The Recognition in Service-Learning is designed to help students “live” the college’s mission statement through a sequence of progressively more complex and challenging community projects. Those projects help students identify, clarify, and practice civic values. Any student, regardless of major, may apply for the program.
The SUNY Institutional Research and Information System defines service-learning as “a credit-bearing teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience and strengthen communities.”
The President’s Recognition for Engaged Learning and Leadership, Designation in Service-Learning will be administered by the Institute for Civic Engagement’s Office of Service-Learning. The Office of Service-Learning will work with an advisory committee and a group of faculty mentors to recruit qualified students for participation in the program and to provide participating students with support and guidance for completing the program.
Students will complete a series of increasingly-responsible service-learning experiences under the guidance of the coordinator of the Office of Service-Learning or an assigned faculty adviser. These experiences can include:
Students will submit a portfolio which must include:
Application for the Service-Learning recognition is by self-nomination. Students who are interested in participating need to apply to the Office of Service-Learning. Contact John Suarez, Director, Institute for Civic Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 753-4391.
Students selected for participation will either select or be assigned a faculty mentor to assist them in completing the process.
Student applicants recommended for recognition by the Office of Service-Learning will have their names forwarded to the President’s Leadership Coalition for Applied Learning, and the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs for final approval and subsequent processing by the Registrar.
Students not recommended for the designation will be provided with a review of their portfolio to suggest ways that the portfolio can be improved.
Those students who have successfully achieved the designation in Service-Learning will have the Service- Learning designation added to their official college transcript and be recognized for earning the President’s Recognition for Engaged Learning and Leadership at the annual Leadership in Civic Engagement Awards and Scholarships event held in April of each year.