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

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. Workshops are free and open to any interested faculty member; pre-registration is required.

Upcoming Workshops:

Introduction to Academic Service Learning. This workshop is designed to give faculty essential information for understanding how to painlessly incorporate global and civic engagement into curriculum in ways that both strengthen student learning outcomes and honor the principles of community partnership.

This introduction includes definitions and examples of academic service learning, provides tools for getting started, and offers discussion targeted at audience questions and interests.

Please stay tuned for Fall 2018 dates.


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 a consultation meeting with OASL by contacting our Program Coordinator, Catherine Medici-Thiemann.

More Resources

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

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

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