Faculty Service-Learning


These forms are not required, but may be helpful in establishing an agreement between the faculty, student, and community partner for a successful service-learning experience.

Student/Faculty/Agency Agreement Form

Student Service-Learning Contract Form

Volunteer Service Hours Log

Designate a Course

To officially designate a course as service-learning, please contact Dr. Jon Westover at jonathan.westover@uvu.edu. He will be able to discuss appropriate course development and redesign related to the elements in the Service-Learning Quality Assessment Tool (SLQAT).

Risk Management

University policy must be followed regarding risk management. The Service-Learning Committee put together an excellent best practices document to help you.  Principles of Risk Management For Service-Learning Faculty.

Release of Liability/Informed Consent forms are required for any activity off campus that is sponsored by the university, including service-learning.

*Please contact Bruce Eliason, from the office of Risk Management, for a customized waiver form. He can be reached at 801-863-8245 or BEliason@uvu.edu.

Social Impact Visiting Faculty Fellow Call for Proposals

Utah Valley University’s Office of Engaged Learning and Center for Social Impact are pleased to announce a call for proposals for the new Social Impact Visiting Faculty Fellow program (for a semester or full academic year). The purpose of the Social Impact Visiting Faculty Fellow program is to support academic social impact projects, which should benefit UVU students, our campus community, and our surrounding community.


The visiting faculty chosen to be a Social Impact Visiting Faculty Fellow will receive office space, admin support, and a project budget* from the Center for Social Impact to assist them in implementing a high-impact community-based social impact project (ideally involving students in multiple service-learning courses, and over multiple semesters if the duration of the fellowship is a full academic year).


The Social Impact Visiting Faculty Fellow will also be expected to work closely with the student Impact Fellows in the UVU Center for Social Impact in developing events for UVU students and the surrounding community related to their proposed social impact project. The visiting fellowship is housed in the UVU Center for Social Impact, in collaboration with UVU's Office of Engaged Learning. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.  *See additional details in Call for Proposals or contact Dr. Jonathan Westover at jonathan.westover@uvu.edu.


faculty fellow call for proposals



The Service-Learning Faculty Fellowship trains and supports faculty in designing or modifying courses to integrate service-learning into the course curriculum.


Participants who successfully complete the Service-Learning Faculty Fellowship will:

  • Recognize the differences between civic engagement through service-learning vs. community volunteerism
  • Develop partnerships with community entities engaged in work related to their course objectives
  • Apply strategies to engage students in meaningful reflection about authentic learning through service
  • Complete a syllabus outlining and implementing a new or revised course that utilizes service-learning principles


As part of the fellowship, faculty will receive the following:

  • Readings and resources to assist with the design and development of service-learning courses
  • Assistance forming community partnerships, orienting students to service-learning, and structuring syllabi and appropriate reflection exercises

Topics Covered

Topics Covered

  • Overview: Definitions & Examples
  • Roles: Theory & Pedagogy
  • Relevance: Learning Goals & Objectives, Syllabus
  • Reciprocity: Identifying Needs & Community Partners
  • Reflection/Risk: Outcomes & Assessment,
  • Risk Management
  • Reporting: Show & Tell


Service-Learning Library

Service-Learning Library


Upon completion, fellows are awarded a stipend of $500.

Each faculty member awarded a fellowship will agree to do the following:

  • Attend and participate in six fellowship sessions
  • Revise a syllabus for at least one course to include an academic service-learning component
  • Commit to incorporate service-learning in at least one class for the following semester

*Please note that only full-time faculty are eligible to participate in the fellowship.


This year we are starting a new faculty mentoring program to provide support for Service-Learning Fellows attempting to implement service-learning in their course(s). Additionally, members of the UVU Service-Learning Committee (representing each college on campus) will also help to mentor service-learning faculty within their disciplines.

The Service-Learning Faculty Mentoring Program will primarily be for those faculty who have just completed the Service-learning Fellowship and are working to implement service-learning into a new course.


*If you are interested in participating in the mentoring program or volunteering as a faculty mentor, please contact Dr. Jonathan Westover at jonathan.westover@uvu.edu or call ext. 8215.

Fellowships & Grants

The Center for Social Impact is committed to supporting faculty in their service-learning scholarship by offering a number of fellowships and grants. These include Community-Based Participatory Research Service-Learning Fellows, High-Impact Matching Grants, and Service-Learning Fellowships.

Designated Departments

Designated Departments

If you are interested in designating your department as a Service-Learning Designated Department, please return the completed application to Dr. Jon Westover at jonathan.westover@uvu.edu. 

