessarily found within the classroom setting.
Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
Service-learning is way to provide students with opportunities to use their skills
to provide positive change to a community. Service-learning can be used to supplement
traditional teaching environments in order to provide an environment where students
are able to see where the community would need their skills the most and how their
skills can impact the community at large. We do this by setting up events where students
are able to participate and get involved.
Civic Engagement is another means of getting students involved. Civic engagement involves raising awareness and identifying issues that can impact the community. Civic engagement is about seeing what issues affect the community the most and what can be done to solve these problems. Our goal is to get students involved in civic engagement and show students the issues that are affecting the community.