ERIC Number: ED407035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Service-Learning Faculty Manual, Century Community and Technical College, 1996-1997. Revised December 1996.
Century Community and Technical Coll., White Bear Lake, MN.
Prepared to help faculty implement service learning at Minnesota's Century Community and Technical College, this manual reviews service learning and provides strategies for developing components. The first part defines service learning, providing text from the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993. Next, sample service learning projects are listed, focusing on activities addressing the issue of violence, and possible projects are described in the areas of youth, elderly and disabled populations, the environment, cultural activities, and poverty and hunger. Four types of learning and development possible through service learning are then reviewed and the benefits for students, teachers, and the community are listed. The next sections provide a sample service learning syllabus developed at the college, Spring 1997 important dates, and a sample development form for integrating service learning into a course. The following sections present strategies for developing syllabi, seven criteria to consider when choosing a service-learning site, and suggestions for student writing projects. The final sections provide a checklist for faculty developing service learning programs, a sample final paper requirement, and a description of the procedure for applying for stipends for integrating service with academic study. Attachments provide a site confirmation form; a student service-learning log; final evaluation of student for academic credit; and a student packet, including information on making a learning plan, service learning requirements and objectives, the use of journals, and evaluation. (HAA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Century Community and Technical Coll., White Bear Lake, MN.