Content with Institutions : California State University Monterey Bay

The Summer of Service Leadership Academy

The Summer of Service Leadership Academy (SoSLA) is a four-week intensive workshop that deepens students understanding of the surrounding community and service learning practice and develops their capacity as community builders.Students engage in conflict reolution and diversity trainings, developing skills essential to suport CSUMB service learning courses, foster community partnerships, and strengthen the ethic of service on campus. During the academic year SoSLA graduates are eligible to participate in our University Service Advocates (USA) program. This year 18 USAs function in course support roles for service learning. Faculty assist with the placement process, work in selected community programs, and involve…

Community Gardens and Native Plant Restoration

Students from CSUMB helped neighborhing community groups develop native plant gardens as part of a program called Return of the Natives. Students also involved at-risk youths in the project as a way of getting them interested in science and college. For Earth Day students brought the teenagers to the CSUMB campus for restoration planting. The Pebble Beach Company’s Environmental Divison has agreed to mentor service learning students in landscaping with native plants for the next time the course is taught. The interdisciplinary approach appeals to majors from science, education, and other fields. Contact: Laura Lee Lienk, Return of the Natives…

Service Requirements

CSU Monterey Bay has integrated service learning as a required component of both (1) general education requirements; and (2) graduation requirements for all undergraduate majors. In essence, students must take 2 service learning courses to graduate. Website: http://csumb.edu/invested/service.learning/

An institution formed around a driving mission

One of the most important factors in whether or not change will work in higher education is whether that change has been incorporated into the mission statement of the institution, and whether that mission is understood by faculty, staff, and students. Many colleges and universities were founded with a mission of serving and bettering their community. Yet most institutions have been around too long for their constituents to recall the circumstances of their founding. Monterey Bay, California, gives us a glimpse of how vividly mission can resonate in an institution that does know its roots. California State University, Monterey Bay…

CSU Monterey Bay America Reads Program

CSUMB participates in the America Reads initiative through its active membership in the Monterey County America Reads Task Force and through the coordination of our work study students and service learners in literacy work in two school districts. The Task Force includes all institutions of higher education in the county. The Task Force is fortunate to have 2 Vistsa volunteers coordinating placements for all members. This year, as a new university, we have has a very small work study pool and have hired four work-study students as America Reads tutors. We also devote a section of our required lower division…

Service Learning Institute

Since its founding as a program integrally connected to the planning faculty’s academic priorities, the university’s Service Learning Institute (SLI) has pursured a very specific purpose: providing students with the skills required for participating in culturally diverse communities by supporting the implementation of curriculum that combines subject matter acquisition with experiences of active citizenship. Service learning at CSUMB is a core teaching strategy which intentionally incorporates our university’s innovative vision: we believe that service learning is the most effective way for students to learn about difference, develop cultural sensitivity, and understand issues of equity within local communities. CSUMB students are…

Sophomore level core requirement service-learning course: “”Introduction to Service in Multicultural Communities””

For at least three years, the Service Learning Institute will offer sections of SL 200 – Introduction to Service in Multicultural Communities, an introductory service learning course, in an effort to “”jump-start”” the development and implementation of this sophomore level core requirement. SL 200 – Introduction to Service in Multicultural Communities (SL) prepares students to enter and exit communities sensitively and respectfully, participate in responsive service, and analyze community needs and assets in the social and institutional context of power and resources. This course directly prepares students to meet the ULR in Community Participation (CP) and provides students the opportunity…

Various Faculty Service-Learning Development Opportunities: Brown bag lunches to summer institutes

CSUMB’s service learning faculty teach over 30 different dynamic SL classes each semester. Service learning faculty play an active role in the service learning process by linking their discipline-based knowledge to the experiences of the students outside the classroom, building partnerships with community organizations, creating meaningful reflection activities and supporting their students in finding and succeeding in their service learning placement with a community partner. Faculty Development Opportunities at CSUMB: The service learning institute is prepared to work with you on developing your service learning class. You can set up an appointment to meet with a staff member to discuss…

Introduction to Service in Multicultural Communities – Section 1: Men’s Issues

Monday/Wednesday 8:00 – 10:00 Building 46, Room 103 E-mail: seth_pollack@csumb.edu Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 10:00 – 11:00 (I welcome the opportunity to meet with you individually to discuss the course readings, your work in the community, or any other relevant/irrelevant topic that might be on your mind. Feel free to e-mail or call me for an appointment.) COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION (CP) ULR LEARNING OUTCOMES The purpose of the CP ULR is to foster the development of self-reflective, culturally aware and responsive community participants through reciprocal service and learning. Students who fulfill the CP ULR by receiving a grade of “C”…

Introduction to Service in Multicultural Communities – Section 2: Youth Literacy and America Reads

Community Participation University Learning Requirement (CP) Successful college graduates posses skills and knowledge in many areas. Among these include collaboration, leadership, active citizenship, multicultural understanding, reflective thinking, critical analysis, and the ability to be a change agent in their community. The ULR in Community Participation (CP) is designed to foster the development of self reflective, culturally aware and responsive community participants through reciprocal service and learning. Successful completion of SL200 with a grade of C or better fulfills this requirement. Students acquire competencies in Community Participation through reflecting on an ongoing, service experience (minimum of 30 hours/semester) with and requested…

Multicultural Children s Literature

TIME: Mondays and WednesdaysSection 1: 2:00 3:50 P.M., Section 2: 6:00 7:50 P.M. LOCATION: Section 1: – Bldg 45, Room 102Section 2: Bldg 45, Room 105Office: Bldg. 15, Room 164Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays (By appointment) Required Texts: Harris, V. (Ed.). Using, Multiethnic Literature in the K-8 Classroom. (1997). Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon Publishers, Inc. Bigleow, Bill. Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years. (1998), Rethinking Schools, Dorris, Michael. Morning Girl. (1992). NY: Hyperion. Steptoe, John. The Story of Jumping Mouse. Anaya, Rudolfo. Bless Me. Ultima. (1972). Tonatiu-Quinto-Sol International Ada, Alma Flor. Gathering the Sun. (1997). Lothrop, Lee & Shepard. Soto, Gary….

Global Studies: Service Learning in Global Affairs & Intercultural Communication

Required BooksThe Alms Bazaar, Ian Smillie, 1995Activists Beyond Borders, M. Keck and K Sikkink, 1998Making Them Like Us, F. Fischer, 1998Conflict Mediation Across Cultures, D. Augsburger, 1992 Course Description The variety, services and number of both "North" and "South" non-governmental organizations has proliferated beyond anyone's wildest expectations in the last decade. Transnational activism is at an all time high. As a service learning course for Global Studies majors, this course will integrate knowledge of NGOs with volunteerism. in agencies that shape and share a "global" vision in some way. By the end of the course, students will have a better…

Oral History and Community

"Memory makes us, we make memory. Imagine yourself without a memory." Elizabeth Tonkin, Narrating Our Pasts "For every story there is another story which stands before it." Barbara Myerhoff, Number Our Days "I have summoned up the courage to tell my personal story because I believe that Americans deserve to know the truth. When I hear of those who say that the internment never happened, and that only those who wanted to live in camp were given that protection, I know how vital it is that the truth be told." Mary Tsukamoto, We the People "I know you must have…