Service Learning FAQs for Faculty

Registered Service-Learning Faculty Checklist

  • Complete the online Course Information Form (Link will be provided by Ms. Clay)
  • Attend the mandatory Service-Learning Faculty orientations (Dates will be emailed and posted to the Service-Learning web page)
  • Attend the mandatory Service-Learning Student orientations
  • Check the site approval    
  • Provide students with registration packet and deadlines  
  • Collect and submit student Service-Learning Log-in Forms by the due date

What is the difference between Service-Learning and Community Service?

Service-Learning is curriculum-based and structured as a class requirement in which students enroll and serve the community.  It includes both a classroom and an off-campus experience with a reflective component that meets the objectives and goals set forth by the instructor and of the course. In community service, the emphasis is placed on the people being helped and the service being offered.  These are services, which are identified by an institution of higher education, through formal or informal consultation with local nonprofit, governmental, and community-based organizations. Community Service is designed to improve the quality of life for community residents, to solve particular problems related to their needs, including such fields as health care, child care, literacy training, education welfare, social services, transportation, housing and neighborhood improvement, public safety, disaster relief, crime prevention and control, recreation, rural development, and community improvement; among others.

What do I have to do in order to offer a service-learning course? 

Please contact the Faculty Liaison, Regina Clay at 601-979-6939 or regina.clay@jsums.edu

What information must I submit at the beginning of every semester to The Alice Varnado Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning?

  • Notification that you are utilizing Service-Learning for the semester
  • Submission of the Service-Learning Course Enrollment Form (Only if changes are made to the course syllabus)
  • Complete the Course Information Form (Online)                                                                                                                                                           

16 Week Course (January 9, 2017– April 28, 2017)

When are the Service-Learning deadlines for this semester?

January 30, 2017–Student Registration Packets are due to The Alice Varnado Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning via online submission of the form.  (The professor will provide the link) FIRM DEADLINE

April 13, 2017 – All Service-Learning Log-in forms are due to the Alice Varnado Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning (forms must be submitted by the professor only/NO EXCEPTIONS). FIRM DEADLINE

 

1st 8 Week Course (January 9, 2017 – March 3, 2017)

 

When are the Service-Learning (8 Week Spring Intersession Courses) deadlines for this semester?

January 30, 2017- 1st 8 week Spring Intersession course Student Registration Packets are due to The Alice Varnado Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning via online submission of the form.  (The professor will provide the link) FIRM DEADLINE

February 28, 2017Online 1st 8 week Spring Intersession course All Service-Learning Log-in forms are due to the Alice Varnado Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning (forms must be submitted by the professor only/NO EXCEPTIONS).  FIRM DEADLINE

 

2nd 8 Week Course   (March 6, 2017- April 28, 2017)

When are the Service-Learning deadlines for this semester?

March 20, 2017- Student Registration Packets are due to The Alice Varnado Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning via online submission of the form.  (The professor will provide the link) FIRM DEADLINE

April 21, 2017 – All Service-Learning Log-in forms are due to the Alice Varnado Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning (forms must be submitted by the professor only/NO EXCEPTIONS).  FIRM DEADLINE

What events have been planned for this semester?

 January 18, 2017, Service-Learning Orientations Biology Students only (for students enrolled in the Service-Learning courses, BIO 392-01) will be held in the John People Science Building room 204 from 3:00 p.m. -4:50 p.m.

January 23, 2017, Service-Learning Orientations Biology Students only (for students enrolled in the Service-Learning courses, BIO 392-02) will be held in the John People Science Building room 204 from 3:00 p.m. -4:50 p.m.

January 24, 2017 – Service-Learning Orientations (for students enrolled in a Service-Learning course) will be held in the Jacob L. Reddix Hall, 2nd floor (General Purpose Room), at the following times: 9:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.

January 25, 2017 – Service-Learning Orientations (for students enrolled in a Service-Learning course) will be held in the Jacob L. Reddix Hall, 2nd floor (General Purpose Room), at the following times: 8:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

January 26, 2017 – Community In Action Fair (CIA), will be held in the Student Center (Ballrooms A & B) 3rd floor from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Downloads:

Fall 2017 Agency/Partner List

 Service Learning Course Enrollment Form

Online Site Agreement Packet

Click Here to Complete An Online Service-Learning Survey