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Connecting Service & Academics


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Presentation on initiatives to connect service and academics being undertaken by colleges and universities participating in the Bonner Programs.

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Connecting Service & Academics

  1. 1. CONNECTING CO-CURRICULAR & CURRICULAR Building Academic - Service Connections for Bonner and Campus-wide
  2. 2. TWO MAIN STRATEGIES Organizing around places and issues Ensuring that the developmental model is fully integrated
  3. 3. KEY QUESTIONS What are your issues and places? How can you keep the Bonner Program linked to these ideas, while also leveraging and building campus-wide programs?
  4. 4. Big Picture Strategies Identify issues and place Inventory / assess what campus is doing (Campus Issue Profile, Siena process, community policy forums) Recruit students, faculty, partners Build a collaborative structure Connect with relevant pieces of Bonner Program (placements, issue teams, internships, courses) & campus service
  5. 5. Mini Grants Utilize enrichment funds for faculty course development grants or stipends Build in innovations, such as community capacity building and student leadership roles Design (and select) around particular issues and outcomes
  6. 6. Colloquia Semester or year-long faculty workshops or cohort model Strategically reach out to experienced, interested, and newbie faculty Structure stipends from enrichment funds
  7. 7. PolicyOptions Integrate PolicyOptions Issue Briefs to issue teams Identify student research positions (FWS, Bonner) Link to issue forums Use briefs in student training & reflection
  8. 8. CIVIC ENGAGEMENT ACADEMIC PROGRAM Bonner Foundation’s FIPSE funded initiative to create a Civic Engagement Minor/ Certificate program 14+ institutions piloted, now spreading nationally
  9. 9. Knowledge Areas Co-Curricular Public Policy Curricular Training & Projects & Enrichment Coursework Poverty 4th Year: Senior Meetings, Special Capstone Projects/Seminars Leadership Roles Place-Based Knowledge 3rd Year: Projects linked to major/ Trainings, Campus-Wide Issue-Based Knowledge minor, CBR/Issue Briefs Projects, Site Leadership Global Perspective 2nd Year: Identifiable menu of course T&E Meetings, Second-Year selections Exchange Diversity 1st Year: Orientation, T&E Meetings, Seminars First-Year Trip
  10. 10. Course Sequence First Year/Sophomore Seminars / Writing Capstone or Integrative Seminar Courses Courses with Full-Time Internships / Co-Curricular Developmental / Multi- Links semester CBR or Service- Higher-Level / Bridge Coursework (Methods, CBR, Service-Learning) Learning Courses Policy/ Poverty/ Global/ Capstone Seminars Political Economic Diversity Analysis Analysis Awareness Departmental and Lead-In/Gateway interdisciplinary sequences
  11. 11. Issue Research Build in education and practice Curricular Projects & Coursework of policy research on an issue developmentally 4th Year: Capstone Projects/Seminars Evolving expectations and link to 3rd Year: Projects linked to major/ service placement (and courses) minor, CBR/Issue Briefs at each level 2nd Year: Identifiable menu of course selections Or have students work in issue based teams on research (TCNJ 1st Year: Seminars model)
  12. 12. OTHER RESOURCES bonnernetwork.pbwiki. com bonnerfoundation