Content with Disciplines : Business/ Management

In the News Discussion Guides: February 2017

The Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University is offering a series of resources that will act as framings for a few issues that developed over the past several weeks, including possible readings, sources, and discussion questions. Think of these as starting points for purposeful, educational classroom and co-curricular discussions. Read more about the importance of these conversations in our blog post on the power of these teachable moments Read More from the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University More on the In the News Discussion Guide Series from IDHE

Public Good Course: Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association

COURSE DESCRIPTION The course is designed to present a professional development forum for students seeking certification in Nonprofit Management/Leadership from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. The course brings students together to examine professional preparation and practice issues through a series of activities that encourage critical analysis and self-exploration. The course serves as a professional network, a support group, a source of critical thinking exercises and a point of implementing student activities for the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association. The course is unique hybrid learning environment that offers a blend of “professional association” and “student organization” type activities. COURSE GOALS The course…

Business Administration SL Course

Course Description This service leadership course is designed to blend academic study with community service (through service-learning). In this course the students will form consulting teams to serve non-profit organizations by applying business concepts and skills to mutually agreed-upon projects. In this approach, all parties to the arrangement are seen as learners and teachers as well as servers and served. Dealing with issues related to service projects, reflection, and evaluation will be essential elements of the course.   This is not a traditional lecture course. Since the course is designed to be taken by students during their Senior year, the…

Visual Art & Social Entrepreneurship SL Course

COURSE UNDERPININGS Social entrepreneurs are innovators who focus on designing and creating concrete products and services that address social needs and problems. Unlike scalable startups the goal of a social entrepreneur is to seed awareness of organizer collaboration and effective business models for creating micro-enterprise. The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) located in the middle of the community will serve as a secure place to foster, stimulate and sustain the “culture” of place through the management of an accessible maker-space and workshop. The culture of Brooklyn-Curtis Bay (southeast Baltimore City) and northeast Anne Arundel County is fragmented and complicated by the…

Toward Participatory Civic Engagement: Findings and Implications of a Three-Year Community-Based Research Study

This article presents findings from a three-year community-based research study in which a university writing center partnered with an adult education program and a state employment agency to develop online literacy resources housed on a widely used OWL. The resources were designed to help marginalized populations pass the writing section of the GED and compose cover letters and résumés. Findings indicate that the project helped researchers: (a) develop a close relationship with community partners; (b) compose deliverables that met partners’ needs; and (c) assist participants in improving their writing. Despite these results, however, participants’ limited adoption of the online material…

“Let Knowledge Serve the City”: An Evolving Service Paradigm supported by student leadership

Over the past six years Portland State University (PSU) has been creating an institutional culture that practices the motto, Let knowledge serve the city, and the focus of our current Learn and Serve program is Students Serving the City. This emphasis includes developing mechanisms to support student leadership and student voice in the initiation, implementation, and assessment of curricular-based service-learning. By providing resources for faculty and student initiated service-learning, we have been able to institutionalize service-learning on our campus. Although there are still many ways to improve our work, we are happy to say that we currently offer more than…

Center for Community-Based Service Learning (CCBSL)

One of several priorities identified in the University s 1997-1998 Shared Vision process, initiated by President Stephen Weber, was the establishment of The Center for Community-Based Service Learning (CCBSL). The mission of the CCBSL is to enhance learning and civic responsibility through community engagement. We believe that community-based service learning provides structured opportunities for students to learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized involvement that: 1) is conducted in the community and meets mutually identified needs; 2) is integrated into and enhances the academic experience of students by relating academic content to community issues; 3) fosters civic responsibility;…

CultureLinks Program: a service-learning option for international students

The CultureLinks Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a service-learning option for enrolled international students. CultureLinks is sponsored by the Office of Service Leadership in the Department of Student Activities and Organizations in collaboration with the Office of International Affairs. CultureLinks empowers international students to lead culture-specific presentations and discussions to area K-12 pupils and other groups sponsored by Indiana County human service agencies. Through these presentations and discussions, and their direct interaction with the international students, pupils receive a heightened awareness and gain an appreciation of our global society and their future role as citizens in shaping it….

Creating a new Student Council position: Vice President of Service

Because LDS Business College is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, service has been an integral part of the College since its inception in 1886. The College performs several service projects every year, projects such as donating blood to local blood banks, tutoring students at a local elementary school, and many others. However, I would like to highlight a specific practice representing a change in student leadership: Vice President of Service In 1997, the College decided to create two new positions on the Student Council, increasing the number of student council members from three…

First-year programs: 1-4-1-4 academic calendar,””Into the Streets,”” and the Leadership Development Practicum

Our educational model for our first-year students is unique. Our Autumn (August) Term, resulting in a 1-4-1-4 academic calendar for first-year students, provides our students a more personalized academic experience to help them make the transition to our College. Autumn Term culminates with “”Into the Streets,”” an organized program of community service projects. During Winter Term, many of our first-year students enroll in a Leadership Development Practicum based on the highly successful management development models used in executive training programs, while many others enroll in a Service-Learning Practicum. These courses engage students in service programs in the local community so…

