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1 Service-Learning Orientation for Community Based Organizations Click to Begin Training V 1.0

2 Welcome This orientation is a training for Community Based Organizations(CBO) in the area of service-learning. It will explain the general expectations of a CBO as well as strengthen the relationship between a CBO and their respective campus. Introduction

3 Welcome Section 1: What is a Community Based Organization( CBO ) What is Missouri Campus Compact( MoCC ) MoCC Role MoCC relationship with your campus Section 2: What is service-learning Definition of Terms Goals of Terms Benefits of service-learning for… Students University CBO Introduction

4 Welcome Section 3: Going Deep with service-learning Diversity The Focus Expectations Section 4: Preparation Examples of formal agreements Importance of communication with faculty and student *Note: At the end of each section there will be a brief quiz. Introduction

5 Section 1 Key Players Click to Begin section

6 What is a Community Based Organization ( CBO)? You! A non-profit, government, or health related organization that operates within a single local community for the greater common good. Section 1 American Red Cross Big Brothers Big Sisters Boys Scouts of America Children’s Haven Humane Society Lafayette House Muscular Dystrophy Association United Way Examples:

7 What is Missouri Campus Compact ( MoCC )? MoCC is a membership organization of university and college presidents established to strengthen service-learning and civic engagement partnerships between Missouri’s post-secondary institutions and the communities they serve. Section 1 For a complete list of member institutions, please visit missouristate.edu

8 MoCC Relationship with your Campus Training to faculty, staff, administrators, and students. Partnerships with academic and community leaders. Information sharing throughout state, regional and national networks. Section 1 Resources, including print and online books, journals and more. Research on effective practices. Campus consultation to meet specific needs. Grants and funding for engaged service work. Holding state and regional conferences

9 MoCC’s Role Our Vision: Section 1 Campus Compact envisions colleges and universities as vital agents and architects of a diverse democracy, committed to educating students for responsible citizenship in ways that both deepen their education and improve the quality of community life. We challenge all of higher education to make civic and community engagement an institutional priority.

10 Section 1 Review Click to Begin Quiz Quiz information: This brief quiz will be multiple choice with the choice(s) slowly disappearing one after the other, leaving the correct choice on the screen. Please wait for the correct answer before advancing to the next slide. Good Luck!

11 What does “MoCC” stand for? Missouri Organizational Campus Community Missouri Compact Committee Mississippi Campus Compact Missouri Campus Compact

12 Which one of the following is NOT an example of a Community Based Organization? Boys & Girls Club ® Wal-Mart ® Ronald McDonald House ® Habitat for Humanity ®

13 True of False MoCC’s vision is to challenge Missouri higher education to make civic and community engagement a institutional priority. TrueFalse

14 Great job! Missouri Campus Compact fosters relationships and partnerships between Campuses and their Communities. On to Section 2!

15 Section 2 Service-Learning Click to Begin section

16 What is Service-Learning? Service-Learning is a type of experiential education that combines and pursues both academic achievement and community service in a seamless weave, requiring the use of effective reflection exercises. The goal of service- learning is to develop students’ knowledge, skills, and sensitivities necessary for effective citizenship in a Democracy. Section 2

17 In other words…. Service-Learning combines academics and community service for the means of educating students to become more engaged and active citizens. Section 2

18 A Visual Section 2 Community Need/Issue Reflection Educational Goal = Service- Learning

19 Definitions Service-Learning should not be confused with… Community Service: Volunteerism that occurs in the community and/or actions taken to meet the needs of others and better the community as a whole. Volunteerism: The performance of formal service to benefit others or one's community without receiving any external rewards. Internship: An official or formal program to provide practical experience for beginners in an occupation or profession. Section 2

20 Goals of each… Community Service: To meet the needs of others and to better a community. Internship: To build skills and experience in a certain profession. Volunteerism: To fulfill an altruistic need inside oneself by selflessly helping others. Service-Learning: (Though it may have aspects of the others) To educate citizens and to encourage civic awareness, efficacy, and engagement. Section 2

