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Empower Students through Service-Learning


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This presentation was given at the 2010 Association for Christians in Student Development conference. Thank you for your interest, and please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments - …

This presentation was given at the 2010 Association for Christians in Student Development conference. Thank you for your interest, and please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments - we appreciate your feedback!

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  • Meagan5 Minutes
  • Aaron
  • Meagan 10 Minutes
  • Meagan – Describe Center and recognition 5 Minutes
  • Aaron
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  • Meagan
  • Meagan2 Minutes
  • Aaron5 Minutes
  • Aaron3 MinutesProject Autonomy – give students room to work but are available when questions or problems arise. Kari with Options, working with Business School, Jackie with Sierra High, other alternative high schools, developing the majors fair for visit day.
  • MeaganThe following responses from SLA experience; other leadership positions may provide similar developmental opportunities, but SL is the bestThese are actual responses = exit interviews
  • Meagan10 Minutes Total for ImpactInclude Video?
  • Meagan10 Minutes Total for ImpactInclude Video?
  • What benefits might come from using the proposed model? What challenges might you face?Given the current economic situation, how could student leaders help your department branch out and continue to impact the campus and local community?How does the presented model change or strengthen your service-learning metaphor?Groups of 4-620 Minutes
  • 5 MinutesHand out evaluations during this time
  • Please indicate on your card if you would like to receive workshop resources via e-mail.
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    • 1. Equipping and Empowering Student Professionals through Service-Learning
      Meagan Smith, M.S.
      Aaron K. Bennett
    • 2. Welcome!
      A little about us…
      Please tell us about you!
      - Name
      - Institution
      - Role
      - Interest in our topic today
    • 3. At the conclusion of our session, we hope you will be able to:
      Identify specific ways in which undergraduate students can become partners in designing, implementing, and evaluating service-learning programs
      Detect opportunities for student professional, personal, and spiritual development in an office setting
    • 4. How do you Picture Service-Learning?
      Service-Learning is like a wheel…
      Service-Learning is like a light bulb…
      Service-Learning is like a case of the hiccups…
    • 5. Service-Learning as a Model of Undergraduate Student Leadership and Professional Development
    • 6. Learning Outcomes for Service-Learning Advocates
      Communicate effectively with students, professors, and community partners
      Identify the needs and goals of multiple stakeholders in order to create mutually beneficial solutions and opportunities
      Prepare for and respond to project crises calmly and creatively
      Work well with others and facilitate collaborative problem-solving
      Demonstrate such professional leadership skills as public speaking, planning events, preparing for meetings, and organizing for efficiency
      Value and advocate for reciprocal learning opportunities as vital for genuine community-building
    • 7. So what makes a goodService-Learning Advocate?
    • Where do you find these Amazing Students?
      Referrals from top Academic Service-Learning professors
      Community-Based Federal Work Study programs
      Experienced SLA recommendations
      Academic Service-Learning courses
      Universal Student Leadership application
    • 14. How do you discoverApplicant Strengths and Goals?
      The Three Things, by Dr. Judy Hutchinson
      Love to Do
      Do Well
      Want to Learn
      Roles and Reactions scenarios
      Others would say…
      In a crisis, I…
      My organization toolbox includes…
      SLA’s Three Things:
      Love to Do:
      Do Well:
      Want to Learn:
    • 15. How do weTrain an SLA to be an SLA?
      Fall Training Week
      -Newbie & Returning
      Community Partner Visits
      Buddy Team System
      Fall Training Week 2009
      I love my Buddy!
    • 16. How do we Support SLAs?
      Staff Meetings
      Professional Development
      Check-ins & One-on-ones
      Project Autonomy
    • 17. How does the SLA internshipImpact Student Professional Development?
      • Communication skills
      • 18. Event planning
      • 19. Public speaking skills
      • 20. Goal setting and vision casting
      • 21. Professional etiquette
      • 22. Time management
      “This job prepares you for anything and everything!” - SLA
    • 23. How does the SLA internshipImpact Student Personal Development?
      • Learn about strengths and weakness
      • 24. Build confidence
      • 25. Connect with professors and community partners on a deeper and/or more professional level
      • 26. Deepen understanding of and concern for the local community
      • 27. Recognize and value God’s “democracy of wisdom”
      “It’s the foundation of the work, not the work itself, that is so transformative.” - SLA
    • 28. How does the SLA internshipImpact Student Spiritual Development?
      Connects a student’s work, academics, gifts, and spiritual life
      Provides an action-oriented lens for social justice focused on mutual reciprocity
      Creates a safe spiritual community in which students can share prayer requests, ask challenging questions, and find support through the storms of life
      “We …are committed to diligent sacrificial service …to inspire and develop a vision and passion for relationship building that understands and embraces our diverse community leaving behind a Christ-centered, life-changing legacy.”
      – 2009-2010 Vision Statement Excerpt
    • 29. Students are Eager for Challenge and Growth!
    • 30. Learning Valuable Skills for Life!
    • 31. Small Group Discussion
      Let’s talk!
    • 32. Question & Answer
      What questions are still looming?
    • 33. Contact Information
      Meagan Smith, M.S.
      626 815-6000 x2826
      Aaron K. Bennett
      626 815-6000 x2823
      Azusa Pacific University
      Center for Academic Service-Learning and Research