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1 Office for Service-Learning Geraldine Stirtz, Director

2  College of Education ◦ Department of Teacher Education ◦ 1991 State Rule 100 hours of field experience  Service-Learning Component- developed Requirement for all  21 years-7000 students, 150,000 hours  Developed/taught 3 credit hour, web- based, graduate class, Development Training in Service Learning

3 Midwest Consortium (Nebraska) for Service- Learning in Higher Education  UNK Activities ◦ Office established-1999  Support from Consortium institutional funds  OSL Director served as UNK representative to Consortium, currently serves - Campus Compact  Mentored other directors ◦ UNK - host of first statewide Consortium Conference, Fall 1999 ◦ UNK Host for Midwest Conference 2007

4 ◦ Faculty & Community Training Institutes yearly  3 days long, faculty each session  Community service organizations shared needs  Faculty served in community, ½ day  Worked on course development, reviewed research articles, shared ideas ◦ Sponsored Alternative Spring Break trips

5  Before & After School Sites  Public School Classrooms  Head Start Programs  Nursing and Assisted Living Residences  At-Risk Youth Centers & Programs  Museums  Services for Persons w/ Disabilities  Adult Education Classes  American Red Cross

6  Education ◦ Teacher Education, Communication Disorders, Counseling, Health/PE  Business & Technology ◦ Industrial Technology, Accounting/Finance, Management, Marketing & Management Information Systems  Fine Arts & Humanities ◦ Communication, English, Music, Art ◦ Modern Languages  Natural & Social Sciences ◦ Biology, Geography, Computer Science, Social Work, Criminal Justice, History, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology


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