Marshall Unversity's Center for Teaching & Learning: Service Learning Program
Service Learning Program
Our Mission

MUSLP assists Marshall University in its long-term commitment to promote economic growth through research and collaboration as well as its dedication to further intellectual, artistic, and cultural growth in the Tri-State Area. In order to build a stronger link between academic learning and community revitalization, MUSLP assists faculty, students, and community partners in course-specific collaborations that connect learning objectives to public service and civic engagement.

The MUSLP is committed to four primary goals:

  1. to encourage civic engagement, ethical development, apreciation for diversity, and deeply integrated learning among students at all levels in all disciplines;
  2. to enhance the quality of teaching, assure the integrity of the curriculum, and expand pedgogical resources through faculty development in experiential, community-based learning;
  3. to establish constructive partnerships between the community and higher education in order to alleviate social, economic, and environmental adversity and to enrich the quality of community life both on and off campus; and
  4. to enlarge the scope and application of research in higher education and to acknowledge the community's role in the academic enterprise by facilitating community-based action research projects and supporting the dissemination of research results.

To carry out this mission, MUSLP offers a number of services and resources to help faculty and students integrate community action projects into the intellectual life of the university. Students, faculty, and community partners alike are invited to consult this website for course and faculty information, community contacts, grant opportunities, and updates about ongoing projects.