The Hunthausen Center for Peace and Justice has been established through a grant given to the Center to further the efforts of Carroll College in promoting consciousness of community needs and working to meet some of those needs through Carroll's resources.The Center's Mission statement includes the Center's focus on Service-Learning as well.
One of the principal academic functions of the Center is promote service-learning pedagogy as well as a better understanding of Catholic Social Teaching (CST) and its applicability to the curriculum across disciplines. As a first step toward providing greater awareness of these two areas, this web site contains introductory materials about service learning and Catholic Social Teaching. It will contain links to helpful web sites, copies of service-learning syllabi from Carroll and other institutions, and a bibliography of resources available in the Carroll library. It is the Center's goal to enhance this information further with workshops on service-learning and CST that provide incentives and resources for faculty to integrate service-learning and/or the principles of CST into courses across the curriculum..
Coordination of Resources
In addition to promoting service learning and Catholic Social Teaching, the Center acts as a clearinghouse of community service opportunities for Carroll College students, faculty, and staff. It also supports the service initiatives of other departments such as Campus Ministry and the Career Services as well as Carroll College student service clubs.