Application Document

College of Humanities and Social Studies

Social Work

Languages and Cultures:


Languages and Cultures:


Family Science


Woodbury School of Business


Personal Financial



Business Management

College of Health and Public Services

Emergency Services

Emergency Services



Emergency Services

Fire Fighter

Criminal Justice

School of Education

Education, Early


Education, Elementary

Education, Special

University College

Student Leadership and Success Studies

College of Science


Earth Science


Earth Science-Environmental

Outdoor Recreation

Exercise Science

Physical Education

Teacher Ed

College of Technology and Computing

Digital Media

Community-Based Participatory Research Service-Learning Fellows

Community-Based Participatory Research Service-Learning Fellows

This award supports faculty led high-impact service-learning classroom projects that benefit students, the university, and the community partner through a competitive selection process, with the chosen fellow receiving up to $5,000 in funding.


For more information, please contact Dr. Jonathan Westover at jonathan.westover@uvu.edu. 

High-Impact Grants

High-Impact Grants

Awarded projects involve classroom-centered service-learning with clearly defined and measurable deliverables for community partners. These high impact community projects immerse students into real-world, applied experiences with a community partner. Students benefit by delivering a high-end professional project that will provide significant return on investment for their community partner organization, thus fostering/strengthening ongoing external relationships within the community.
High-Impact Community Partnership project funding gives faculty the opportunity to receive matching funds to support projects with community partners. High Impact Community Partnership SEED Grants are part of the Grants for Engaged Learning (GEL).

For more information, please contact Dr. Jonathan Westover at jonathan.westover@uvu.edu. 

Past Service-Learning Fellows and Grant Recipients

Fellowship Recipients

Past Fellows

Grant Recipients

CBPR List of names

Dr. Steven Emerman

Dr. Marcy Hehnly

Dr. Rachel Bi

Dr. Lori Santos

Dr. Sandy McGunigall-Smith


HIMG names

Dr. Lori Santos

Dr. Jonathan Westover

Dr. Teresa Cardon

Dr. Norman Wright

Dr. Cameron John

Dr. Steven Emerman

Dr. Nathan Cottle

Service-Learning Mini-Grants

Service-Learning Mini-Grants

Beginning in Fall 2017, we will be starting a rolling submission cycle of Service-Learning Mini-Grant proposals to support you in your service-learning efforts and class projects. Academic Service-Learning has limited funding available to offer small monetary amounts (up to $500) to assist in implementing community-engaged experiential learning projects in your SL-designated courses.

Application Document


The Utah Valley University Faculty Service-Learning Committee is a standing service committee that provides support for faculty and administration in the area of academic service-learning. The committee acts as a resource to and represent the faculty, supports the UVU mission and Center efforts, assists faculty in improving their teaching effectiveness, and helps the service-learning pedagogy move forward on this campus.

Woodbury School of Business

Letty Workman


WB 231

Mail Stop: 288; Ext. 7218









School of Education

Tracy Sermon

Elementary Education

EB 112

Mail Stop: 126; Ext. 8785









University College

Stacy Waddoups

College Success Studies

LC 103

Mail Stop: 275; Ext. 8273


Colleen Bye

Developmental Math

LA 111E

Ext. 4807



School of The Arts

Mark Talbert

Art & Visual Communications

GT 338

Mail Stop: 168; Ext. 6270









College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Nate Cottle

Family Studies

Ext. 5105




Sara Ulloa


LA 003R

Mail Stop: 167; Ext. 6257




College of Science

Betsy Lindley

Exercise Science & Outdoor Rec.

PE 147

Mailstop 171; Ext. 6094



College of Technology & Computing

Dan Hatch

Digital Media

CS 636A

Ext. 5780


Paul Cheney

Digital Media

CS 526

Ext. 8238


College of Health & Public Services

Eric Russell

Academic Fire Science

FS 119

Ext. 7733


Marcy Hehnly

Criminal Justice

EN 101C

Ext. 8139


Learning Circle

If you are interested in participating in the Faculty Learning Circle, please contact Jonathan Westover at Jonathan.Westover@uvu.edu.

The Spring 2020 book is Service-Learning to Advance Access and Success: Bridging Institutional and Community Capacity by Travis York, Alan Tinkler and Barri Tinkler.

The Service-Learning  Circle meets every other Thursday at 1 pm in SC 105B.
You can register for the learning circle here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learning-circle-service-learning-to-advance-access-and-success-tickets-85680451537

Service-Learning Directors

Academic Service-Learning

Jonathan Westover

Organizational Leadership

SC 105T



Center for Social Impact

Summer Valente

SC 105Q