Content with Disciplines : Service-Learning

Writing & Reading SL Course

Course Overview: Storytelling … becomes a positive and powerful way to bring everyone to the table, validating what everybody has to bring, and using that as a way of studying this complex society we all share but in which we live differently depending on where we are positioned in it. Even though we may see it differently, because we’re sitting in different positions around that table, we all have something to add to this developing story about who we are as a nation, where we are going in terms of addressing our racial history, and other aspects of justice. “The…

Writing SL Course

Course description: Emphasis is on developing skills of writing, reading, analytical thinking, and research. Students are introduced to thought provoking ideas in readings from a variety of disciplines and learn to organize material, analyze ideas, and produce clear writing. These skills are the basis for success in all college courses and in professional careers. By reading, analyzing, and interpreting material from a variety of writers and, in turn, writing and thinking about the ideas, the student should become more proficient at communication skills. This course fulfills open and liberal arts electives. Course objectives (writing) Students will: 1. Use the writing…

Environmental Science SL Course: Hydrology

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The “OVU EcH2O Water Purification Research Project” will underpin the study of water sciences in this course. Students will study the hydrological cycle, water chemistry, environmental pollution and control, water contamination and methods for water purification. All students will be expected to demonstrate a mastery of all topics through successful completion of quizzes, problem sets, and exams as well as a water purification design assignment. Table 1 Learning Outcomes Learning Outcomes Standards Addressed Activities Assessments Articulate the knowledge and skills of contemporary science NSTA 1.A, 1.B., 1.C., 1.D, and 1.E Class discussion, peer presentations, and research paper Quizzes, assignments,…

Education SL Course: Poverty Matters

Course description: This course explores current theories, research, beliefs, and myths surrounding poverty and its effects on people, the environment, and various communities of practice. Opportunities will be provided for students to deepen their understanding of diversity by developing relationships with local organizations and by working side by side with marginalized populations in the Front Range of Colorado through action research.     Course objectives and outcomes: The students will: Participate in applying new knowledge with local educational organizations that are addressing the cycle of poverty, marginalized populations, and/or very young children and their families; Explore various definitions of poverty and…

Catholic Imagination SL Course

Course Description: This course will offer a multi-disciplinary approach to three primary themes: the practice of serving goodness & beauty of Creation; a practice of mercy; and doing Justice. These not only reflect a sacramental imagination intrinsic to Catholic imagination but also put our faith into action. They are a response to Pope Francis’ call to living this year of 2016 in mercy as a Jubilee year, beginning Dec 8, 2015. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Discuss Catholic concepts of God, creation and sacrament. Discuss basic Catholic social justice teaching. Explain selected Catholic phenomena found within history and/or contemporary culture and analyze how…

Sculpture in the Social Field SL Course

Course Description: This is a studio course designed to provide the beginning sculpture student with a foundation in sculptural processes and theories that contribute to the current field of sculpture with an emphasis on social practice, viewer participation, and broad inclusion. In this class we will work to define a field of sculpture and then survey its aspects, including process, material, ethics, historical contributions, the current zeitgeist (look it up, it will be on the quiz), and professional practices. Students will create elementary and advanced spatial constructions using a variety of tools, materials, and methods as the above topics are…

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…

Psychiatric Nursing SL Course

Catalog Course Description: This course will focus on primary, secondary, and tertiary care of patients across the lifespan with psychopathology and/or psychosocial integrity variances. Students will incorporate a holistic perspective in planning individualized care for patients in an acute behavioral health care unit and in the community. Experiential learning will take place in an acute care clinical setting and in a community setting. Pre-requisites: NUR383, NUR 385, and NUR387. Spring semester. Course Outcomes: American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Expected Student Learning Outcome (ESLO) Institutional Student learning Outcomes (ISLO) See below for the full syllabus: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing SL Course…

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…

Neuroscience Service-Learning Project for K-12 Students

This packet created by Stockton University’s faculty/staff Dr. Elizabeth Shobe, Michael Tumminia, Jemila Worley, Zayhira Roa, and Melissa Cornelius, contains many great exercises and games that help teach youth about neuroscience at an early age. The Last page of the packet includes websites to learn more.

Neuroscience Service-Learning Project for College Students

This effort was conducted by Stockton University to integrate service learning into Neuroscience courses. They chose matters that were relevant to the community (such as nutrition and memory) and created this pamphlet. Another note: Stockton University’s Neuroscience Club created a successful event called “Me, My Brain, and I”. This event was conducted by college students who wanted to teach the community about relevant matters in the field that pertained to them and captivated them. The club members received a modest grant and used this to incentivize people to come learn about neuroscience (they gave away long-boards and helmets).

