FOUR LEVEL PROGRAM
one time community service opportunity with a required curricular
or co-curricular reflection assignment
group project associated with a course or student organization/
athletic team/residence hall including planning, implementation, reflection,
evaluation & documentation
based research oriented course in which students participate
in 40-75 hours of individual or group planning & direct service
hours in a placement with a community partner agency
of approximately 10 hours of service to one (or if necessary
two) community partner agencies, with formal learning agreements, set
schedules, biweekly reflection opportunities, supervision with an on-campus
community service mentor, semi-semester evaluations, year end presentations.
FERRUM COLLEGE DEFINITION OF SERVICE LEARNING
Service Learning Requires:
collaboration between the college and one or more communities.
meet community-defined needs.
may be integrated into the academic curriculum (course-based,
credit bearing) or may be implemented as a co-curricular
either case, service learning requires time for reflection
(critical thinking, writing or talking) about the experience.
service learning enriches classroom knowledge and skills,
develops a sense of caring for others, and develops
Contact Dr. Susan Virginia Mead
Director of Service Learning
& the Bonner Program