The “S”, or service-learning course designation, alerts students to this unique experiential learning pedagogy and formally identifies service-learning course opportunities. The classes are identified as service-learning courses on student academic transcripts.

To ensure that all Mississippi State University (MSU) courses listed as service-learning (“S”) courses have received a consistent review, the Center for Community-Engaged Learning (CCEL) in conjunction with MSU’s Community Engagement Committee has designed a formal service-learning designation process. Service-Learning Advisory Committee (SLAC), comprised of faculty from diverse MSU colleges, Extension, and a Student Association representative, review the applications for “S” designated curricula and guide the faculty in the process.

To learn more about having your course designated as a service-learning class, please go to the “S” Designation Course Suffix page on CASLE’s website.

All Mississippi State University faculty members are eligible to develop a service-learning class featuring the Sweet Potato Innovation Challenge as their community partner. The academic course must be taught with service-learning pedagogy (appropriate for the discipline) and be approved with the “S” or service-learning course designation. 

The following faculty members are teaching the fall 2015 service-learning classes featuring the Sweet Potato Innovation Challenge as their course community partner.

Dr. Charles Freeman

Dr. Charles Freeman
Assistant Professor
School of Human Sciences


Dr. Bill Elmore
Associate Professor
School of Chemical Engineering