Service-Learning by the Numbers

Here are some quick snap-shots of information about service-learning at the University of Georgia, updated 2016:

  • During 2015-16, 443 course sections with service-learning (249 unique service-learning enhanced courses) were taught at UGA. These courses represented over 8200 student enrollments, reaching over 6200 unique students at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional level.
  • Based on prior years' end-of-course surveys, students in these classes provided an estimated 280,000 hours of service. According to estimates of the value of volunteer time this represents about $6.67 million in benefit to the community.

     
  • As of spring 2017, over 160 courses carry a formal “S” designation, with additional course approvals in process.

     
  • Service-learning coursework is available in all of UGA’s 17 schools and colleges.

     
  • Since its inception in 2006, the Service-Learning Fellows faculty development program has reached over 100 faculty in over 50 separate departments/units representing 15 of UGA’s schools/colleges plus 3 public service & outreach units, the Georgia Regents University medical partnership, and OVPI.

     
  • From academic year 2007-08 to 2016, OSL provided nearly 100 service-learning mini-grants to faculty members and graduate students, for over $44,000 in support of service-learning initiatives.

     
  • The Service-Learning Research Excellence and Service-Learning Teaching Excellence awards debuted in Spring 2011.