Champion Workgroup - Service-Learning

Interprofessional Service-Learning

Interprofessional service-learning is a form of experiential education in which two or more professions engage in activities that address human and community needs together with structured opportunities intentionally designed to promote active and reflective learning about, from, and with each other to enable collaboration and improve health outcomes.


The MIPERC interprofessional service-learning definition is based on and adapted from the definitions of service-learning found on pages 1-2 of:  Jacoby, B. (2015). Service-Learning Essentials: Questions, Answers, and Lessons Learned, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass and the World Health Organization's (WHO) definition of Interprofessional Education reprinted from the WHO's Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice, A. Burton, M. Hammick, and S. Hoffman, Page 10., Copyright (2010).  

Permissions for use provided by Barbara Jacoby, PhD. and the World Health Organization.

Service Learning Workgroup:

Long-Term Goal

The development of the infrastructure, implementation, and dissemination of global and local interprofessional team placements in service-learning activities relevant within each discipline’s curriculum. 

Short-Term Goals

  • The development of an inventory of interprofessional student learning projects across disciplines, institutions, and community partners that identify service learning projects that are either interprofessional or have the capacity to be interprofessional.
  • Contribute to and disseminate scholarly findings on collaborative interprofessional service-learning experiences.

Service Learning workgroup agenda and minutes

Workgroup Co-Leaders

Julia VanderMolen, Ph.D., M.Ed.

Jodie Elder, Pharm. D.

GVSU Contact

Julie Hall, MHS (MT)ASCP
Coordinator of the Interprofessional Education Office

Assistant Professor, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Academics
College of Health Professions
Grand Valley State University

Email: [email protected]

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