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 Friday, April 15, 2016 @ 5:00 p.m.


‚ÄčWhat 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 11, 2016 – April 23, 2016) 
 

When are the Service-Learning deadlines for this semester?

February 19, 2016 –Student Registration Packets are due to The Alice Varnado Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning via online submission of the form.  (The link will be provided by the professor) FIRM DEADLINE

April 15, 2016 - 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 11, 2016 – March 4, 2016)

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

January 25, 2016- Online 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 link will be provided by the professor) FIRM DEADLINE

February 25, 2016Online 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 7, 2016 – April 29, 2016)

March 18, 2016- Online 2nd 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 link will be provided by the professor) FIRM DEADLINE

April 22, 2016Online 2nd 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

 

When are the Service-Learning (Summer) deadlines for this semester?

First Summer Term (June 1, 2016 – June 27, 2016)

June 9, 2016 Student Registration Packets are due to The Alice Varnado Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning via online submission of the form.  (The link will be provided by the professor) FIRM DEADLINE

June 24, 2016 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

Second Summer Term (July 13, 2016 – August 2, 2016)

July 13, 2016 Student Registration Packets are due to The Alice Varnado Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning via online submission of the form.  (The link will be provided by the professor) FIRM DEADLINE

July 29, 2016 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 19, 2016 - Service-Learning Orientations Biology Students only (for students enrolled in the Service-Learning courses, BIO 392-01 & BIO 392-02) will be held in the Jacob L. Reddix Hall, 2nd floor (General Purpose Room), 9:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.

January 26, 2016 - 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., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.                                               .

January 27, 2016 - 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., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.                                              

January 28, 2016 – 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.

April 26, 2016 - Harden's Center Informational Brown Bag Series. This series will provide information on all aspects of service-learning and the vairous opportunties for service learning. The event will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the Jacob L. Reddix Hall, Suite 110, Conference Room. Please RSVP by emailing regina.clay@jsums.edu 

 

                            

Downloads: 

Academic Service Form

Service Learning Course Enrollment Form

Spring 2016 Agency Partner List

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