Service Learning

Service-Learning is a method of teaching whereby students learn through active participation in organized service experiences that:

  • are integrated into academic curriculum
  • meet the needs of the community
  • help foster civic responsibility

(adapted from the National & Community Service Trust Act, 1993)

It is a teaching method that allows students the opportunity to put what they are learning in the classroom to practical use in the community.  Service-Learning is a teaching strategy that integrates course content with relevant community service.  Through assignments and class discussions, students critically reflect on the service in order to increase their understanding of course content, gain a broader appreciation of the discipline, and enhance their sense of civic responsibility.

(adapted from the Boise State Service-Learning website)

The Service Learning Fair will be Septermber 5, 2013, 10 am to 2 pm in the Student Center.Service-Learning is not the same as volunteerism.  When volunteering, a person does valuable work for a community agency, with the focus being solely on the agency's needs.  The volunteer does not expect to gain anything other than a feeling of satisfaction that he or she has done helpful things to benefit a worthy cause.  Although the student doing service-learning also receives the same sense of satisfaction, the focus is not merely on the agency's needs but on the academic needs of the service learner.  With service-learning, it is very important that the service experience directly relate to the curriculum and objectives of a certain course.

Service-Learning is practiced at over 1,000 colleges and universities and by over two million college students nationwide.  Service-Learning enhances learning and fosters civic responsibility through active involvement in academically-based community service.

Student Orientation

Manuals

Required Forms 

Do these forms FIRST, in this order:

Turn these three forms in at the END of service:

Service-Learning Community Partner List

Click here to view the complete list of service-learning partners. 

Agency and Student Survey Results

In the News

Campus Compact:  College Makes Honor Roll  

Campus Compact, a national coalition of college presidents dedicated to encouraging community service among college students, has named Rose State College to the Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2010.

According to the organization, Rose State was named to the roll for its campus outreach programs involving its students, including its student civic programs and activities like Habitat for Humanity or its Adopt-a-School program.

“Being included in the Honor Roll recognizes the depth and breadth of activities that you, your faculty, staff and students employ to successfully partner with the next generation of engaged citizens to develop leaders who are willing and able to confront the challenges we face in society,” the award letter states.

Campus Compact said the award is in conjunction with the Corporation for National and Community Service.

“Rose State’s involvement with all aspects of our community is a central part of our mission, whether it’s helping elementary school students, hosting children at our holiday party, planting trees, or offering wellness programs,” said Rose State College President Terry Britton.  “We’re very pleased to be honored by Campus Compact for this work.”

 

Project Photos

Habitat Project

Habitat Project

Habitat Project

Habitat Project

Habitat Project

Habitat Project

Air Quality Control Project

Air Quality Control Project

Air Quality Control Project

Air Quality Control Project

Air Quality Control Project

Air Quality Control Project

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