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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…

A service-learning consortium to provide service to the elderly

Four colleges in upstate New York have formed a service-learning consortium to provide service to the elderly. Students in the colleges nursing, social work, and pre-medical programs enroll in a seminar on care for the elderly team-taught by faculty from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Keuka College, Finger Lakes College and Empire State College. The seminar addresses various topics related to the physical and emotional care of the frail elderly. As part of the course, each student spends fifty hours with two different elderly adults in conversation and running errands, helping residents to remain living comfortably in their own homes….

Community Service House: an upperclassmen Co-op

Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY have a Community Service House. It is an upperclassmen Co-op with 17-20 students and is located in an old fraternity house overlooking Seneca Lake. Students are selected based on applications which include their record of service activities, response to an essay question and a letter of recommendation by someone who can attest to their service. Residents are required to complete 5 hours of service per week as well as plan and implement 1 house wide project per semester. Residents are also expected to be on the planning committee or serve as site…