SL Report 2001: Appointed by Provost Anthony Perzigian, a university-wide committee of 12 members and a chair, representing seven colleges and the Community Service Programs Office, was asked to make recommendations for assessing, growing, and coordinating Service Learning (SL), and for developing and sustaining links with community partners and with other UC initiatives.
Service Learning is an important part of the UC2019► Strategic Plan and the Integrated Core Learning initiative. We believe your experience will be rewarding, offering you many opportunities to grow and learn. Our mission is to serve and support our students, faculty, and community partners to ensure that the Service Learning experience benefits everyone. Please contact our office if we can assist you in the Service Learning experience.
The Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement is located in the Steger Student Life Center and is a part of the Division of Professional Practice. Michael Sharp, the Director for the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, collaborates with the Service-Learning Advisory Council to support service-learning and civic engagement at UC. Watch the news and announcements section on this website for upcoming workshops and other service-learning events.
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Service Learning (SL) is a specially designed learning experience in which students combine reflection with structured participation in community-based projects to achieve specified learning outcomes as part of an academic course and/or program requirement. By participating in academic community partnerships at the local, national, or international level, students gain a richer mastery of course content, enhance their sense of civic responsibility, and ultimately develop a more integrated approach to understanding the relationship between theory, practice, ideas, values, and community.
A recent study by the Cincinnati Health Department examining life expectancies by neighborhood has found that average life expectancy differs up to 20 years depending upon which part of the city you reside. Click here to read the article in full and make sure to stay tuned for more news on the upcoming roundtable discussion scheduled to take place in January.
Looking for something new to do this summer? Try a cross country cycling trip that combines cycling the opportunity to serve on habitat for humanity type home builds. Bike & Build is an organization that engages young adults in service-based cross-country cycling trips to raise money and awareness for afford¬able housing NPOs. Riders make an immeasurable impact while developing memories and friend¬ships to last a lifetime. Most riders do not have significant cycling expe¬rience. Besides training and fundraising baselines, you just need a passion for service and adventure. Applications are now available for summer 2014. To learn more or apply visit www.bikeandbuild.org
Ohio Student Association fellows all have one thing in common: a desire to fight for justice in communities across Ohio. This semester-long program teaches young change-makers the art and science of community organizing and civic engagement. Throughout the semester, participants are supported as they gain valuable field experience by actively engaging in the movement for a better future for Ohio’s youth and participating in several state-wide retreats. Click here or visit the OSA website at www.OhioStudentAssociation.org to learn more and apply by December 15.
A new and improved national survey on student engagement at colleges and universities is once again emphasizing why here at home, Bearcats believe an education at the University of Cincinnati is “Cincinnati Smart."Findings from the 2013 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) are emphasizing how a UC education is taking learning beyond the classroom. The 2013 survey involved 335,000 first-year and senior students attending 568 U.S. bachelor’s degree-granting colleges and universities. Approximately 1,478 UC freshmen and 1,974 UC seniors participated in the 2013 survey. Click here for more.
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