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1 The Different Hats of Service Learning Presented by Ohio Campus Compact VISTA Leaders Erica Figley, Heidelberg College Ashley Krogel, The University of Dayton Annie O’Neill, Wilmington College

2 Overview Group Activity Intro to Service-Learning The Hat of the Professor The Hat of the Student The Hat of the Agency Questions and Discussion

3 Moon Ball Activity Goal: To keep the ball off the ground and in the circle Form a large circle One rule – you cannot hit the ball twice in a row Set a goal – how many times can we hit the ball without it touching the ground

4 Why Moon Ball? All information was provided before starting the game. The group had the tools necessary to complete the activity. The group worked to both create and complete the goals. Reflection time was allowed to help assess the progress as well as the end result. Positive Experience, which included the following:

5 Service-Learning Service-Learning is defined as a “course- based credit-bearing educational experience in which students (a) participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and (b) reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.” Robert Bringle and Julie Hatcher, “Reflection in Service Learning: Making Meaning of Experience.” Introduction to Service-Learning Toolkit: Readings and Resources for Faculty. Ed. Campus Compact. Brown University,

6 Service-Learning Diagram

7 The Hat of a Professor Communicator Planner Instructor Facilitator

8 What leads to success? Detailed communication with students Giving students set guidelines from the beginning Giving students structured options Student learning occurs with both faculty and agency Checking in with the agency periodically Integrating students into planning process Integrating both a self and group reflection Clear connection between course material and service experience

9 Recommendations Plan ahead Contact your Center for Service- Learning for assistance Utilize campus community for facilitation or planning of projects Denote Service-Learning in syllabus Have a standing meeting with community partner Evaluate

10 The Hat of a Student Learner Intern Volunteer

11 What leads to success? Student input Direct service Reflection Opportunities Open communication with site and professor Feedback from site and professor Clear criteria for grades

12 Recommendations Have an open mind Plan ahead Get it in writing! Ask Questions Be flexible

13 The Hat of the Agency Partner Teacher Community Leader

14 What leads to success? AC is the place to be… Open communication with professor and student volunteers Proper orientation for student volunteers Preparing agency staff for volunteer assistance Engaging student volunteers with reflective questions accompanied by a meaningful service experience

15 Recommendations Create a partnership Be flexible Be prepared Have a key contact person Ask questions Evaluate

16 QUESTIONS COMMENTS CONCERNS

17 Contact Us: Erica Figley Heidelberg College 310 East Market Street Tiffin, Ohio Ashley Krogel The University of Dayton 2222 James H. McGee Blvd. Dayton, OH Annie O’Neill Wilmington College 1870 Quaker Way, Pyle Center Box 1323 Wilmington, Ohio , ext. 306


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