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; pre-registration is required.

Upcoming Workshops

Introduction to Academic Service-Learning
Wednesday, September 26 / 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / Skutt Student Center 105
Learn about the mission and goals of service-learning as well as the process of developing and teaching an AcSL course.

Register here

Community Partner Engagement
Wednesday, October 24 / 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / Harper Center 3023A
Understand the best practices in working with community partners and gain insights into finding the right partners for your course.

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Integrating Service-Learning into Your Course
Wednesday November 14 / 12 PM – 1 PM / Skutt Student Center 104
Learn about the various ways that service-learning can be integrated into your classes for meaningful and engaging learning experiences.

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*Lunch provided with registration at all workshops

Faculty and Community Partner Meet & Greet

Wednesday, September 12 / 4 PM – 5:30 PM / Harper Center 3028
Faculty are invited to join the OASL and the Schlegel Center for Service and Justice for a reception after the annual Service and Justice Fair to explore opportunities engaging teaching and research with the community. Refreshments will be served

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Brown Bag Lunches

September 6, October 3, November 5 / 12 PM – 1 PM

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

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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