About the Center

The primary purpose of the Center for Academic Service-Learning (CASL) is to educate, support, and provide resources that further the goals of academic service-learning, including in the creation, integration, or expansion of service-learning within an academic course. It was founded in 1996 by Founding Director Silva Karayan, Professor Emerita, Graduate School of Education.

Meet Our Team

What We Do

  • We provide resources for faculty to help them build service-learning into their courses and successfully secure funding to facilitate experiential learning and field work.
  • We encourage students to enroll in service-learning classes and continue their engagement with our community partners beyond the semester's end to the advantage of their future outlook.
  • We inform community partners about the potential benefits to their organization of participating and them connect with faculty to find opportunities for students to learn by doing.

Our Mission

CASL seeks to improve and better our communities by engaging our students in educationally meaningful service that further the academic, service, and civic and community engagement mission of Cal Lutheran.

As part of this mission, The Center for Academic Service-Learning supports Cal Lutheran's committement by advancing the academic service-learning efforts across campus, and by engaging our students in meaningful experiential learning experiences.