Campus Compact

Educating citizens • building communities

Campus Compact > Initiatives > Syllabi > Syllabi Introduction Page 3


Syllabi Introduction Page 3

The Six Models of Service-Learning

Whether creating a new course or reconstructing an existing course using service-learning, faculty should explore the appropriate model of service-learning. While one could argue that there are many models of service-learning, we feel that service-learning courses can basically be described in six categories:

After looking at these six models, you are encouraged to explore the syllabus database. We hope that, as you peruse these syllabi, the concepts you have just read about will help you to pick out what makes their structure worth emulating.

1 | 2 | 3


Thanks to Campus Compact for all that you have done over the years to nurture the campus service and service-learning movement. When we started at St. A's 15 years ago there was a feeling among some campuses that we were seeing higher education's latest 'flash in the pan.' Instead it was the beginning of a revolution of ideas and relationships, and you guys have been fueling us all the way."

-Daniel Forbes, Director, Meelia Center for Community Service, Saint Anselm College