About CASL

From left to right (1st row): Kathy Nordyke, director; Elise Mitchell, graduate assistant; Gloria Turner, student worker; Shellie Jones, program coordinator; (2nd row) Lincoln Fowler, graduate assistant-West Plains; Donna Hanley, administrative assistant

The Office of Citizenship & Service-Learning (CASL) is one vehicle by which Missouri State University carries forward its mission in public affairs and fulfills its designation as a metropolitan university. CASL programs are offered at both the Springfield campus as well as the West Plains campus. Certainly, in supporting faculty, students and community partners in service-learning, the CASL office seeks to enhance experiential learning that results in engaged citizenship and improved academic learning that benefits our democracy. Yet even beyond this, CASL helps the University share its resources–i.e., its faculty, staff and students–with the community, impacting the community for the betterment of all.

  • For our community partners, our staff acts as liaisons to the community, by maintaining an enduring, reciprocal relationship over time.
  • For the Missouri State University faculty, we are dedicated to supporting their careers of scholarship, which includes both teaching and research.
  • For our students,we facilitate an interesting and productive experience in the community, one that certainly helps improve their understanding of the academic subject, but also transforms them, challenging them to achieve new levels of engagement and citizenship.

For more information about CASL, check out our website

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