Service Learning Resources

For NMC Faculty:

Service-Learning Resources

External Resources

Faculty Fellows:  Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR)

Faculty Fellows CBPR is a program which supports faculty in developing, conducting and disseminating community based participatory research.  Faculty Fellows work together with community partners to develop a fuller understanding of community issues and design appropriate interventions.  In support of the Center's focus on diabetes prevention, the 2013-2014 Faculty Fellows are working with community organizations to identify barriers to good nutrition faced by families within targeted communities.  They are currently working together to develop appropriately targeted interventions.

Examples of Past and Current NMC Service-Learning Projects

Course Partner Project

COM 230 Language And Culture

OneWorld- Minority Health Initiative Community Partnership

Assisted with childcare and conducted basic health screenings with Spanish-speaking patients

BIO 240 Nutrition

Upward Bound/College Challenge

Teaching healthy cooking class to high school students

NRS 100

Omaha Housing Authority

Blood pressure checks

NRS 340

Minne Lusa Elementary School

Planned and implemented school-based health fair

Several Clinical Courses

Mobile Diabetes Center

Blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol checks at various community sites

Faculty Community Orientations

Faculty community orientations are a partnership with College of Saint Mary which began in 2005.  The purpose of these orientations is to deepen faculty knowledge of pressing community issues and illuminate the potential for faculty and students to work together with community organizations to address these issues.  The orientations are organized thematically and open to all area colleges and universities.  Orientations include a panel overview of the highlighted issue and 2-3 site visits to community organizations working to address the issue.  The day concludes with a lunch and reflection session, pulling together the "learnings" from the day.  Past orientations have focused on such topics as:  childhood obesity, food policy, refugee integration and community development in Northeast Omaha.

Faculty Orientation - Food and Sustenance (Future of Food)


Allison Kinney-WalkerAllison Kinney-Walker
Assistant Professor, Arts and Sciences
Nebraska Methodist College - The Josie Harper Campus
720 North 87th Street
Omaha, Ne 68114
Phone: 402.354.7121