HIP Taxonomy: Service Learning

Service Learning

Minimum Definition of Practice:

Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. Curriculum includes structured field-based “experiential learning” alongside community partners, which reinforces course learning outcomes. Within the TBR System, credit-bearing service-learning designated courses are incorporated into general education or college core requirements for a degree program.

TBR Taxonomy Project Resources

File Service Learning Taxonomy

FileHIP Taxonomy Direction Sheet


SRVC is the online platform where students can search for service opportunities throughout the state and record their volunteer and service-learning hours. TN Promise students who record their hours in SRVC will have those shared with the TN Promise Partnering organization to verify their completion of the service hour requirement each semester. To access the platform, students should go HERE.

List of Professional Association Resources

Campus Compact

National Association of Student Affairs Administrators