Presentation on theme: "2007 Community Service and Service-Learning Coordinators Professional Development Workshop D. Kent Johnson, Director Program for Instructional Innovation."— Presentation transcript:
2007 Community Service and Service-Learning Coordinators Professional Development Workshop D. Kent Johnson, Director Program for Instructional Innovation The University of Oklahoma
Todays Goals Overview of Service Learning Begin to describe what you would like service learning to look like on your campus Define the gap between the current and desired status of service learning on your campus Develop an action plan to help close the gap.
So, You Want to Lead a Community Service/Service Learning Effort
Factors that Contribute to Successful Partnerships Beneficial to all Stakeholders Interpersonal relationships built on trust Shared vision and mission Equitable sharing of resources Developing operating principles Long and short term goals Evaluation Committment
Starting Relationships With Community Partners Its all about them Ask about their work, their mission, challenges and successes Ask about their resources and needs How (or do) they wish to partner with your institution What would they like that relationship to look like
Matching Partner Needs to University Resources Types of Relationships Volunteer Assistance Short term community service project Long term community service project Specialist, Consultant Is it a service learning opportunity
Foundation for Partnerships and Service Learning Community Centered – Does service meet needs of partners? Do they have voice? Student Centered – Does service further students development Knowledge Centered – Does service contribute to academic learning
Different Perspectives Faculty how and what type of service work will reinforce the learning objectives for my students? Is this going to be too much work? Community How will this partnership help us achieve our overall mission? Is this going to be too much work? Students How is this going to fit in my schedule? How am I going to juggle my job, my homework, and service? Why do I have to do this requirement when I already do community service? Is this going to be too much work?
Professional Development Workshop – Part 4 Working Together: Academic and Student Affairs
Group Activity Finding Common Ground Now that we have formed our groups, discuss the following questions: 1.Individually list the three most important goals for students you work with. 2.Compare/contrast the goals 3.Describe what you do 4.Discuss the barriers to working between units