Service learning is the key programming strategy in the ISU Community Campus Partnership for Health. The advantage of service learning is that it provides mutual benefits to both students and community partners. Students benefit from the opportunities to apply their knowledge and skill in real world applications and to gain professional experience. Community partners, in turn, benefit from the expertise and passion of students working through their organizations.

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) serves as the campus hub for service learning activities (Click the link to access the page). However, the ISU CCPH hub can help you get connected with community partners and help ensure that students and partners can be effectively connected. We serve as the campus hub for a powerful web-based tracking tool called GivePulse that can be used by community partners to post opportunities and by students to track their hours and record impact.  Click below to explore resources on service learning.

How GivePulse Works

By design, GivePulse is defined as "a community that provides management tools for non-profits and groups of all kinds. Groups with a large community of volunteers, e.g., universities, work with GivePulse to increase student civic engagement and enable easy management of service learning programs."  GivePulse makes managing service learning and volunteering easy.  The new University site license and single sign on capabilities through Okta make it easy for students and faculty to use GivePulse. Contact our group at givepulse@iastate.edu if you're intereseted in learning more about GivePulse.

Click Here to download the full document that details all the features of GivePulse