service learning

BamaPulse: A New Service-Learning Platform

The University of Alabama has adopted a new, state-of-the-art volunteer management platform, GivePulse. This platform will be known to UA and its affiliates as BamaPulse, and it will replace SL Pro, the previous service-learning platform. BamaPulse is an intuitive and user-friendly online platform used to manage service-learning courses and outcomes while providing a route to

Class Provides Music Therapy to Local Community

by Ellary Draper, School of Music As music therapy faculty, I am fortunate to teach multiple courses that include service learning opportunities. Service learning courses provide music therapy majors with opportunities to apply information from the classroom to clinical settings. These ‘real life experiences’ help students learn if music therapy is truly their desired career

Service-Learning in Medical Anthropology

by Lesley Jo Weaver, Department of Anthropology In the academy, we often bemoan the fragility of millennial college students — this generation whose protective parents insulate them from the risk of failure (for instance, see this 2012 Chronicle of Higher Education article). How, such discourses often ask, do we snap students out of their protective bubbles?