21 The Benefits To the students… Hands on use of skills and knowledge that increases relevance of academic skills in the real world. Interaction with people of diverse cultures and lifestyles. Increased self efficacy, analytical skills, and social development. Valuable and competitive career guidance and experience. Opportunities for meaningful involvement in their local community. Increased awareness of civic responsibility. Section 2

22 The Benefits To the campus… Fosters motivated teaching due to greater student interaction with subject matter. Fosters development of relationships between organizations and faculty. Gives campus the opportunity to be more apart of the community instead of an isolated entity. Provides great public relations and enhances the campus’s public image. Provides opportunities to extend campus’s knowledge and resources. Section 2

23 The Benefits To the CBO… Access to respective campus resources. Awareness-building of community issues, agencies and constituents. Opportunities for contributing to the educational process Positive relationship and networking opportunities with the campus. Solutions to pressing community needs. Increased exposure in your community. Section 2

24 Section 2 Review Click to Begin Quiz Quiz information: This brief quiz will be multiple choice with the choice(s) slowly disappearing one after the other, leaving the correct choice on the screen. Please wait for the correct answer before advancing to the next slide. Good Luck!

25 Which one of these words can be used as a synonym for service-learning? Internship Community Service Volunteerism None of these

26 True or False? The point of Service-Learning is to get students caring about the issues around them, fully understand those issues with an educated mindset, and then take on those issues. TrueFalse Along with educating students for meaningful involvement in the community, civic awareness, efficacy, and engagement are key goals in service-learning.

27 As a CBO, which is a benefit of service-learning? Networking opportunities with the campus Access to respective campus resources Being apart of the educational process of students All of these X

28 There are 3 parts to service-learning: A community issue or need, an educational goal and this. A set amount of committed service hours Reflection and Assessment A course/class structure None of these. There are only 2 parts to service- learning

29 Great Job! Reflection is what brings everything in service-learning together. Reflection should answer,” What was the point to this project?” and “ Why should I care?” On to Section 3

30 Section 3 A Partnership: A Focus Click to Begin Section

31 Going Deep with Service-Learning Asset-Based Partnership: Seek service-learning volunteers and projects that build the capacities within your organization. Avoid having all your service-learning efforts going to your organization’s normal volunteer opportunities. Simply, Look at it as a partnership, rather than a way to get more volunteer help. Section 3 Utilize the resources service- learning gives you access to in order to better your organization. Identify concrete benefits to your organization.

32 Example Asset-Based Mandy is in the Computer Information Systems program at her university and is looking to do service in the community for her Database Management course. Through service-learning, she volunteers at a local non-profit organization that specializes in after-school programming. While there, she transfers all the paper information of child data to a computer database that she developed for the organization. With this database, they can now more easily locate and input child information when needed. *Mandy’s volunteering occurs during the day when no children are present. Section 3

33 Diversity Education is more than the knowledge students gain in the classroom. Service-learning provides students with the opportunity to learn more about their community as they serve. It exposes students to unfamiliar situations, settings, and cultural environments that they previously may not have been exposed to thus developing the social sensitivities necessary for effective citizenship. By participating in service, students are achieving the broader educational goals higher education institutions have that aim at a well-rounded education. Section 3

34 Example Diversity Dirk is part of the Honors Program at a university that encourages service- learning for the means of instilling leadership. At the start of the semester, Dirk will begin his service at a local non-profit organization that does after-school programming. While there, he assists in various activities in the areas of; arts and crafts, swimming, the teen center, the learning center and simple office work. *The service Dirk does is the same service non-student volunteers are put to work doing at the organization. Section 3

35 Focus A point to remember…. Service-Learning pursues an educational goal that is established by the course or program. So, the service MUST reflect that educational goal. Section 3 In other words, a service-learner should not be doing a service that is unrelated to the learning goals established for the course or program.

36 Is the service relevant to the students’ learning goals? Diversity Dirk is part of the Honors Program at a university that encourages service- learning for the means of instilling leadership. At the start of the semester, Dirk will begin his service at a local non-profit organization that does after-school programming. While there, he assists in various activities in the areas of; arts and crafts, swimming, the teen center, the learning center and simple office work. *The service Dirk does is the same service non-student volunteers are put to work doing at the organization. Asset-Based Mandy is in the Computer Information Systems program at her university and is looking to do service in the community for her Database Management course. Through service- learning, she volunteers at a local non- profit organization that specializes in after-school programming. While there, she transfers all the paper information of child data to a computer database that she developed for the organization. With this database, they can now more easily locate and input child information when needed. *Mandy’s volunteering occurs during the day when no children are present. Section 3 Yes.

