University of Nebraska — Lincoln

  • Eric Hartman
  • Diane Podolske
  • James Moeser
Part of the Outreach Scholarship book series (OUTR, volume 7)

Abstract

Several in service learning yearn for a panacea, a brilliant burst of programmatic pontification that yields the ultimate answer for small offices with mighty tasks. At the University of Nebraska — Lincoln (NU), we have yet to unearth the end all in service learning programs, however, we have developed several replicable programs that address challenges familiar to practitioners of service learning. The types of difficulties we face are well-known throughout much of the profession. We work at a Research One, land-grant institution where research is pragmatically prioritized, but service to the community is included in the mission. Our office is young, struggling to gain footing and recognition on a campus of over 18,000 undergraduates and over 4,000 graduate students.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Hartman
    • 1
  • Diane Podolske
    • 1
  • James Moeser
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Nebraska LincolnUSA

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