Supporting the Success of Service Learning Initiatives in Higher Education

2018-05-30T03:05:17Z (GMT) by Elizabeth Buchanan Tina Lee Devin Berg
The work presented here stems from a four-year, National Science Foundation-funded project, designed to investigate the use of humanitarian service learning in education including a specific focus on international service learning and the work of Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB). As part of this work, our research team has conducted interviews or focus groups with a total of 42 students, 12 faculty, and 12 professional volunteers or mentors involved in EWB. One of the recurring themes that has emerged from these interviews is that, in most cases, the work that goes into creating and maintaining service learning opportunities receives little institutional support, both from a faculty and student perspective.

Presented at the Polytechnic Summit, 6 June 2018 in Lima, Peru.