WORKING WITH FACULTY AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO ESTABLISH ALIGNED AND SUSTAINABLE SERVICE-LEARNING
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We know service-learning is a high-impact practice that can improve students’ academic ...

We know service-learning is a high-impact practice that can improve students’ academic
outcomes and teach civic responsibility and life-skills; however, facilitating connections
between faculty and community partners that are mutually beneficial, aligned, and
sustainable sometimes seems challenging. This session provides participants with
resources and tried-and-true strategies for developing these connections.
Katie Halcrow, Director of Service-Learning at Inver Hills Community College

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  • The National Commission on Service-learning defines service-learning as a teaching and learning approach that integrates community service with academic study to enrich learning, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities
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  • Barb & Katie.Over 100 students so far this spring have participated!Jasmine goes here!Biology of Women – seedling plantingHardcore service learners from:Environmental BiologyLifespan PsychPublic SpeakingUrban Education – Grand Finding and Seed TransplantingJasmine Talks HereEnvironmental Biology – Tree Health and Compost BinsGeneral Psych – Planting Seeds and Seedlings in the Garden

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  • 1. Establishing Aligned and SustainableService-LearningKatie Halcrow, MA, MFA, Director of Service LearningInver Hills Community College
  • 2. I. Overview of Service-Learning Program atInver Hills Community CollegeII. Working with FacultyAligning Service-Learning to Course GoalsIII. Working with Community PartnersCommunity Partners Have Rights, TooIV. Examples of Multi-faceted, SustainedPartnerships
  • 3. • 9,850 students• 60% of our students aretraditional college age and39% are adult learners.• 62% of credit students areenrolled part-time (and manywork more than 20 hours aweek).• 60% of our students camefrom a home where neitherparent holds a bachelor’sdegree; 21% of our studentscame from a home whereneither parent has anypostsecondary education.• 57% of our students areclassified as “low-income”students.
  • 4. In Fall 2012, Inver Hills…. More than DOUBLED thenumber of Service-Learning classes (62 SLclasses in Fall 2012!) QUADRUPLED the numberof students participatingin Service-Learning (910in Fall 2012!) TRIPLED Hours of Serviceto the Community(Students contributed9,030 Hours of Service inFall 2012!)
  • 5. The Bridge between Your Classroomand the Community
  • 6.  “…a teaching and learning approach that integratescommunity service with academic study to enrich learning,teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.”~ National Commission on Service-Learning
  • 7. Examples:James SchneiderJason Kaufman
  • 8. Example: Barbara Hansmeier
  • 9. Provide:- Ideas & Examples- Partners- Syllabi- Reflection Activities- Connections toother FACULTY
  • 10. Advisory BoardMeetings – a.k.a.CommunityConversationsService-LearningSpeed Meeting: AFaculty & CommunityPartner Love StoryFaculty DevelopmentDays: Present,Present, Present!
  • 11. Inver HillsCommunity CollegeEagan and LakevilleResource Centers
  • 12. Partners with Eagan andLakeville Resource Centers
  • 13. Beginning & Advanced CeramicsPartner with Eagan and LakevilleResource Centers
  • 14. Partners with Eagan andLakeville Resource Centers012345678910Dakota CountyPopulationData Collection
  • 15. Partners withMobile Pantry at IHCCThe MobilePantry at IHCC:Coming to aclassroomnear you!
  • 16. Connection = Service-LearningInver HillsCommunity CollegeIHCC & Metro StateCommunity Garden
  • 17. Partner withCommunity Garden
  • 18. Partners withCommunity Garden
  • 19. Partner withCommunity Garden
  • 20.  “Bigger Stronger Smarter” will partner withCommunity Garden & Eagan Resource Centeron healthy meal plans & recipes for thosereceiving food assistance. Cellular Biology will be working with theCommunity Garden to investigate healthycomposting English/Composition will work withCommunity Garden to research into bestpractices: organic vs. non-organic.
  • 21. Inver HillsCommunity CollegeGarloughEnvironmentalMagnet School
  • 22.  Tried & True◦ Education Students:Classroom Support◦ Physical EducationStudents: PhyEdSupport◦ Communication &Psychology Students:Reading Buddies New & Exciting!◦ Reading Class:Paragraph WritingSeries◦ Intermediate Algebra:Parent InvolvementNight – Math Games
  • 23. Connection = Service-LearningInver HillsCommunity CollegeInver GroveHeightsMiddle School
  • 24.  Education Students: IndividualClassrooms Abnormal Psychology Class: PBISProgram Reading Class: AVID
  • 25. Katie HalcrowDirector of Service LearningPhone: 651-450-3241Email:khalcro@inverhills.eduTHANKYOU!!