Online Service-Learning Institute

Monday, July 17th from 12:00pm to Wednesday, July 19th, 2023 3:00pm (ET)

Online Service-Learning Institute
July 17 - 19, 2023  |  In-Person Event  |  Hosted at Marian University

Registration Fees:

NEW: Virtual Registration Option---Registration Open Through July 9, 2023, at 11:59 PM

Virtual Registration
Registration Opens Cost
CEA & Partner Alliance Registration--Virtual Attendee June 27th - July 9th $50/person

Virtual Attendance Registration includes the following:

  • All event materials
  • Access to a digital repository for additional resources

In-Person Registration Options---Registration Closed

Registration Types

Registration Open Single Occupancy Double Occupancy

CEA Partner Registration

May 4th - June 25th $300/person $220/person
Partner Alliance Registration May 22nd - June 25th $450/person $330/person
General Registration June 5th - June 25th $900/person $650/person

In-Person Attendance Registration includes the following:

  • Overnight accommodations (single or double occupancy) on Monday, July 17th, and Tuesday, July 18th
  • Meals and snacks beginning with Lunch on Monday, July 17th, and continuing through Lunch on Wednesday, July 19th
  • All event materials
  • Access to a digital repository for additional resources
  • Free event parking for the duration of the event
  • Complimentary WiFi for the duration of the event

See the CEA website for additional registration information.


The system can only capture participant information for one individual at a time. If you are registering/paying for multiple participants, you will need to process each registration individually.

Event Information

The traditional in-person Service-Learning Institute, better known as SLI (“slee”), is a 3-day learning community-style institute designed to assist you in transforming your traditional course into a high-impact community-based experience. The Service-Learning Institute focuses on the basics of curricular course design and introduces participants to high-impact community-engaged practices as conceptualized by Hoy and Johnson (2013).

The 2023 Online Service-Learning Institute takes traditional SLI to the next level by focusing on transforming your traditional face-to-face course into an online (or hybrid) community-engaged course. This opportunity will assist community-engaged educators to:

  • Develop a NEW online (or hybrid) course with an embedded community-based component
  • Redevelop an existing community-based course into an online (or hybrid) community-based course
  • Understand ways in which to create remote community-campus partnerships for curricular purposes

Begin by examining your learning objectives, and end with focusing on how to work with your community partners to co-create high-impact experiences for your students. The Institute includes plenary workshops, concurrent learning sessions, and small group learning communities, allowing faculty, graduate students, and community partners to focus on their individual learning needs.

Institute Objectives:

  • To increase the number of high-quality, high-impact community engagement experiences courses
  • To share promising practices and generate new ideas on how to implement online community-engaged experiences
  • To enhance reflection, assessment, and partnerships in curricular and co-curricular high-impact community engagement experiences
  • To build a network of engaged scholars and practitioners

Institute Topics:

  • Introduction to high-impact community engagement practices (Hoy & Johnson, 2013)
  • Designing online and hybrid curricular high-impact community engagement experiences
  • Creating and assessing learning outcomes connected to community-based experiences
  • Developing meaningful reflection activities
  • Developing community-campus partnerships for online community engagement
  • Constructing course documents, including course syllabus, memorandum of understanding, and learning contract
  • Preparing students for online community-based learning

Who should attend?

The Online Service-Learning Institute has been designed for:

  • Faculty interested in developing new online (or hybrid) service-learning (or high-impact community-engaged) courses or gaining strategies to improve the quality of their current online community-engaged course.
  • Graduate students interested in incorporating online community-engaged pedagogy into their future work. 
  • Community partners working with faculty or graduate students to plan and implement a community-based learning experience.
Opens May 4, 2023 8:00am
CEA Partner & Alliance Registration --- Virtual Option

Individuals at CEA or Partner Alliance Institutions who will be participating in this event virtually.

View CEA Partner Institutions here:

Alliance Partner Organizations include:

  • Community-Engaged Alliance
  • Engage NJ
  • LEAD California
  • Kentucky Campus Compact
  • North Carolina Campus Engagement
  • Ohio Campus Compact
  • Partners for Campus-Community Engagement
  • Washington Campus Coalition for the Public Good

If you have questions, please contact Laura at

*Individuals at non-CEA or Partner Alliance institutions who register using this option will be invoiced for the correct registration rate.