Civic Learning and Student Success Civic Partnership Initiative

A consortium of four organizations—Campus Compact, the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), Education Commission of the States (ECS), and Generation Citizen—have selected eight institutions to receive grants to participate in an initiative to advance civic learning and student success across the education continuum. The initiative is grounded in the understanding that civic learning is both intrinsically important and is a powerful way to deepen students’ engagement in their own education, thereby promoting their overall success. The initiative is a team-based approach designed to support local education partnerships through an Action Summit and complementary learning communities. To enable participation…

Designing community-based courses: A guide for instructors to develop community partnerships and create public scholarship courses

This handbook is a guide for faculty, lecturers, graduate students, and staff to create, implement, or strengthen engaged scholarship courses. The handbook contains six sections: Engaged Public Scholarship, Building Campus-Community Partnerships, Developing Engaged Scholarship Courses, Supporting Student Engagement with the Community, Deepening the Learning with Reflection, Developing Evaluation and Assessment for Engaged Scholarship. Avila-Lynn, C., Rice K., & Akin, S. (2012). Designing community-based courses: A guide for instructors to develop community partnerships and create public scholarship courses. Cal Corps Public Service Center, University of California Berkeley. 3-45. Full Text.

Service-Learning Pedagogy and Practice

California State University, FresnoLEE 144S SERVICE-LEARNING PEDAGOGY AND PRACTICE (3 UNITS)Course InformationInstructor: Dr. Steven Hart Office: Kremen School of Education Room 247Email: smhart@csufresno.edu Phone: 559-278-0319Course Website: https://bb-app.csufresno.edu Course DescriptionPrepares students to design and implement service-learning in K-12 schools and community settings. Examines theoretical roots, methods of effective teaching practice, and academic, social, emotional outcomes for student learning. Practical experience involves implementing project with local school districts.Service-Learning and Course GoalsService-learning allows students to learn about and experience democracy in action by becoming engaged, contributing citizens and community leaders. By blending community service activities with the academic curriculum, service-learning transforms education into a process of learning in which students…

Community-Based Research: An Introduction to the Scholarship of Engagement

SJSP 101Community-Based Research: An Introduction to the Scholarship of EngagementHobart and William Smith Colleges Spring 2013Community-Based Research: Introduction to the Scholarship of Engagement provides students with the research methods and tools needed to engage in effective community-based research (CBR) and offers a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the demography and history of Geneva and surrounding areas.Instructors:Margueritte Murphy, Chair, Writing and Rhetoric; Faculty Liaison, CCESLSmith 201; x3818mmurphy@hws.eduCourse learning objectives:The course will introduce you to the academic and ethical dimensions of community-based research. The aim is to gain the skills, understanding of relevant legal and ethical issues, and knowledge about the community…

Connect2Complete: Linking Student Success with Civic Engagement

The higher education reform movement known as “the completion agenda” seeks to significantly increase the number of students graduating from college. This is certainly an important goal. Yet as many higher education professionals have pointed out, the completion agenda’s singular focus on “time to degree” may emphasize efficiency to the detriment of high-quality learning (Humphreys 2012). Aware of these critiques, community colleges are seeking innovative ways to increase graduation rates while also improving the quality of student learning. Campus Compact’s Connect2Complete (C2C) program aims to reach this goal by creating new, community-oriented models that support student success. Read more here….

Diversity, Community & Service

REQUIRED TEXTS (available at PC Bookstore) Margaret L. Andersen & Patricia Hill Collins, eds. Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology.Charles Taylor, et al. Multiculturalism….and other readings to be provided in class. COURSE DESCRIPTION One of the core requirements for Public Service majors and minors, this course is offered for the first time this spring. As such, I will be experimenting with format, reading materials, and assignments. You will have as much to say about the final form this course takes as this syllabus– to borrow (sort of) my colleagues' words, this will not be a "virtual syllabus," but 'virtually a…

Senior Integrative Seminar in Women’s Studies

The Senior Integrative Seminar in Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary course which draws from scholarship in history, English, philosophy, political science, psychology, and religion. The course is designed to serve as a “”capstone”” experience for women’s studies majors and graduating seniors interested in women’s issues. Through service-learning, students are encouraged to draw connections between the personal and the political and to recognize that ultimately, the status of women depends on the collaboration and creativity of women working together across the boundaries of race, class, and sexual orientation. The service-learning component of the course concentrates on promoting education and providing assistance…

The Institute for Civic Leadership

The Institute for Civic Leadership aims to advance the civic leadership capacities and commitments of women and to promote the civic and democratic purposes of higher education. Students enroll in four courses related to civic life and intellectual foundations, including an internship in an area of academic interest to them. This fall semester program combines discipline-based analysis of civic leadership and social policy with an internship in which students work on meaningful projects linked to public policy and social change. The curriculum develops their knowledge of strategies and skills needed for civic leadership as well as the intellectual foundations of…

Theology: Service and Christianity

Community service is strongly rooted in virtually all religious traditions. At St. Francis College, students learn to see the connection between service and Christianity in a variety of ways. Service-learning courses and research are peppered throughout the religious studies department. In Religion as Community Activism, students study and research the connection between values and action as they serve disabled children and adults at a nearby center. In Human Sexuality and Christian Marriage, students study issues of culture, ethnicity, and gender while serving at the local women s shelter or Take Back the Night program. All of this begins with a…