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1 Service Learning and the INSTITUTE for Leadership and Service

2 The University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic university in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, exists to provide excellent student-centered undergraduate and graduate education in an urban context. A UDM education seeks to integrate the intellectual, spiritual, ethical, and social development of students. How does our Mission Statement relate to Service-Learning?

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4 Catherine McAuley was a youth in Dublin 150 years ago during the Potato Famine and Plague. Her own family became poor after her father died, and she moved from house to house. Eventually she went to live with and care for a family who bequeathed her $1 million. She used it to open “The House of Mercy.”  The women who helped her became the Sisters of Mercy, now serving in hundreds of hospitals and schools worldwide, especially with women and children.

5 Ignatius, as a wealthy young man in Loyola, Spain 500 years ago, lived a life of conquest and pleasure... Until he was injured in battle. With time to reflect, he noticed his inner desire to offer his life to God in service. Determined to preach the Gospel and serve those in need, he was required to pursue a degree.  The men who followed him in his zeal for education, service, and preaching became the Jesuits, who teach and serve around the world.

6 The University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic university in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, exists to provide excellent student-centered undergraduate and graduate education in an urban context. A UDM education seeks to integrate the intellectual, spiritual, ethical, and social development of students. How does our Mission Statement relate to Service-Learning? Mission = Student Centered

7 Student Comment  “When you see an issue in someone’s life, you want to learn more.”

8 Eyler and Giles  “The learning we saw in our service- learning students was deeper than merely acquiring and spitting back a series of facts about a subject; it provided opportunities to … think critically about assumptions they had never questioned before.”  It also engaged our students hearts as well as their heads and helped them understand the complexity of what they were learning.

9 Active Experimentation Abstract Conceptualization Concrete Experience Reflective Observation Kolb’s Learning Cycle & Service-Learning

10 The University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic university in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, exists to provide excellent student-centered undergraduate and graduate education in an urban context. A UDM education seeks to integrate the intellectual, spiritual, ethical, and social development of students. How does our Mission Statement relate to Service-Learning? Mission – Urban Context

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12 Focus:HOPE An agency in our community

13 UDM Student Testimonials: “I was able to bond with some of the kids (at my placement).” “I learned that I still have it in me to be compassionate to those in need.” “Most encouraging was seeing the positive impact the center has on families.”

14 Engaging Vision The University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic university in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, exists to provide excellent student-centered undergraduate and graduate education in an urban context. A UDM education seeks to integrate the intellectual, spiritual, ethical, and social development of students. The University of Detroit Mercy will be recognized as a premier private university in the Great Lakes region, distinguished by graduates who lead and serve in their communities How does our Mission Statement relate to Service-Learning?

15 Active Experimentation As you are go back and serve repeatedly while in the course, you return having reflected and analyzed, to apply what you have learned. How can you, now or later in your life, make a lasting change? Abstract Conceptualization Bringing back to this class your own experience in service: who is the person; what is their situation; what are the social justice issues involved; how does it relate to this course, and how does this course shed light on your humanization through education? Concrete Experience Direct service to someone in need right here in Detroit Reflective Observation Attentiveness – seeing, feeling, being aware of what is happening inside you while you serve; reflecting on it afterward, (writing down reflections in a journal) as well. Kolb’s Learning Cycle & Service-Learning

16 Emerging Leaders Program  EVERYONE can be a leader!!!  Chance to develop skills  Apply SOON!!!  udmercy.edu/institute

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18 Introductory Course: PYC 2620 Capstone Course: PYC 4950

19 Medallion at Graduation

20 Social Change Model

21 1.What kind of Service would your professor like you to provide? 2.Are specific agencies or types of agencies required? 3.Are team projects allowed or encouraged? 4.How many hours of service? Concrete Steps for Choosing the Service You Will Perform

22 Concrete Steps for Choosing Your Community Service 5. Finding Agencies for Service: and click Service-Learning

23 Web page: select SL

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25 Web site: select Guide

26 Web page: select svc oppy

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28 Concrete Steps for Choosing Your Community Service 5. Finding Agencies for Service: and click Service-Learning 6.Call your contact, compare their needs with your teacher’s. 7.If it sounds good, agree on a starting date within a week or two. 8.Write down agency, Volunteer Coordinator name, number, and fill in your teacher’s SL2 Roster by the 5 th week or _________?

29 Web page: select svc oppy

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31 Campus Kitchens

32 St. Gregory Parish Festival Mercy Education Project

33 Volunteer Fair Friday September 17 10am – 4pm

34 Web site: select Guide

35 SL3 - Service Verification form Before Starting – Why? How will you relate it to this course? Tally hours When you finish your service, complete SL3 and review it with your contact, and obtain a their signature and verification of hours. Bring it TO YOUR TEACHER by the Week 12, or your teacher’s deadline:_____

36 The urban context of DETROIT

37 Some Tips for Finding Service:  Do something you CARE about!  Start early…TODAY!!!  Remember that you are calling a staff-stressed agency! Try different times and to make contact.  If needed, contact me at: Briggs Bldg, room

38 Service-Learning: Timeline for learning in this course  Week 1-3: find your agency, get set; Sign up on your teacher’s SL2 Service Roster.  Weeks 3-5: start doing your service, and bringing the experience to class  Weeks 6-12: complete your service, fill out your SL3...

39 All forms, agency contacts, etc. are on the webpage:

40 You will LEARN more in this course because of the SERVICE you do Why engage Service-Learning?

41 The GREENING of Detroit

42 Educating Detroit Youth

43 Why DETROIT?

44 Active Experimentation Abstract Conceptualization Concrete Experience Reflective Observation Kolb’s Learning Cycle & Service-Learning  Sensing, feeling  Stopping, Standing back, Thinking about it  Taking in other information, looking for patterns, meaning, implications  Trying something


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