Faculty Resources

Faculty Resources

Creighton University's Catholic, Jesuit mission encourages faculty to use their teaching and research to address local, national and global social issues. The Office of Academic Service Learning offers assistance to Creighton University faculty who are interested in fostering positive social change through academic service learning courses and/or community-based research projects.

Academic Service Learning Course Designation

Academic service learning courses are designated by the Engaged Learning Curriculum and Assessment sub-committee, an interdisciplinary team of faculty and community partners that have expertise in the field of academic service-learning. This ensures a clear review process cycle, that basic criteria for AcSL have been met, and that curricula assessment and outcomes have been identified.

Submit your AcSL course proposal here

The OASL has developed a guide to assist faculty in developing AcSL courses. This guide includes information about criteria for AcSL, identifying community partners, developing reflection activities, important documentation, and an overview of the AcSL course designation process. Creighton faculty can access this document using the following link:

AcSL Faculty Resource Guide

Faculty Development

We offer faculty development workshops to faculty and instructors currently teaching with academic service-learning and for those who are interested in doing so in the future. Opportunities are free and open to any interested faculty member.

Upcoming Workshops

Join us for lunch and learn about incorporating service learning into your teaching. Lunch will be provided for those who pre-register.

Tuesday, February 5, Getting Started in Service Learning

          12pm-1pm, Skutt 105


Monday, March 4, Assignment Integration and Learning Objectives
          12pm-1pm, Skutt 104

Friday, April 12, Reflection
       12pm-1pm Harper 3028

Brown Bag Lunch

Join us for monthly brown bag lunches to foster a community of practice for Academic Service-Learning.

Stay tuned for Spring 2019 programming.


Individual meetings can be arranged to discuss aspects of academic service learning planning, including brainstorming, strategies, community partner identification and relationship development, or syllabus development.

Schedule your consultation today

More Resources

Still need more information? Check out our More Resources page learn more about:

  • Searching for community partners
  • Selected readings in academic service learning
  • Publication & research opportunities
  • Professional associations & coalitions

Find out more