Academic Service-Learning 101
Students strengthen their learning when they reflect on their service-learning activities.
Service-Learning reflections are based on the Service-Learning learning outcomes:
- Students will be able to relate what they learned in the classroom to their service-learning project.
- Students will be able to recognize their capability to impact society.
- Students will demonstrate confidence in their application of workplace skills.
Service-learning is one of QCC’s high-impact practices. Service-learning reinforces academic learning,
addresses community needs, and instills civic responsibility. Through analysis and reflection, participants
identify and absorb what they have learned.
Grades for service-learning are based upon student reflections.
"Process for Developing a Service-Learning Project" is a useful flow chart of the project planning process.
Please describe the project in your syllabus in enough detail so that your students will understand what they will be doing, the rationale for the project and the schedule of how it will fit into the semester.
Please identify the course and gen ed objectives that will be met through the project.
Please also identify the community partner, if known, and the need of the partner that the project will address/meet.
|QCC Faculty Publications on Service-Learning||
Schwartz, Jeffrey L. "Preparing High School Students for College While Training Engingeering Students in 'Soft Skills.' 2016 IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC), (March 2016).
Maloy, Jennifer and Carroll, Julia. “Critical Reflection on the Road to Understanding the Holocaust: A Unique Service-Learning Project at a Two-Year College.” Teaching English in the Two-Year College (May 2014): 369-383. http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Resources/Journals/TETYC/0414-may2014/TETYC0414Critical.pdf
Lizzul, Isabella; Bradley, Michael; Di Giorgio, Liz; Aikas, Rose Marie; Murolo, Sebastian and Zinger, Lana. “The Impact of Service Learning on Academic Knowledge, Personal Growth, and Civic Engagement in Community College Students.” The Journal for Civic Commitment no. 23 (March 2015). http://ccncce.org/articles/the-impact-of-service-learning-on-academic-knowledge-personal-growth-and-civic-engagement-in-community-college-students/
Ellerton, Sharon; Di Meo, Cristina; Pantaleo, Josephine; Kemmerer, Arlene; Bandziukas, Mary; and Bradley, Michael. “Academic Service Learning Benefits Diverse, Urban Community College Students.” The Journal for Civic Commitment no. 23 (March 2015). http://ccncce.org/articles/academic-service-learning-benefits-diverse-urban-community-college-students/
Rochford, Regina A. and Hock, Susan. “Writing: A Tool for Historic Preservation and Civic Engagement.” The Journal for Civic Commitment no. 21 (March 2014). http://ccncce.org/articles/writing-a-tool-for-historic-preservation-and-civic-engagement/
Service-Learning at the American Community College (October 2014), edited by Dr. Amy Traver and Dr. Zivah Perel-Katz. Includes four chapters by QCC faculty and staff:
Schwartz, Jeffrey. (2013) Extended Abstract–Teaching Computer Programming to a Diverse Student Body Through Service Learning. First Year Engineering Experience Conference (FYEE).
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