The purpose of the service and justice modules program is to introduce faculty members to the variety of organized LMU student service and service-related activities such that instructors can consider these modules for integration into their classes. Service and justice modules offer opportunities to enrich teaching through engaged learning and to deepen service experiences by involving students with diverse backgrounds. A concise, comprehensive, and up-to-date list of service and justice modules that can be easily perused by faculty members strengthens the connections between the academic program at LMU and the service activities students pursue. Service and justice modules help integrate all three aspects of LMU's mission, the encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, and the service of faith and the promotion of justice.
Service and justice modules are described as self-contained units with supporting material to facilitate the integration into a wide variety of classes. The descriptions follow a template that addresses the most important features of the service and justice modules introducing faculty members to the nature of these activities, the degree of commitment, the learning opportunities offered, and the relevant administrative aspects. Further information can be obtained by contacting the organizers of the module and by following the links to background information. The online list of module descriptions is kept up-to-date to the best of our knowledge and ability.
The modules included in the program are organized or offered by LMU; service and justice is the purpose of all modules. All activities are open to all students; participation in some activities may be determined by a selection process based on an application process open to all students. Activities may require registration by a certain deadline and may accommodate only a limited number of participants. The activities showcased here are organized by the identified campus organization in pursuit of their respective missions; they are not organized to cater to a specific class or instructor. It is the responsibility of the faculty member to get in touch with the organizers of the module in a timely fashion, to obtain all necessary information and provide it to their students, and to consider the suitability of a service and justice module for their classes.
Various campus groups organize other service and justice activities that are not listed. Faculty members are encouraged to contact the different campus organizations to learn more about such opportunities or to make course-specific arrangements for service opportunities.
Developing the Modules
We welcome any feedback and suggestions about the service and justice modules program. If you are a LMU Student Affairs or Academic Unit that is organizing a service activity that you would like to suggest for inclusion in the service and justice modules program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are aware of resources that provide helpful background material on the service and justice modules, please let us know. If you are an instructor who has used a service and justice module in your class, we would appreciate if you shared your experience and/or made relevant class material available. We are happy to connect instructors considering the same or similar service and justice modules.