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2 The mission of the Civic Engagement and Service Education Partnerships Program is to create pathways for students at Rutgers to graduate with a commitment of civic engagement and public service and to support and promote public scholarship.

3 1988: Rutgers President Edward J. Bloustein proposes community service as an integral component of a liberal arts education; The Board of Governors endorses this idea and Rutgers dedicates itself to citizenship, service, and diversity. 1993: President William Clinton visits Rutgers University to recognize the Citizenship and Service Education (CASE) program as a model for all colleges and universities across the nation. 1995: CASE is selected as an AmeriCorps service site; 70 CASE classes are offered, more than 2000 service- learning students. 2004: The first annual CASE Service Awards are held at Winants Hall recognizing Director Dr. Michael Shafer, three faculty and three community partners 2006: Committee on Service Learning and Engaged Scholarship co- chaired by Assoc. VP Isabel Nazario and Dr. Jerome Kukor was convened to align service learning with the goals of Transforming Undergraduate Education. 2007: The CASE Program is transitioned and renamed the Civic Engagement and Service Education Partnerships program (CESEP)and Dr. Maurice Elias, Rutgers Professor of the psychology department becomes academic director of the program.

4 × 2007: The CESEP Faculty Council is formed 2008: Faculty are offered Public Scholarship and Service Learning Courses Development grants to increase the number of service learning courses available at RU. The Public Scholarship and Service Internships are approved allowing departments without a one-credit service learning experience to integrate a CESEP service learning component to an existing course. 2008: The Community Council consisting of eighteen local community organizatio ns is formed 2009: CESEP launches the Rutgers Bonner Leader Program 2009: The SAS Curriculum Committee endorses the Civic Pathway and International Civic Pathway Certificate Program. 2009: CESEP leads the statewide "Learning to End Hunger" Campaign in support of the New Jersey Anti- Hunger Coalition's efforts to end childhood hunger in New Jersey by 2015

5 Office of the Assoc. VP for Academic and Public Partnerships in the Arts & Humanities Institute for Women & Art (IWA) Womens Caucus for Art Civic Engagement & Service Education Partnerships Program (CESEP) Faculty Council Community Council Student Council

6 CESEP Community Council meets regularly to assess the need in the community and how volunteers can help address those needs Faculty Council meets regularly to guide the academic content of the CESEP program and to provide faculty outreach and mentorship. Student Council r epresents the Rutgers student voice in the current operations and strategic planning of CESEP classes and programs. Promotes and does outreach for CESEP

7 Executive VP for Academic Affairs (Philip Furmanski) Associate VP for Academic and Public Partnerships in the Arts and Humanities (Isabel Nazario) Administrative Assistant to Assoc. VP (Glenda Daniel) CESEP Faculty Director (Dr. Maurice Elias) Senior Program Administrator (Amy Michael) Principal Secretary (Stella Baldev) Type-4 APP Staff & Consultants (Richard Rodriguez & Vilma Perez) Events Coordinator (Claudio Mir) Program Coordinator (Enrique Noguera) RBLP Coordinator (Giuseppe Cespedes) AmeriCorps Fellows (Jerome Goings & Cynthia Douglas) Graduate Assistant (David Burgy) APP Work study students

8 Provide an academic component to students service experiences and connects on-campus learning with genuine community needs, locally and globally. Builds service and research collaborations with community organizations, government agencies, corporations, and alumni associations. Classes are offered in a variety of majors and are open to all students regardless of their class year. There are some variations from class to class but generally each is assigned a 40 hour term of service that runs in accordance with the class For more information about courses offered please visit:

9 CESEP Programs

10 It was created by President Richard McCormick in 2006 Provides Rutgers students with an opportunity to learn about state politics and the legislative process while serving in the district offices of New Jersey legislators. Requirements : Must be Juniors or Seniors that demonstrated academic and leadership excellence Enrollment in the 3-credit course, 01:790:393:01--NJ State Legislative Internship. Serve 8-10 per week in the district office of a state legislator. Participation in special events like Rutgers Day in Trenton and exclusive State House tours

11 Started in 2009 at Rutgers University with 16 students Provides students with the opportunity to develop leadership skills while serving in local community organizations for extended time to address issues such as hunger & homelessness, educational equity, and improving literacy Requirements: Must be prepared to complete a 300 hour AmeriCorps term of service over the course of one academic year or a 900 hour AmeriCorps term of service over the course of two academic years and a summer (8-10 hours weekly) Attendance of mandatory services days Participation in weekly meetings and biweekly trainings The Bonner Program is a national network with 85+ schools with Bonner Leaders actively engaging in community service

12 Special Initiatives

13 This initiative began in Fall 2009 It pulls together the resources of New Jersey colleges and universities to support the efforts of the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalitions Campaign to End Childhood Hunger by 2015 The Initiative is housed at CESEP and is made possible by the New Jersey AmeriCorps Bonner Recovery Act Program through the Bonner Foundation in Princeton. Student volunteers are trained by staff to guide clients through the food stamp application process

14 This initiative began in Fall 2010 Provides Rutgers students with the opportunity to mentor and guide New Brunswick and Piscataway middle and high school Future Scholars to college. Mentors help scholars problem solve, set goals, find academic support services. They also host them at RU for select special-interest events. There are 60 mentors guiding 200 Scholars this year. Mentors take a CESEP course that runs in accordance with their term of service.

15 This initiative will be piloted in Spring 2011 Provides local non-profit community organizations with a team of skills-based J&J employees paired with Rutgers Service – Learning students to jointly develop projects that will help build the organizations capacity to serve local residents. Community issues and thematic projects to be worked on by working teams in this seminar will be based on the needs identified by non-profit community-based partners. This opportunity will help students learn organizational leadership skills, management performance systems and participate in community-based research while becoming familiar with the New Brunswick community. Students earn 3 (Psychology) credits for seminar academic studies in organizational leadership and community development.

16 Encourages developmental, community-based learning throughout students academic careers and recognizes their achievements upon graduation. Requirements: 3 credits of service learning recitations, 6 credits of 21st Century Challenge classes 6 credit Capstone experience A semester of co-curricular service Participation in CESEP-sponsored events. The International Civic Pathway has similar requirements with a 6 credit international service learning experience being the centerpiece. It also requires students to undergo preparatory course work in a geographical area prior to traveling and a special reflective class upon return.

17 Started in Spring 2009 with a presentation by Dr. Doug Greenberg, Executive Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences This series of luncheons gives faculty members and community partners dedicated to community practice the opportunity to hear from and network with local and national experts on issues related to civic engagement.

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