Strengthening Relationships betweenCampus and CommunityExperiences with Service Learning Programmes in Higher EducationWor...
Context: Study “Mission Society“                                            Key terms:                                    ...
„More than research and teaching“    •   Contest and funding programme to foster the „third mission“ at        German univ...
The „Augsburg model“    https://www.uni-augsburg.de/projekte/bildung-durch-verantwortung3
Mission Statement    •   Latin phrase „Scientia et Conscientia“         •   „Scientia“ place of knowledge creation and sci...
Stages of the Augsburg model      •    Building up an infrastructure which fits the university goal             •    Multi...
1 day: event „Social Day“    •   Started in the BA programme Global Business Management    •   Broadening of the event tar...
1 week: Do it!-programme    •   Initiated by the university‘s Career Service institution    •   40 hours of work for local...
1 semester: Blended Service Learning seminars     •   Online courses at the Virtual Bavarian University (VHB)     •   Subj...
1 semester: Interdisciplinary courses     •   Project seminars targeting several disciplines     •   Realisation of proble...
More: Certification programme     •   Additional qualifiaction for extraordinary civic engagement     •   For all students...
More: „Begleitstudium“     •   Programm to foster students‘ problem-solving competencies     •   Target group: Commited st...
Examples Game Päd project                         Fifth Dimension project • Project „from students for students“   • Stude...
Overview of current projects         www.uni-engagiert.de (work in progress)15
Topics for discussion•    How do we value it?     What can motivate students and staff to work with the community? How can...
Thank you for your attention!Philip Meyer (philip.meyer@its.uni-augsburg.de)Medialab, University of Augsburg, Germany
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Workshop "Strengthening Relationships between Campus and Community" bei der Tagung Building Bridge in Cardiff, Wales, 2013

  1. 1. Strengthening Relationships betweenCampus and CommunityExperiences with Service Learning Programmes in Higher EducationWorkshop at Building Bridges conference, Cardiff, 28.3.2013Philip Meyer (philip.meyer@its.uni-augsburg.de)Medialab, University of Augsburg, Germany
  2. 2. Context: Study “Mission Society“ Key terms: „Civic Education“ „Community Outreach“ „Campus-Community- Partnerships“ „Service Learning“ „Community-Based Research“ „Social Entrepreneurship“  Recent tendency to put emphasis on the importance of civic and engagement for German Higher education institutions1
  3. 3. „More than research and teaching“ • Contest and funding programme to foster the „third mission“ at German universities (includes especially third [sector] mission) • Honours universities with new concepts for civic responsibility • Six of 78 participating universities were selected for funding2
  4. 4. The „Augsburg model“ https://www.uni-augsburg.de/projekte/bildung-durch-verantwortung3
  5. 5. Mission Statement • Latin phrase „Scientia et Conscientia“ • „Scientia“ place of knowledge creation and science • „Conscientia“ place that inherits a „civic conscience“, teaching the citicen‘s responsible role for community need • Central aspects for studying in Augsburg • Individual Responsibility • Civic Engagement • Goal: Commited and responsible graduates4
  6. 6. Stages of the Augsburg model • Building up an infrastructure which fits the university goal • Multiplicity of study programmes (from philosophy to engineering) • Heterogenous needs of students and teachers • Necessity of different stages of commitment • Timeframe: effort students put in a community project • Connection to curricula Student effort • Degree of self-organisation 4 One year ~ 500h 3 One semester ~100h 2 One week ~ 40h 1 One day ~ 8h No. of students: [-------------~1000----------------] [--------~500--------] [--~250---] [~100]5
  7. 7. 1 day: event „Social Day“ • Started in the BA programme Global Business Management • Broadening of the event target group to all students (with help of sponsoring partners) • Students do 8 hours of service in local Non-Profit institutions • Independent from curricula of different disciplines • Collaboration with the Augsburger voluntary association7
  8. 8. 1 week: Do it!-programme • Initiated by the university‘s Career Service institution • 40 hours of work for local Non Profits • Accompanied by workshops to reflect the experiences • Based on a well-proven Service Learning concept • Certification of community work (extra qualification) • No connection to specific curricula8
  9. 9. 1 semester: Blended Service Learning seminars • Online courses at the Virtual Bavarian University (VHB) • Subject: teaching method „Service Learning“ • Target mostly students of education and pedagogy • Conception, implementation and evaluation of a course • Connected with service in a local Non Profit organisation • Reflection of experiences10
  10. 10. 1 semester: Interdisciplinary courses • Project seminars targeting several disciplines • Realisation of problem-oriented projects for the local community • Linking of practical experience with disciplinary learning goals • Interdisciplinary teamwork • ECTS points can be accredited • Workload around 100 hours10
  11. 11. More: Certification programme • Additional qualifiaction for extraordinary civic engagement • For all students in all faculties • Consisting of two interdisciplinary service learning courses • Can in parts be accredited in bachelor/master programmes • 12 ECTS-points • Additional: Do it programme and final presentation11
  12. 12. More: „Begleitstudium“ • Programm to foster students‘ problem-solving competencies • Target group: Commited students of all disciplines • Self-organised project work over several terms • Can be partly accredtied in freely selectable minors in bachelor/master programms • Maximum of 30 ECTS points • Workload of 300h to 900h12
  13. 13. Examples Game Päd project Fifth Dimension project • Project „from students for students“ • Student go to middle schools • Video game literacy for students • Video production and parents • aspect • Workshops and trainings • Media education13
  14. 14. Overview of current projects www.uni-engagiert.de (work in progress)15
  15. 15. Topics for discussion• How do we value it? What can motivate students and staff to work with the community? How can certification be done in a fitting, fair and competency-oriented manner?• How do we sustain it? How can long-term engagment in the community be achieved? What culture is needed for a not only task-• „Credit Points for Fundraising?“ Where is the line and how do universities see their role in the community?16
  16. 16. Thank you for your attention!Philip Meyer (philip.meyer@its.uni-augsburg.de)Medialab, University of Augsburg, Germany

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