Service Learning

Each academic year, the Eigel Center supports faculty from over 22 different academic departments to introduce or continue courses that leverage service learning as part of their instruction.  Service learning courses are credit bearing experiences designed to benefit both the learner and the community served equally.  Xavier students uniquely leverage their academic disciplines to elevate the impact of nonprofits and the communities they serve.  Past courses have provided tangible benefits through student work product and hands on application of their coursework and faculty led expertise.

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Immersive Learning

The Eigel Center supports faculty across all disciplines in the creation, implementation and assessment of credit bearing courses which include immersive learning experiences.  Immersive learning incorporates an examination of social justice issues while immersing students in a community affected by systemic challenges and injustices.  Prompted by observation, direct experience and reflection, students consider various worldviews and perspectives different from their own through direct interaction with diverse populations.  Immersive learning provides students with both meaningful engagement opportunities in interactive partnership with local, domestic or international communities and academic structures for analysis, reflection on their learning, and application to future action.

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