Service-LearningUniversity of CincinnatiProfessional PracticeService-Learning

Service-Learning

Certificate in Service Learning and Civic Engagement

 

Course

CR

Unit

Student Learning

 

2000 level

Foundations of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

3

Division of Professional Practice

1)       History, concepts, theories of S-L and Civic Engagement;

2)       EPortfolios

3)       Discussions with S-L Faculty, students, community partners

4)       Campus-Community Connections Analysis Paper

5)       Map out pathway to completing Certificate

 

 

1000-5000 level

TBD “S” designated

12

Will vary

Students will take at least 12 hours of “S” designating courses

 

5000 level

Capstone: Leadership through Service

3

Division of Professional Practice

1)       Various theories of leadership

2)       Articulate Leadership Stance and Vision

3)       Identify Exigence that this Stance/Vision will meet

4)       Define Social Responsibility within a leadership framework

5)       Integrate theory from multiple disciplines

6)       Disseminate experiences and learning publically and electronically

 

 

18

 

Certificate for Service Learning and Civic Engagement

Requirements:

A total of 18 hours is required to complete the certificate:

1)       The Foundations of Service Learning and Civic Engagement (a 3 credit-hour course offered in the Division of Professional Practice and Experiential Learning) must be completed by all students pursuing the certificate. 

2)       Students are then required to take four courses that are service learning (“S” designated) courses.  Courses from within their major and from outside of their major will count toward the certificate. 

3)       Each student is required to complete an ePortfolio as a summative means of showcasing competencies.  The portfolios will be introduced during the Foundations of Service Learning and Civic Engagement Course and will be presented during the Leadership through Service Capstone course.

4)       Every student pursuing the certificate must take the Leadership through Service Capstone (a 3 credit-hour course offered in the Division of Professional Practice and Experiential Learning), which will be comprised of the student designing a community-based project where in they demonstrate leadership. Upon completion of the project, students will articulate their understandings of Leadership and Social Responsibility by presenting their ePortfolios to a group of Service Learning and Civic Engagement stakeholders from the campus and community. The certificate awarded upon the successful completion of courses and the E-Portfolio.