Academic community learning is an educational experience characterized by:
a. active participation in an extended, thoughtfully organized learning experience that meets actual community and student needs;
b. collaboration among student, school, and community;
c. integration of community learning experiences into the student's academic curriculum;
d. provision of structured time for reflection and evaluation; and
e. enhancement of what is taught by extending student learning beyond the classroom and into the community (College of Education Academic Community Learning Taskforce, 1998).
Pate, P. Elizabeth, "Professional Digital Portfolios and Academic Community Learning (Service Learning)" (1998). Project Summaries. 10.