Presentation on theme: "CITLA’s Annual Winter Workshop Using Service-Learning to Enhance the Student Experience Rhode Island Campus Compact & Norwalk Community College."— Presentation transcript:
CITLA’s Annual Winter Workshop Using Service-Learning to Enhance the Student Experience Rhode Island Campus Compact & Norwalk Community College
Presenters: Dr. Carie Hertzberg, Executive Director of Rhode Island Campus Compact; Adjunct faculty member Courtney Anstett, M.S., Service Learning Coordinator at Norwalk Community College Objectives: Basic definitions and benefits of Service Learning Faculty resources, including Rhode Island Campus Compact Community College based examples and ideas to get you started Networking, sharing, and informing each other Welcome!
Introductions, Overview, Pair & Share Basic Definitions and Approaches Benefits of Service-Learning Resources for Faculty BREAK Service Learning in Action at Norwalk Community College: Bringing Service Learning Together Wrap Up: Plus/Delta, Next Steps, Q&A AGENDA
1.Name, department, how many years teaching at CCRI 2.What motivates you to be an educator? 3.What do you hope to learn or take away from this workshop? Introductions
What do we mean? Experiential Education/Experiential Learning Internships/Externships Volunteerism Project Based Learning Undergraduate Research Student Employment Capstones Civic Engagement and Service Learning Regardless of the approach, the experience, the outcomes, and the learning are fundamental
Service Learning Service learning combines community service with classroom instruction, focusing on critical, reflective thinking as well as personal and civic responsibility. Service learning programs involve students in activities that address local needs while developing their academic skills and commitment to their community. - American Association of Community Colleges
Components of Service Learning Intention – Meeting Real Needs Preparedness and Planning Authentic – Community Partner Reflective and Transformative Orientation and Training Monitoring, Assessment, and Evaluation Acknowledgment and Celebration - Adapted from the 8 principles, National Society of Experiential Education
Why Service Learning? The Role of Higher Education in Promoting Citizenship and Advancing the Public Purposes The Learning Experience for ALL Students Addressing Critical Social Issues that Plague our Communities “We challenge you to assure that the next year’s entering students will graduate as individuals of character more sensitive to the needs of community, more competent to contribute to society, and more civic in habits of thought, speech, and action.” – Wingspread 1993
Research Says… Civic Skills, “soft” skills Students more invested in their learning (attendance, knowledge, behavior, investment) Students leave with higher levels of knowledge (real world application) Outcomes of diversity, cultural competency, open to new ideas College Access, Persistence, Employability Faculty motivations
Pair & Share 1.Share a service experience that was connected to your education that had an impact on you. 2.What do you think the role of higher education should be in preparing students as engaged citizens? What about the role of faculty specifically? 3.Have you ever tried integrating service learning into your curriculum? What were some successes and challenges? If not, what do you anticipate them to be?
Resources Campus Compact American Association of Community Colleges Community College National Center for Community Engagement International Association for Research on Service Learning National Service Learning Resource Center Civic Engagement Centers at other Community Colleges
Rhode Island Campus Compact Rhode Island Campus Compact strengthens the collective commitment and capacity of colleges and universities to advance civic and community engagement in order to fulfill the public purpose of higher education. Presidential Membership organization with all 11 institutions in Rhode Island involved. www.ricompact.org
Rhode Island Campus Compact – Take Advantage! Governance: Presidents and SAGE Civic Engagement Network: Community Service Directors + campus leaders/staff AmeriCorps*VISTA Presidential Faculty Fellowship Partnerships for Success (www.ripartnerships.org) Key Community Partners Student Newman Fellows/leaders & RISSS Local, Regional, National events Links to resources, information, other colleges