The topic of the next ProVisions session, which will be held next Tuesday, 3/26, at 12pm in Standish A/B, is Teaching Service-Learning Courses.  The presenters will be Fred Boehrer, Ph.D., Coordinator of Academic Service-Learning, Community Involvement Faculty, and Jeanne Wiley, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.

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In preparation for these presentations, Dr. Boehrer has put together a Service-Learning Overview.  The following is the information that he has provided:

Service-Learning is a pedagogy for deepening students’ understanding of course learning objectives by connecting with off-campus community partners.

Service-Learning courses are not the same as Community Service.

While both involve volunteering, Service-Learning is classroom-based, with “volunteering” or “community service” integrated into the course syllabus.  Through Service-Learning courses, students have an opportunity to reflect on their volunteer experience through the lens of their course concepts and theories.  Studies have shown that students in Service-Learning courses grasp course learning objectives better than students in non-Service-Learning courses.

Teaching Service-Learning classes require a little extra planning and flexibility, but the rewards are very significant.

Do you want to explore syllabi offered by other faculty in your academic field?

Visit: http://www.compact.org/category/syllabi/

Do you want an introduction on how to teach a Service-Learning course?

Visit: http://prezi.com/op2f66sb0swe/template-welcome-to-service-learning/

Do you want to learn about how to connect with a Community Partner for a Service-Learning course?

Visit: http://prezi.com/seefuy1sfvgr/template-creating-successful-community-partnerships-faculty/?utm_source=website&utm_medium=prezi_landing_related_solr&utm_campaign=prezi_landing_related_author

Are you interested in more resources for teaching a Service-Learning course?

Visit: www.compact.org 

Campus Compact is a national coalition of colleges dedicated to service-learning.

Saint Rose is a member of Campus Compact. This site contains a plethora of resources for faculty (syllabi, faculty toolkits, service-learning models, assessments, research opportunities, etc.)

Do you want to teach a Service-Learning course at St. Rose for the 2013-14 year?

Please join us:

Service-Learning Training Workshop for Saint Rose faculty

Friday, April 12

10am to 1pm (lunch included)

CCIM Conference Room 118

1006 Madison Avenue

Please contact Fred Boehrer (boehrerf@strose.edu) to sign-up.

As Coordinator of Academic Service-Learning, Fred Boehrer

– supports faculty who are currently teaching service-learning courses

– invites and provides training for faculty interested in teaching service-learning courses

– networks Saint Rose faculty, administrators, staff, and students with local community organizations (“community partners”)

– networks with service-learning advocates at local colleges

Jeanne Wiley will also present next Tuesday and is allowing us to share her Ethics & Values syllabus and her Service-Learning guidelines with other faculty.  Browse at your leisure!

Ethics Service Learning Project Guidelines Spring 2013

Ethics Syllabus Spring 13 – Wiley

We look forward to seeing you March 26th!

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