This research describes the development of an introduction to project management (IPM) course taught in the business college of a Midwestern University. Due in part to an educational initiative launched by the University, the IPM was revised to follow a service-learning model. Following an overview of service-learning pedagogy, related theoretical perspectives, benefits, and practical considerations, we describe the prior learnings on implementing service-learning in project-based courses and in particular, the development of the IPM course and our intentions to develop a model of student outcomes of service-learning for project management education. We collected surveys from 85 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the course to examine student attitudes toward service-learning, impacts of service-learning, and adoption of project management career skills due to participation in the service-learning project. We intend to analyze the student data in order to identify the key constructs and relationships that affect learning outcomes.
Outlay, Christina N. and Mendoza, R. A., "Project Management with a Purpose: Delivering Project Management Education through Service Learning" (2013). International Research Workshop on IT Project Management 2013. 1.