From the UC Center for Service-Learning & Civic Engagement:
UCBA will hold a
Service-Learning Student Expo to exhibit our students’ service-learning
community work. The expo will be on April 4th, 2013, (11-1) in the Muntz
lobby and corridors.
Although many of our students are working in the community as part of a
service-learning course or course component, we seldom know,
college-wide, what they have been doing. This expo will provide an
opportunity for students to see what their peers are accomplishing
in the community. Additionally, it will allow faculty and staff to
inform ourselves about our students’ work.
As you wrap up your service-learning course this term please inform your
students of this opportunity for them to present their work. As you
begin preparing for the spring term, please consider including a poster
presentation assignment as part of the course
requirements and please encourage your students to present at the expo.
We will provide certificates of participation for students presenting
and are excited to offer this venue to display students’
service-learning community work. We hope that you see this as an
opportunity to support your students in promoting their work to other
students, faculty, staff, and community partners.
(For the purposes of this expo, we are using the UC definition of
service-learning, ”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.”