The Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research

Murphy Building
20 Chatham Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: 412.396.5893
Fax: 412.395.2144

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    Partnership Development

    Through a service-learning partnerhip, 

    • Your organization will collaborate with a faculty member to develop the service-learning project together;
    • Students (typically in groups) will work with your organization through a service-learning course; and
    • Students will rotate through your organization each semester. 

    Every partnership is a unique relationship, which develops to best fit the needs of each organization in that specific situation.

    Facilitate Smooth Partnering

    The Office of Service-Learning (OSL) connects community agencies to faculty whose students can meet agency needs as part of class-related service work. After identifying a faculty partner, the OSL will facilitate ongoing communication and collaboration between the community agency, faculty, and students to ensure that the partnership is suitable for each partners' needs. 

    To explore the opportunities service-learning partnerships offer, contact Dan Getkin, Assistant Director for Partnerships and Operations to schedule an appointment with the OSL. 

    Connect to other University Departments

    In some instances, service-learning may not be the most suitable partnership for your organizations' needs. By scheduling an appointment with the OSL, the office's trained staff can also help you determine whether another program may be more appropriate. In those instances, the OSL will ensure you connect with the right department.