37 The Expectation To ensure the progress towards the predetermined educational goal. Section 3 Co-Educator? By partnering with the university and the faculty, you are taking part in the educational development of their students. And in terms of diversity, you are exposing them to aspects of society/community about which you may have great knowledge and experience.

38 Section 3 Review Click to Begin Quiz Quiz information: This brief quiz will be multiple choice with the choice(s) slowly disappearing one after the other, leaving the correct choice on the screen. Please wait for the correct answer before advancing to the next slide. Good Luck!

39 Which example of service-learning is Asset-Based? Hung-Chi Hung-Chi is doing service-learning as part of his International English Program, a program that aims at improving international students English skills. Another aspect of the program is to introduce international students to the importance of civic awareness, responsibility and engagement. He volunteers at the local food and clothing bank stocking and organizing the donated inventory as well as performing simple office work such as filing and answering phone calls. Professor Jaros Course Professor Jaros is a theater professor that teaches a course on Costume History. The course focuses on identifying period clothing and learning their purpose and significance during those periods of time. The students enrolled in her course serve at their local museum that has a basement of donated clothing from several decades in American history. Their job, to identify the decade, lightly restore, and categorize the clothing for the museum; who would have had to pay an expert to do otherwise. *Their project is now an exhibit at the Museum. A B

40 Correct! The museum is utilizing the students’ labor and expertise as a resource. Because of this, the museum now has a brand new exhibit, expanding its original capacities. Next Question

41 Which example most obviously aims at diversifying the student(s) in community issues? Hung-Chi Hung-Chi is doing service-learning as part of his International English Program, a program that aims at improving international students English skills. Another aspect of the program is to expose international students to the importance of civic awareness, responsibility and engagement. He volunteers at the local food and clothing bank stocking and organizing the donated inventory as well as performing simple office work such as filing and answering phone calls. Professor Jaros Course Professor Jaros is a theater professor that teaches a course on Costume History. The course focuses on identifying period clothing and learning their purpose and significance during those periods of time. The students enrolled in her course serve at their local museum that has a basement of donated clothing from several decades in American history. Their job, to identify the decade, lightly restore, and categorize the clothing for the museum; who would have had to pay an expert to do otherwise. *Their project is now an exhibit at the Museum. A B

42 True or False: As a CBO, your experience and knowledge of the issues your organization handles have no educational merit to service-learning students. TrueFalse When entering into a service-learning partnership your experience and knowledge are very important. Good job!

43 Section 4 Getting Started Click to Begin Section

44 Preparation Identify what your organization needs. Contact your campus Service- Learning Office or Person Identify a Site Supervisor Connect with a Faculty Member Fill out necessary forms Have a work plan for the student(s)…and stick to it Section 4

45 Examples of forms Section 4 Community Partner Agreement Student/ Community Partner Service –Learning Agreement Student Timesheet Student Evaluation

46 Final Note Communication is Key Community Need/Issue Reflection Education- al Goal Section 4 Community Partner Student Faculty Member = To be a successful service-learning experience, all three parts must be connected and effectively communicating with each other.

47 Section 4 Review Click to Begin Quiz Quiz information: This brief quiz will be multiple choice with the choice(s) slowly disappearing one after the other, leaving the correct choice on the screen. Please wait for the correct answer before advancing to the next slide. Good Luck!

48 One Final Question… True or False: All parties involved in service-learning will benefit from the experience. TrueFalse

49 Good Job! This orientation should have pieced together service-learning as well as bring into focus the benefits it can have on your organization and your community. To end of Training

50 Congratulations!!! We wish to thank you for taking time out of your day to learn more about service-learning and the possibilities it can bring to your organization. Just remember, by participating in service-learning, you are taking part in the educational process of our future civically engaged citizens. End of Training…

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