Recent History of Service-Learning at TU. 1 st …a little pre -recent history. TU had a service-learning coordinator through a state-grant administered through UMBC’s Shriver Center When the grant was finished, so was the position
TU had a service-learning coordinator through a state-grant administered through UMBC’s Shriver Center
A President’s Service Learning Task Force established the current campus definition of service-learning. This group predated Dr. Caret and all of the current Vice Presidents except for Dr. Rubin.
Service-Learningis a form of experiential education in which students engage in activities that address human and community needs together with structured opportunities intentionally designed to promote student learning and development. Reflection and reciprocity are key concepts of service-learning”
Charge- to explore and implement various strategies to increase service learning at TU
This goal is included in the University’s 2010 strategic plan in two separate action items.
To increase service-learning and provide an appropriate support system, we need to indentify a critical mass of existing service-learning opportunities and interested faculty.
1. Continue to discuss the reward structure
2. Encourage faculty to identify their service-learning classes- TU in the Community web database
3. Provide support
-classroom assistance using students or more VISTA workers
-develop liability form for use with off campus activities
-connect with community partners
In order to increase funding for service-learning
initiatives, we need to continue to build momentum.
Long term vision for SL at Towson-