Lessons Learned from Faculty Service-Learning Mentoring

Elizabeth Robinson, Debra Harkins


Service-learning and institutions of higher education share the goal of helping students become transformational citizens, who deeply question and try to change unjust and ineffective social systems. Unfortunately, challenges to growing and sustaining service-learning pedagogy at institutions of higher education are many. This project discusses challenges and makes recommendations based on a pilot mentoring program at an urban four-year university in the Northeast for faculty interested in integrating service-learning into their curriculum.


community-engagement, higher education, relationship-building, pedagogy

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