What is Service-Learning

Service-learning at Utah Valley University is an engaged teaching and learning strategy in which students participate in structured service activities that:

  • meet identified community needs,
  • enhance discipline-based knowledge and skills,
  • strengthen the community,
  • encourage in-depth understanding of course content and a broader appreciation of the discipline,
  • immerse students in the subject matter and its application, and
  • enhance the students' sense of civic responsibility and community engagement.


Service-Learning Resources

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 UVU Center for Social Impact Service Council 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 must be submitted by April 1, 2019 for consideration for the 2019-2020 academic year. Awards will be announced by May 1, 2019.

*see details in Application or contact Dr. Jonathan Westover at jonathan.westover@uvu.edu.

faculty fellow call for proposals