In order to enhance and promote excellence in teaching and learning, to develop and support a student centered collegial environment, to promote the integration of pluralism within the college community, and to develop and foster beneficial relationships with the community, Hudson Valley Community College has opened a Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement. This center is designed to support the integration of service into the curriculum.
The concept of service learning suggests a reciprocal relationship between the college and our community partners. While our students will perform service, as defined by the needs of the community, the community partners will help students integrate academic learning into the day to day experiences of community life. This strengthens learning, promotes the connection of learning to life, and allows students to see that they can and must make a positive difference in the world around them.
Students who are given the option to participate in service learning can work through the Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement to find the appropriate community partner.
Peter R. Sawyer, Ph.D.
Marvin Library Learning Commons, Room 106
David Van Aken
Marvin Library Learning Commons, Room 103