Introduction to Service Learning
To fulfill the goals of "Cultivating Moral Excellence, Encouraging Learning, Loving the Country, and Loving the People," and to make service-learning courses more aligned with the expectations of both students and faculty, a new set of academic rules has been in effect since the 108 academic year for incoming freshmen. Under these rules, students can graduate after completing two service-learning courses.
The courses consist of Service Learning Course A, which focuses on building a foundation of service and learning principles and caring for the campus environment, and Service Learning Course B, which emphasizes both on-campus and off-campus service and can be conducted in collaboration with on-campus or off-campus volunteer organizations. Additionally, students who have completed the required basic and special volunteer training as stipulated by the "Volunteer Service Act," possess a volunteer service record book, and have completed at least 12 hours of volunteer service, or those whose service hours have been approved by their department chair, can apply to be exempt from taking Service Learning Course B.
The new service-learning framework offers flexibility and diversity in course content, course providers, and hour certifications. It aims to uphold and continue the mission of service learning, reforming the fundamental structure to enhance the overall quality of the curriculum.