Faculty Resources

Thank you for your interest in service learning at College of DuPage. Service learning is a successful teaching pedagogy that has enjoyed much success in curriculums and learning institutions at the college and nationwide.

In addition to higher education, many high schools are now incorporating tenets of service learning into their courses and, as a result, many students are entering COD with an understanding of hands-on learning.

It is our goal to turn a student's hands-on work experience into a beneficial learning experience that incorporates your course goals while filling a community need.

Benefits for Faculty

  • Supplements the educational experience being provided by the faculty.
  • Allows the faculty to give back to the community through its students.
  • Provides an opportunity for the community to view the faculty as a resource.
  • Gives students the opportunity to connect classroom theory and practice to a community need.
  • Brings the community into the classroom.
  • Teaches citizenship and social responsibility to the students.
  • Students learn cross cultural communication.
  • Increases student retention by helping them develop a sense of community within the class.

Course Development Worksheet

Example Syllabi

The Campus Compact web site contains examples of more than 300 exemplary service learning syllabi across a wide variety of disciplines. In addition, the following syllabi from courses at College of DuPage are available for viewing:

Faculty Testimonials

How to become a Service Learning Faculty Member

Contact Sara Kirby to discuss this opportunity.

Sara Kirby
Assistant Manager, Career Services
Phone: (630) 942-2657
Fax: (630) 858-9394

Faculty Handbook 


Contact Information

Career Services
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 3258
(630) 942-2230
Fax: (630) 942-4596

Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.