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Jan and Bud Richter Center

Faculty Service-Learning Resources

Over two decades of research shows that service-learning (SL) is a highly effective approach to teaching and learning, providing numerous benefits to students, instructors, the university, and the community.  Fresno State is committed to making this High Impact Practice a part of the complete educational experience provided by our university.  The university offers an average of 170 service-learning courses each year, which enroll approximately 4,200 students annually.
The Richter Center is dedicated to supporting faculty members and students in all facets of service-learning.  We offer a number of online and in-person training and support, including, but not limited to:
  • The Online Faculty Service-Learning Modules provide excellent background, information, and professional development resources for faculty members who wish to learn more about service-learning, including information on developing a new service-learning course or improving an existing course.

  • The Richter Center provides a series of online modules designed specifically for students.  Many faculty members use some or all of the Service-Learning Student Modules as a way to introduce students to service-learning and inform them about some of the things that they should expect from a service-learning course, and things that will be expected of them.

Contact the Richter Center to be sure you are using the most up-to-date Service-Learning Forms.

Current (Fall 2021) Service-Learning Forms for Faculty can be found at the links below.