Project SERVE: student-run service center

When students work in the community, their leadership potential can shine. Student leaders can be found doing everything: from starting new projects to finding new ways to solve old problems; some student leaders have redefined service on their campus while others spearhead recruitment of hundreds of new participants. At the University of Michigan, student leaders simply do everything. With 280 student leaders coordinating hundreds of community service and community engagement efforts, Project SERVE is one of the largest student-run service centers in the nation. The two staff advisors do, however, confess some level of confusion about their role within the…

“Trends in Nursing” students attend “Nursing, the Community and Legislation” seminar

Four students enrolled in Trends in Nursing attended a seminar at the New Jersey State Nurses Association regarding the legislative process. As a result of what they learned from the seminar, the students interest was piqued, motivating them to follow a bill through the legislative process regarding mandatory overtime. Subsequently, they attended a senatorial committee meeting where they witnessed first hand the importance of their participation in the political process, as well as how their support and involvement could make a difference within the community. After reflecting on their experiences, they decided to prepare a document describing this process as…

Leadership and Community Building seminar

All this time I ve been working to change things, a student, active for years in community service, once confided in Richard Ferguson. But now I realize I m not really making a difference. To Dr. Ferguson, director of the Institute for Neighborhood and Community Leadership at the University of Dayton, this was not a sign of despair, but a sign of progress, one of the many steps students take in recognizing the depth and complexities of what it means not just to be a problem-solver, but to be a citizen. As the student quoted above continued working with Dr….

Neighborhood? program: a simulation that teaches democratic participation and leadership skills

Neighborhood? is a simulation written by staff of the McDonough Center of Marietta College to enhance the leadership theory that is studied in Leadership 101/ 102. Over the course of a weekend, students elect a government for their six-neighborhood town of Rostville and soon discover that a dangerous state facility is to be placed in their midst. How the citizens of each neighborhood and the elected government work out the details of the placement of this facility is the subject of the simulation and its debriefing. The primary goal of Neighborhood? is to help students understand more clearly the role…

Community Advocacy Program (CAP): students play the role of a community service facilitator

Based on the needs of the campus and our surrounding communities, the CCBSL has amplified the role of students as contributors to the development of community-based service learning at SDSU and the development of strong community partnerships with agencies where we can place students in regular, on-going service. To provide the support and expansion, we created the Community Advocacy Program (CAP) which trains student leaders to act as responsible citizens in response to needs identified within the San Diego and Southern California region. Each CAP Leader is a volunteer coordinator with a partner agency and SDSU course or package of…

Migrant Community Project

Rural central Pennsylvania hosts a transitory and semi-permanent migrant community serviced by education and social welfare agencies. These agencies function in a climate of resource loss due to federal, state, and local downsizing. Students need opportunities to experience multicultural, real-life situations preparing them for careers and responsible citizenship. The Migrant Community Project, a collaboration between Bloomsburg University professors, the SOLVE and Admissions offices, and local education and social welfare agencies benefits all involved. The Project’s goal is to challenge the University and relevant service agencies to facilitate the concept of service-learning by developing an interdisciplinary teaching and research process that…

New Student Community Service Project

Every September, as a part of the College s new student orientation program, the entire freshman class, new transfer students, student orientation sponsors, resident assistants, student career consultants, student community service coordinators, and student academic liaisons participate in a volunteer program. The project students undertake, and the logistical support required for the project are determined during the summer months by the Director of Internships and Volunteer Programs. Projects in recent years have included: fence painting and spreading sand (seven tons!) throughout the playground of a local pre-school; cleaning up the local Little League field; landscaping the grounds and interior painting…

Dwight Hall

At many colleges and universities, student service has a history of coming from outside the academy. In New Haven, Connecticut, Dwight Hall serves as an independent community service center for Yale University students. Located on campus but not technically accountable to the university, the service center epitomizes the high degree of student leadership that is necessary for successful co-curricular service-learning. The students who run the center are motivated by their responsibility to maintain longstanding relationships with New Haven agencies. Students develop proposals and include plans for how the program will continue after they graduate. Learning and reflection regularly take place…

Teacher education program incorporates community engagement

Changes in society warrant changes in education. As the United States as a whole is affected by progress in technology, developments in the economy, or shifts in values and beliefs, schools must evolve in response if they are to prepare youth for the world in which they live. Change in education occurs on a variety of levels, and a number of colleges and universities have used their resources to touch on many of these levels: from k-12 to adult to teacher education. It is the contention of Service Matters that one of the most important changes that can occur in…

UC LEAD (Union College Leadership Education and Development)

Union College just completed its first year as one of twenty-four higher education institutions participating in the Bonner Scholars Program. Although the college has provided opportunities for students to serve the community throughout most of its history, the partnership with the Bonner Foundation has granted increased excitement and new possibilities such as resources and sources for training, and direct financial support for low-income students. In an effort to expose students to the three-way connection between one s own personal values, beliefs and culture; the college s mission and vision; and the needs of the community, the college developed the UC…