July 10, 2012
A detailed look at service-learning
Undergraduate involvement in public service
This chart demonstrates the increase in undergraduate involvement in public service across the University of Washington through 2010-11. Service includes UW-sponsored service-learning, internships, volunteering, etc. The numbers show student-quarters; one student volunteering for one quarter = one student-quarter.
Service-Learning Focused Data
Number of undergraduates participating in service-learning
This chart shows the increase in students signing up for service-learning experiences connected to their courses since 1995.
Number of departments, faculty, and courses involving service-learning
This chart shows the increase in departments and faculty offering service-learning in their courses since 1995.
Service-Learning Data on Courses with an Environmental Theme
Courses representing a range of themes and disciplines offer a service-learning component. For this section, we focused on service-learning with environmentally-themed courses.
Geographic reach of environmentally focused service-learning
View UW Service Learning Impact – Environmental Theme in a larger map
This map shows the reach that UW students engaged in environmentally-focused service-learning have in the community. Students’ classes had an environmental focus and the UW’s Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center connected students with relevant nonprofit organizations for which they volunteered, adding experience to the theory they learned in class. This information is from the 2010-11 academic year. Click on a point on the map to learn which organization supported students’ learning, project titles, and academic courses involved.
Student service-learners requested by organization type, environmental theme
This visual compares the number of student service-learners organizations requested. Organizations are grouped by type and service-learning opportunities are connected to environmentally-themed courses offered in 2010-11.
UW departments offering environmental-themed courses and service-learning opportunities
This graphic shows the UW departments that offered an environmentally-themed course in 2010-11 and connected that course or courses to service-learning opportunities. Colleges across the university participated in service-learning. This focuses on those with a particular environmental theme.
2010-11 Environmentally-themed courses with a service-learning component
- Environmental Health and Public Policy—Hanford Nuclear Reservation
- Intro to Community and Environmental Planning
- Food Production & Sustainability
- Global Environmental Politics
- Environmental Sociology
- The Urban Farm
- Forests and Society
- Food Studies: Harvest to Health
- Political Ecology of the World Food System
- Society and Sustainable Environments