How many SALT credits am I required to earn before graduation?
What are some opportunities to earn SALT Tier I credits?
Can I receive SALT credit for a service-learning course I completed at another university?
Am I supposed to fill out a form to receive credit for any SALT experience I participate in?
Am I only allowed to participate in Lipscomb "sponsored" SALT experiences?
Is there a comprehensive list of SALT enhanced courses?
Where can I find a list of activities/ opportunities for Tiers II-IV?
All incoming students (freshmen and transfers) who entered Lipscomb this fall with less than 90 hours are required to complete two service-learning experiences before graduation through the SALT Program. Read below for more information on available SALT opportunities. No more than one experience can come from Tier I, and at least one experience must come from Tier II or III.
Students who transferred in with 90 hours or more are required to complete one service-learning experience before graduation from Tier II or III.
You can earn a SALT Tier I credit by participating in a SALT Tier I project. You can view a list of upcoming projects on our Tier I project calendar.
Students who completed service-learning courses at other universities may transfer in up to one service-learning credit.
No forms are required to receive credit for your SALT experiences. SALT experiences are recorded as courses through Banner/ DAR. However, if you choose to earn SALT credit through a mission trip, a SALT approved internship, or any other SALT approved experience that is not overseen directly by our office, you will need to notify the SALT office of your plans and obtain SALT approval. You will also be required to complete a series of reflections in order to earn your credit.
Each SALT experience will have its own method of record keeping, and the SALT Program keeps track of this information through the registrar's office.
Students are encouraged, but not required to participate in Lipscomb "sponsored" SALT experiences. The benefit of participating in one of these experiences is that that are already established, and most of the leg work is already done for you. If you have a particular service project or long standing commitment with a nonprofit agency, you are welcome to contact the SALT Center regarding an independent study-type SALT experience for SALT credit. However, we encourage you to participate in university planned experiences whenever possible. The following are types of SALT experiences:
Tier I - SALT one-time project
Tier II - SALT course
Tier III - SALT internship, cooperative (independent study), mission trip
Tier IV - SALT capstone (program approval required - SALT Scholars only)
SALT course offerings change each semester. You can click here to view a list of current SALT enhanced courses.
Please see the list above for types of SALT experiences. SALT experiences change each semester, but here is how you can find out about current SALT offerings and offerings for next semester.
SALT Tier I: The SALT website, SALT campus-wide emails
SALT Tier II: The SALT website, the Academic Catalog, My Lipscomb, academic departments
SALT Tier III: The Career Development Center has a list of SALT internships, and the Missions Department has a list of all mission trips. SALT Cooperatives and other opportunities are advertised through academic departments or the SALT Center. The SALT Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts are also places to see advertised internship opportunities.
SALT Tier IV: The SALT Center, Honors Program, academic departments