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 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.

When you're developing your AcSL course, please refer to our Faculty Resource Guide. This tool kit contains information about AcSL criteria, identifying community partners, developing reflection activities, important documentation, and an overview of the AcSL course designation process.

Faculty Development

OASL offers a variety of free professional development opportunities to faculty interested in service-learning and community engagement.

2019-2020 Opportunities

Service and Justice Fair
September 11, 2019 | 2:30–5 p.m. | Harper Ballroom

Join the Office of Academic Service-Learning and the Schlegel Center for Service and Justice at the annual Service and Justice Fair to meet with over 80 community organizations interested in partnership for engaged teaching and research.

Academic Service-Learning Essentials
Friday, September 13, 11:30-1:00 PM, Skutt 105

Get oriented to the mission and goals of service-learning as well as the process of developing and teaching an AcSL course.

Community Partner Engagement
Thursday, October 10, 11:30-1:00 PM Location TBD

Understand the best practices in working with community partners and gain insights into finding the right partners for your course.

Integrating Service-Learning into Your Course
Friday, November 1, 11:30-1:00 PM, Skutt 105

Learn about the various ways service-learning can be integrated into your classes for meaningful and engaging learning experiences.

Reflections on Service
Friday, January 31st 11:30-1:00 PM, Skutt 105

Learn how to utilize different types of reflection to connect student experiences in the community back into the classroom, while learning how to cultivate a practice of critical reflection.

Imagination and Education Seminar
May 25–29, 2020

In this five-day intensive training, 10-12 faculty will learn hands-on how to best integrate academic service-learning into their courses. Applications for Summer 2020 seminar will be release in Fall 2019.


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.

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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