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Service Learning Awards



The Center sponsors several service learning awards for outstanding faculty and students, given annually to members of the University of Alabama community whose work over the previous year advances service learning at UA and serves as a model of the pedagogy to others. 


CESR’s current awards include:


The Excellence in Departmental Service Learning award, given to an academic department at UA that has demonstrated a sustained, outstanding commitment to service learning.


The Innovative Service Learning Faculty award, given to an innovative professor in honor of a newly designed or recently reconstructed course that exemplifies a commitment to thoughtful and creative service learning.


The Outstanding Service Learning Course award, given to an exemplary service learning course that consistently exemplifies the principle that engagement with community is a central aspect of student learning.


The Student Excellence in Service Learning award, given to a student or team of students who demonstrate creativity, vision, and excellence in designing, implementing, and directing a service learning project. 


You can read more about the 2007 award recipients and the 2006 award recipients here.


Service learning awards are presented at the annual Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility banquet in the Spring, and recipients will also be recognized at academic convocations and other academic recognition ceremonies.


The Center’s service learning awards complement the many non-academic service awards annually distributed by the Community Service Center.  In addition, CESR will nominate exemplary service learning students and faculty for prestigious state and national awards, including the President’s Volunteer Service Award, the Howard R. Swearer Student Humanitarian Award, and the Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service Learning.