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Tennessee Service-Learning Consortium

TN-SLC Purpose Statement

The Tennessee Service Learning Consortium (TN-SLC) is a non-profit membership association of colleges and universities committed to promoting active citizenship as an aim of higher education. The TN-SLC will serve as a key partner to other state efforts in creating solutions for higher education challenges of access, equity, and accountability while promoting engaged citizenship. Founded by institutional service learning representatives across the state, the TN-SLC provides leadership in advocating, supporting, and increasing student involvement in academic and co-curricular-based public service. The TN-SLC aims to strengthen the capacity of member institutions to serve society; to enhance student learning; and to develop in individual students the knowledge, values, skills, and habits of civic responsibility and democratic participation.

Membership is open to any nationally or regionally accredited two- or four-year higher education institution, graduate, or professional school in the State of Tennessee. The Advisory Board may choose to permit other memberships from K-12 schools, chambers of commerce, state agencies, non-profit organizations, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, foundations, and private corporations. Entities interested in associating with the TN-SLC that do not meet membership criteria may be included as affiliated partners.

Benefits to members include:

  • regional faculty service-learning curriculum integration training
  • professional development forums, conferences, and workshops
  • in-state resource sharing
  • access to the TN-SLC website, listserv, and speakers’ bureau
  • state-level legislative advocacy and coordination of Day on the Hill activities
  • annual statewide survey statistics
  • economic impact analyses
  • program audit reviews

Click HERE to become a member!

Advisory Board Members

Position Candidate Institution
Chair Teresa Brooks Taylor East Tennessee State University
Chair-Elect Donna Seagle Chattanooga State Community College
Secretary Sherry Holloway Clevleand State Community College
Treasurer Mechel Camp Jackson State Community College
Public 4 Year Representative Bengt Carlson University of Tennessee - Chattanooga
Private Representative Jennifer Carter Southern Adventist University
Public 2 Year Representative Shawn Brabham Chattanooga State Community College
Institutional President Dr. Jerry Faulkner Volunteer State Community College

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member Institutions

  • Baptist College
  • Cleveland State Community College
  • Columbia State Community College
  • East Tennessee University
  • Jackson State Community College
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Motlow State Community College
  • Northeast State Community College
  • Pellissippi State Community College
  • Southern Adventist University
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Nashville
  • Union University
  • University of Tennessee - Chattanooga
  • Volunteer State Community College
  • Walters State Community College

 

TN- SLC ByLaws

File TN-SLC ByLaws

2018 Meetings & Conferences

Statewide Faculty Service Learning Track at Volunteer TN Conference

September 26: Fall Meeting @ TBR System Office

          Board Meeting at 9:30 am CST

          General Membership Meeting at 10:30 am CST

Speakers Bureau

The Tennessee Service-Learning Consortium is in the process of establishing a Speakers Bureau to educate and inform about community engagement and to promote our organization.  We would like to invite you to become a member of the Speakers Bureau or to encourage individuals from your institution to serve as a speaker.  If you are willing to share your expertise with the community, please complete this form.

Serve InDEED

Serve InDEED, The Tennessee Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

Serve InDEED, the Tennessee Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, is a peer-reviewed online journal published annually by Volunteer Tennessee. Special issues are published as needed/requested. Volunteer Tennessee, an agency of the State of Tennessee, focuses on community service and service-learning initiatives in which citizens of all ages and backgrounds engage in services addressing the educational, public safety, environmental and other human needs of the state and nation. Serve InDEED publishes articles concerned with service-learning and civic engagement. The editors welcome articles from higher education (peer-reviewed), K-12 education, community based organizations, education/community partners and students.

Submissions are accepted at Journal.Serveindeed@gmail.com, are due no later than May 1, 2018 for the next edition, and are accepted for publication in the following categories:

  • Reflective essays
  • Research-based articles
  • Best Practices

Back issues of Serve InDEED complete with submission requirements in Volume 5, Issue 2 can be accessed at: https://www.tn.gov/volunteer-tennessee/vt-aboutus/vt-publications.html