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The UAB Office of Service Learning and Undergraduate Research connects UAB students, faculty, and community nonprofit partners to enrich student academic learning, promote civic engagement, and to strengthen and support our local and global communities.

Through promoting service learning and undergraduate research opportunities, the office is a bridge between the instructional and service missions of UAB, enabling students and faculty to apply classroom knowledge and research with community partners to address community issues.

  • Support and Build Faculty Capacity  — provide greater support for faculty creating service-learning and/or research enhanced courses.
  • Enhance Service Learning and Undergraduate Research Visibility   — improve and develop better web-based systems of advertising, promoting, tracking, submitting, and searching SL and UR courses.
  • Assess Service-Learning and Undergraduate Research Outcomes  — develop an assessment process for service-learning and undergraduate research courses.
  • Enhance Student Learning  — create new academic pathways and incentives for students to develop their community engagement and research interests.
  • Encourage and Support Community Partnerships  — support sustainable community-university partnerships that address needs as defined by the community, capitalize on student interest, and support UAB’s mission.

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