Services & Support

The MU Office of Service-Learning supports academic programs that engage students in meaningful service activities with community partners throughout mid-Missouri. Additionally, we support faculty and instructors from across all colleges and majors in creating service-learning opportunities for students by integrating meaningful community engagement into their courses.

Services offered to faculty and instructors include:

  • Assistance with identifying appropriate community partners
  • Course development resources and tools to enhance service-learning experiences
  • Assistance with the implementation of service-learning curriculum
  • Prepare students to serve in identified service site through Placement Orientation Meetings (POMs)
  • Student enrollment/placement with approved community partners through MU Serves
  • Provide ongoing student support and evaluation

MU Serves Features and Reports

Through MU Serves, faculty and instructors are able to view student status and performance reports at the beginning, middle, and end of the semester. Features of the reports include:

  • Placement Orientation Meetings (POMs) attendance and service site selection/placement
  • Initial contact of service site via an automated email system
  • Service contracts – complete and/or incomplete agreements for service between students and agencies
  • Mid-service evaluation reports – including automatically identified under-performers
  • Final evaluation reports – including automatically identified under-performers