Service learning project Soyeon Cho Human services dept.
Project: navigating the community • HUS 1101: Introduction to Human Services • PROJECT
Project process: part 1COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT • Navigate and identify pressing issues in a community by • Researching zipcode • Reading newspapers • Navigating websites • Assignment 1 • Write a paper on community assessment (3 pages) • The paper must include demographics (statistics) of the community and frequent issues talked about on the media. • Choose one issue that a group wants to investigate further and provide a rationale of choosing the issue
Project process: part 2navigate an agency • Choose a local community based agency which targets the identified issue • Research the agency through visiting its website, getting a broacher, and etc. • Visit the agency and request to speak with a Human Services professional worker. • Have a discussion with the professional on the following topics: • Mission, structure, and funding sources of the agency • Recipients of services • Challenges in the agency • Interview clients on their satisfaction regarding the services.
Project process: part 2navigate an agency (Cont’d) • Assignment 2: • Develop a client satisfaction survey • Assignment 3: • Analyze the information on the agency • Analyze the client survey and analyze if the agency is providing adequate services to its target population • Write a paper (3-4 pages) • Paper must also include suggestions for the agency
Project part 3: presentation • Have students write a formal invitation letter to the person in the agency for the presentation • Students will make a presentation to their classmates as well as the representatives from the agencies.
High impact learning: • Openlab • Throughout the project, each student must post reflection paragraphs on the openlab. • Other students must respond to each other’s posts. • Community based collaborative assignment
Gen ed learning goals and Assessment GOALS Rubric assessment Peer-Evaluation assessment Presentation assessment Assessment on ethics regarding internet use • Students will demonstrate the knowledge on the roles of the human services professionals. • Students will learn the different settings for human services practice. • Students will demonstrate the knowledge on the interdependence of individuals, groups, and communities. • Students will be able to assess agency strengths and challenges. • Student will be able to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.