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  • Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
    off campus community engagement and service activities events that will engage peers in meaningful experiences The Service Ambassador SA Program has been designed to assists students and student organizations with the creation of and participation in co curricular service activities The service activities will happen outside of the classroom and therefore will not be attached to any specific curriculum or learning objectives Instead these activities will be designed to educate students on general social issues in Southwest Florida engage them in active participatory events with others and provide them the tools they need to continue service independently All Service Ambassador Events will be planned by student leaders SAs and fall under one of the following categories or Impact Areas Education and Literacy Services CROP College Reach Out Program and Scholars Programs Disability Services Youth Development Services Hunger and Housing Services Healthcare and Elder Services Social Justice Issues and Services M i nimum Qualifications for Selection Applicant must be a Florida Gulf Coast University student enrolled full time in an undergraduate sophomore standing or above or graduate degree program Applicant must be able to commit to the Program for a minimum of one full academic year fall and spring semesters A 3 0 accumulative grade point average GPA is required and must be maintained for continued employment Applicant must be in good standing with the University i e not currently on disciplinary or academic probation Applicant must agree to a fingerprint screening and background check upon placement in the Program Applicant must possess strong written and verbal communication skills the ability to work independently and collaboratively and the ability to be patient flexible and have a great sense of humor Upon selection all students in the Program are expected to attend mandatory ambassador trainings orientations and meetings The first orientation will

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  • Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
    Learning Agreement Verification Form Service Learning Database Calendar of Events Civic Engagement Award Application Work Opportunities Work Study Opportunities Service Learning Ambassadors Faculty What We Can Do for You Service Learning Is Preparing Students Design Your Service Learning Course Essential Elements Professional Development Resources Community Agency Profiles Related Links American Democracy Project FGCU Cares Office of Undergraduate Studies Contact Us Library 4th Floor Room 458 239 590 7015 ServiceLearning fgcu

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  • Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
    for You Service Learning Is Preparing Students Design Your Service Learning Course Essential Elements Professional Development Resources Community Agency Profiles Related Links American Democracy Project FGCU Cares Office of Undergraduate Studies Contact Us Library 4th Floor Room 458 239 590 7015 ServiceLearning fgcu edu What Service Learning Can Do For You Support support support The Office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement wants to support your service learning efforts Support includes directing you to resources letting you know about conferences sponsoring workshops attending your classes to explain service learning to your students helping you develop service learning placements at appropriate not for profits providing a reflection booklet that can be adapted to individual courses and documenting students activities The list is only limited by our understanding of your needs In the past we have provided mini grants for conference travel and for small stipends to compensate you for developing and implementing service learning courses We are looking for more grant support but in the meantime we will be happy to offer any recommendations you might need to apply for professional development funds for travel This website is one of the most important ways we support you There is good information

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  • Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
    Faculty What We Can Do for You Service Learning Is Preparing Students Design Your Service Learning Course Essential Elements Professional Development Resources Community Agency Profiles Related Links American Democracy Project FGCU Cares Office of Undergraduate Studies Contact Us Library 4th Floor Room 458 239 590 7015 ServiceLearning fgcu edu Service Learning Is Service learning Connects theory and practice Meets undergraduate learning outcomes Provides service to a not for profit Integrates

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  • Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
    developmentally They will vary in their levels of comfort with service learning and in the meaning they take from the experience Preparing Personal attitudes stereotypes Help your students discuss these issues in a non threatening non judgmental way before they go live Nature and significance of the work What kind of work are they expected to do What kind of agency is appropriate for your course Why are you asking them to do service learning What will it add to their learning What are they expected to accomplish for the service learning site Answering these kinds of questions will go a long way toward deflecting resistance Students need to understand that a service learning project isn t just busy work Basic do s and don ts Even though your students are volunteering the service learning site may have some definite policies regarding dress body piercing decorum etc Discuss these issues with your students because many of them have not been exposed to professional expectations before Handouts explaining appropriate dress and decorum are available from the Center for Civic Engagement Anxieties and questions Some students are anxious about their service learning placements others have questions Allowing class time to address issues and answer questions will enhance the learning value of the experience Logistics Getting to and from service learning locations and having the time to do service learning will be problems for some students This office has dealt with these issues from the beginning and solutions are not always easy to find There are a few placements on campus for students without transportation the Family Resource Center computer labs the Center for Academic Achievement some areas use students as research assistants providing assistance to students with disabilities etc There are also off campus placements with liberal hours such as the Salvation

