ERIC Number: ED405043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Building Sustainable Programs: A Guide to Developing & Maintaining Service-Learning at Community Colleges.
Bucco, Diana, Ed.
Service-learning is a pedagogy that combines community service with academic instruction, focusing on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility. This guide is designed to foster the development of service-learning programs at community colleges and presents experiences, ideas, and lessons learned from existing programs. First, reasons for supporting and developing service-learning programs are presented, indicating that such programs meet the community college mission, help develop student self-esteem, and build relations with the community. Programmatic, administrative, and financial strategies are then presented for developing and sustaining service-learning programs. Next, brief descriptions are provided of 19 exemplary practices or beneficial outcomes from existing service-learning programs. Practices described include techniques for forming student connections, evaluation methods, faculty mini-grants, course development methods, efforts to ensure academic integrity, the formation of community partnerships, service scholarships, a faculty institute for program development, involving faculty in community service, community service to enhance career exploration, and the use of service-learning modules that are independent from courses. For each practice, a contact person, organizational address, and electronic mail address are provided. Finally, five resources are presented for raising funds. (HAA)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Community Services, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Financial Support, Grants, Program Descriptions, Program Development, School Community Programs, Service Learning, Two Year Colleges
Campus Compact National Center for Community Colleges, 1833 W. Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85202 ($3); electronic version available at http://www.mc.maricopa.edu/academic/compact/toc.html
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corporation for National Service.
Authoring Institution: Campus Compact National Center for Community Colleges, Mesa, AZ.
Note: Based upon work supported by the Learn & Serve America: Higher Education program of the Corporation for National Service; for related documents, see JC 970 165-167.