Sunday – April 15, 2018

Service-Learning: Success Stories

During the 2008-2009 academic year, 25 MATC instructors used service-learning in their courses with 820 students completing over 7,000 hours of service. Participating departments included Business, Culinary Arts, Economics, English, English as a Second Language, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Pre-College Education, Psychology, Sociology, Teacher Education Preparation, Tool & Die Making, and Welding. More than 30 sections of MATC's College Success Course also incorporate Service-Learning into the curriculum every semester.

Service-Learning Team Accomplishments:

  • Hosted two service-learning summits addressing engaged and service-learning pedagogy and best practices
  • Spearheaded and coordinated an annual city-wide Walk Against Poverty with support from MATC and community organizations
  • Taught multiple professional development courses and trainings for MATC faculty
  • Presented on MATC's innovations in service-learning at local, regional and national conferences and events

Awards and Recognition:

  • Dr. Courtney Marlaire won the 2008 Wisconsin Campus Compact Community-Based Learning Administrator Award for her outstanding efforts to support service-learning at MATC and the broader southeastern Wisconsin community.
  • Danielle Rogers, an M3C Fellow, was honored as an MATC Student Ambassador for her commitment to the college and her community.
  • Environmental Survival Summer Challenge was awarded the Governors Recognition Award for excellence in Service-Learning and Partnerships (spring 2009)
  • SEWSLC received the 2009 Wisconsin DPI Award for collaborative efforts to support Service-Learning in southeastern Wisconsin.
  • Named to the 2008 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Imagine the possibilities! Join us to make your classroom a place where students use their learning to benefit members of the community.