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  • Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
    Library 4th Floor Room 458 239 590 7015 ServiceLearning fgcu edu Design Your Service Learning Course Log in to choose Service Learning sites In the process of integrating service learning into a traditional course consider the following issues as specifically as possible The learning objectives of the new service component in relation to the overall objectives of the course Keep in mind students are evaluated on the learning attained not the service performed Although students should provide quality service it is the quality of the learning that makes service learning such a powerful teaching and learning tool The kinds of placements and projects that facilitate your service related objectives The kind of service such placements projects provide to the larger community The best format for the service component i e mandatory elective short term long term Adjustments you might want to make to the course s traditional workload e g less reading or fewer problem sets fewer tests or cases Ask yourself what kinds of learning the service related work facilitates that currently are covered or addressed in another way Strategies that are useful in helping students link their field based and classroom based work e g journals focus groups face to face or electronic presentations case writing etc Course appropriate broader non technical reflection topics e g professional responsibility equal opportunity diversity and stereotypes peace and justice issues democracy and citizenship Appropriate assessment strategies e g pre and post tests journals work logs supervisor reports project deliverables This material is adapted from a handout from a presentation by Edward Zlotkowski Ph D Bentley College and AAHE Dr Zlotkowski edited the multi volume series Service Learning in the Disciplines for AAHE which is available in our library Each volume relates to a specific discipline In addition each volume includes articles

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  • Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
    American Democracy Project FGCU Cares Office of Undergraduate Studies Contact Us Library 4th Floor Room 458 239 590 7015 ServiceLearning fgcu edu Service Learning Essential Elements Reciprocity The service and learning must be worthwhile and valuable for both the student and the community There must be reciprocity between the server and those served Reflection Intentional systematic reflection of the experience must take place in order to accomplish rational harmony in service learning experiences Reflection within the context of volunteer experience encourages introspective examination of other aspects of the student s life Development Service learning occurs in different stages serving to enabling to empowering observation to experience to leadership Meaningful Service Service tasks need to be worthwhile and challenging in order to strengthen critical thinking skills Diversity A priority is placed on involving a broad cross section of students working in diverse settings and with diverse populations within the community Service learning is a method by which people learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized service experiences that Meet community needs Are coordinated in collaboration with college and community Are integrated into each person s academic curriculum Provide structured time for a person to think talk and write about

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  • Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
    Society for Internships Experiential Education Campus Compact Community Service as Values Education Cecilia Delve Suzanne Mintz Greig Stewart ed Educating Citizens Preparing America s Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civic Responsibility Anne Colby Thomas Ehrlich Elizabeth Beaumont Jason Stephens Engaging the Whole of Service Learning Diversity and Learning Communities Joseph Galura Penny Pasque David Schoem Jeffry Howard Fundamentals of Service Learning Course Construction Kerrissa Heffernan Journey to Service Learning Experiences from Independent Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities Robert Sigmon and Colleagues Council for Independent Colleges A Practitioner s Guide to Reflection in Service Learning Student Voices and Reflections Janet Eyler Dwight Giles Jr Angela Schmiede funded by CNS Praxis I A Faculty Casebook on Community Service Learning Jeffery Howard ed Praxis II Service Learning Resources for University Students Staff and Faculty Joseph Galura Rachel Meiland Randy Ross Mary Jo Callan Rick Smith ed Praxis III Voices in Dialogue Joseph Galura Jeffery Howard Dave Waterhouse Randy Ross ed Service Counts Revitalizing Literacy Efforts in America Higher Education Michael Kobrin and Rachel Nadelman Charles Drago ed Campus Compact Service Learning Code of Ethics Andrea Chapdelaine Ana Ruiz Judith Warchal Carole Wells Service Learning A Movement s Pioneers Reflect on Its Origins Practice and Future Timothy Stanton Dwight Giles Jr Nadinne Cruz Service Learning in Higher Education Concepts and Practices Barbara Jacoby and Associates Service Learning in the Disciplines 18 book series Edward Zlotkowski ed Each volume has discipline specific syllabi along with excellent general information Service Learning Reader Reflections and Perspectives on Service textbook Gail Albert ed National Society for Experiential Education A Social Change Model of Leadership Development Version III Higher Education Research Institute What Do You Stand For A Kid s Guide to Building Character Barbara Lewis Where s the Learning In Service Learning Janet Eyler Dwight Giles Jr

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