Overview of the service-learning process for faculty for spring 2020. If you are a Normandale faculty member who would like to incorporate service-learning into your course(s) we're here to help! Contact the Center for Experiential Education today.
Reflection is an essential part of service-learning as it encourages students to make meaningful connections between their service-learning experiences and their classroom content, thereby enhancing learning. Reflection helps students develop critical thinking skills, articulate their intellectual and emotional development, enhance their personal relevance in their service, and develop a greater civic capacity. For ideas of how to incorporate reflection in your class download the Center for Experiential Education's Service-Learning Reflection Resources handout for faculty. Another resource is the DEAL (Describe, Examine, Articulate Learning) Model for Critical Reflection.
- Sample rubrics: Civic Minded Graduate Rubric and the Civic Engagement Value Rubric
- Bloom's Verbs and Matching Assessment Types aligns Bloom's Taxonomy with relevant assessment language and activities, so you can effectively measure student learning outcomes for service-learning.
Campus Compact is the only national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, Campus Compact promotes public and community service that develops students' citizenship skills, helps campuses forge effective community partnerships, and provides resources and training for faculty seeking to integrate civic and community-based learning into the curriculum.
Minnesota Campus Compact
Minnesota Campus Compact is a nonprofit coalition of 49 college and university presidents committed to strengthening communities through campus-community partnerships and education for informed and active citizenship. Normandale is a member of this organization. Faculty can attend conferences for free or at a reduced member cost.