Texas Tech University

Service Learning Program

The Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center and the Office of Outreach and Engagement would like to announce that we are conducting an internal review of Service Learning support and courses at Texas Tech University. Our shared value of this teaching pedagogy and opportunity for students to apply course content as they meet needs of non-profit community partners remains unchanged. The internal review offers an opportunity for Texas Tech to consider a broader range of national models that foster community engaged learning opportunities for students and develop appropriate faculty support structures.

As of May 31, 2024, we will, therefore, implement a hiatus on new S-designations.  All currently S-designated courses may continue at the discretion of the instructor and department. If you have questions about this change, please contact Suzanne Tapp, Assistant Vice Provost and TLPDC Director or Rod Wiliams, Vice Provost of Outreach and Engagement.

Definition of Service Learning at Texas Tech University

At Texas Tech University, academic service learning is defined as "a pedagogy that links academic study and civic engagement through thoughtfully organized service that meets the needs of the community. This service is structured by and integrated into the academic curriculum, which provides opportunities for students to learn and develop through critical reflection" (TTU Service Learning Advisory Council, 2003).

Service Learning