Service-Learning is an experiential methodology that provides students with active learning opportunities related to course content while meeting needed services in the community. Students gain practical work experience while applying lessons learned in the classroom to real life situations. Students who successfully complete and document their service-learning project within a specific semester receive the notation “Service-Learning Component” under the title of the course on their academic transcript.
Steps involved for Service-Learning:
- Read the Pre-Service Training Guide. Complete the Pre-Service Self-Test.
- Identify a community partner (from a nonprofit organization) for whom you will serve a minimum of 10 unpaid hours, over the semester, on a project related to your course content. You may use established BCC Community Partners or other nonprofit agencies.
- Discuss placement and reflection assignment with your professor.
- Complete a Pre-Service-Learning Contract and return it by the 4th week of classes. Please note that service hours begin AFTER contracts are received by Civic Engagement.
- Complete required reflection assignment before the end of the semester.
- Submit timesheet by week 11.
- Receive Service-Learning Component notation on your academic transcript.