Curriculum-based hands-on learning with the community that addresses real world issues. Service provides context for translating discipline-based theories into practice. Students apply academic and discipline knowledge to meet community identified needs.

You can also get an introduction to civic engagement through C1 Civic Knowledge and Responsibilities courses. The C1 Outcome prepares students to be involved citizens and active community members and professionals, and encourages them to participate in civic discourse and activities of personal and public concern that benefit both individuals and the community as a whole. Distributed uniformly among all course levels, students have the opportunity to develop civic-mindedness through meaningful interactions on campus and within the surrounding community throughout their academic career.

Service-Learning Coded Courses

SubjectCatalogCourse TitleGen Ed
AAF300Special Topics in African and Afro-American Studies
AVS132GSustainable Agriculture, Food Systems, and Society
CPL523Planning Theory
CSV301Course-Based Community Service
CSV303Service In The Community
EDC456Mathematics Methods in Elementary & Middle School Teaching
HDF203Introduction to Work & Children
HDF301Early Childhood Curriculum I: Introduction to Curriculum
HDF303Early Childhood Curriculum II: Math & Science
HDF306Infant Development
HDF312Adult Development
HDF314Introduction to Gerontology
HDF434Children and Families in Poverty
HDF440Environmental Context of AgingA2, C1
HDF480Senior Field Experiences in Community AgenciesC1, D1
HDF562Organization Development in Human Services
HPR392Honors Seminar in Civic Engagement & Soc. and Beh. Science
KIN407Physical Activity as Therapy
PHP340Service Learning
PHP350Service - Adopt a Patient
PLS390Irrigation Technology
WRT404Writing for Community Service
Coded as of 8/2023 by CCEE

Additional URI Resources & Links

URI Experiential Education Network Contacts

Who should I contact if I have questions specific to my major or college? Students – please reach out to your faculty member or college/major program coordinator. Faculty/Staff and Employers – please see the list of contact below. Not sure where to start? Feel free to reach out to Sarah Miller.

College of Arts & ScienceBrianne NeptinExperiential Education Coordinator
College of BusinessLynne FinneganExperiential Education Coordinator

College of EngineeringLauren CreamerCoordinator, Career Services & Employer Relations

College of Health SciencesKristin Fratoni Souza
Courtney Mackey Wilbur
Experiential Education Liaison
Kinesiology Internships & Experiential Education Coordinator
College of NursingAmy Creed
Donna Donilon
Experiential Education Coordinator
Clinical Programs Coordinator
College of PharmacyBrett Feret
Erin Edmonds
Clinical Professor, Director of Experiential Education
BSPS Experiential Education Coordinator
College of the Environment and Life SciencesSarah PuckettUndergraduate Research and Experiential Learning Coordinator

International Center - URI GlobalThomas Hospod

Michelle Carrara
Assistant Director, Internationalization Initiatives, Administration & Agreements
Assistant Director, URI Programs Abroad, Faculty-Led Programs, & On-Campus Capacity Building
Office of Civic Engagement & ActionAlicia Vignali-HenryCommunity Engagement Coordinator
Office of Teacher Education, School of EducationBetsy PalazzettiCoordinator, Field Placements
UCAS Center for Career & Experiential EducationSarah MillerAssistant Director, Experiential Education
URI Cooperative ExtensionKaylyn Keene
Sejal Lanterman
Energy Fellows Program Coordinator
RI Agriculture and Food Systems Fellows Program Coordinator

URI Graduate SchoolCara MitnickAssociate Director of Professional and Community Development