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Gcsv2011 big trees grow from little seeds-roger bignham


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This document was created by an individual or individuals who submitted a proposal so he / she / they may present at the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiative’s 2011 Conference on Service and Volunteerism (GCSV11). This proposal was approved by the Indiana Commission on Community Service and Volunteerism (ICCSV) and other community partners. Sharing this document is a courtesy extended by the OFBCI to conference attendees who may want to reference materials covered at the GCSV11, and the OFBCI in no way not responsible for specific content within.

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Gcsv2011 big trees grow from little seeds-roger bignham

  1. 1. Service-Learning Big Trees Come From Little Seeds
  2. 2. The Laws of Planting/Reaping = The Laws of Service Learning <ul><li>You have to sow in order to reap </li></ul><ul><li>You reap what you sow </li></ul><ul><li>You reap more than you sow </li></ul>
  3. 3. Begin With the End in Mind <ul><li>Why do we plant? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do we want a service learning program? </li></ul>
  4. 4. First Steps <ul><li>Joined Indiana Campus Compact in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Conducted a “really mini” S-L conference </li></ul><ul><li>Before 2006, Ivy Tech Columbus had zero classes participating in service-learning </li></ul><ul><li>The first year as members of ICC, we had ___ classes perform S-L </li></ul><ul><li>Most awareness and champions resulted from personal contact </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is Service-Learning? <ul><li>Common Language – get on this right away! </li></ul><ul><li>3 Parts (PAR) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Act </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflect </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2 Types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indirect </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Expert Assistance <ul><li>What is an expert? </li></ul><ul><li>George Kuh </li></ul><ul><li>Director Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research </li></ul><ul><li>1999-2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Director National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) </li></ul><ul><li>2008-present </li></ul><ul><li>Director Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) </li></ul><ul><li>2008-present </li></ul><ul><li>Director Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) </li></ul><ul><li>2003-2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Director National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) </li></ul><ul><li>1999-2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Director NSSE Institute for Effective Education Practice </li></ul><ul><li>2002-2007 </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>George D. Kuh </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ivy Tech Community College 2 nd Annual Learning College Conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>February 14, 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ivy Tech pictures are “Courtesy of Ivy Tech Community College </li></ul></ul>High Impact Activities : What They Are, Why They Work, and Who Benefits
  8. 8. Student Success in College <ul><li>Academic achievement, engagement in educationally purposeful activities , satisfaction , acquisition of desired knowledge, skills and competencies , persistence , attainment of educational objectives , and post-college performance </li></ul>Source: George Kuh
  9. 9. Most Important Skills Employers Look For In New Hires Teamwork skills Critical thinking/ reasoning Oral/written communication Ability to assemble/ organize information Innovative/thinking creatively Able to work with numbers/statistics Foreign language proficiency * Skills/abilities recent graduates think are the two most important to employers Source: George Kuh
  10. 10. “ Deep”/Integrative Learning <ul><li>Attend to the underlying meaning of information as well as content </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate and synthesize different ideas, sources of information </li></ul><ul><li>Discern patterns in evidence or phenomena </li></ul><ul><li>Apply knowledge in different situations </li></ul><ul><li>View issues from multiple perspectives </li></ul>Source: George Kuh
  11. 11. Effective Educational Practices Level of Academic Challenge Active & Collaborative Learning Enriching Educational Experiences Supportive Campus Environment Student- Faculty Interaction Source: George Kuh
  12. 12. High Impact Activities <ul><li>First-Year Seminars and Experiences  </li></ul><ul><li>Common Intellectual Experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Writing-Intensive Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Assignments and Projects </li></ul><ul><li>“ Science as Science Is Done”; </li></ul><ul><li>Undergraduate Research </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity/Global Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Service Learning, Community-Based </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul><ul><li>Capstone Courses and Projects </li></ul>Source: George Kuh
  13. 13. Effects of Participating in High-Impact Activities on Deep/Integrative Learning and Gains Source: George Kuh
  14. 14. Effects of Participating in High-Impact Activities on Student Engagement Source: George Kuh
  15. 15. Growing and Growing <ul><li>VC for Academic Affairs directed that one course S-L course be taught in each program </li></ul><ul><li>Partnered with AmeriCorps to create S-L Coordinator position to assist faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Hosted 2010 ICC Southern Regional Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing collaboration with IUPUC </li></ul>
  16. 16. Champion <ul><ul><li>Interior Design Classes (Jan Banister) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helped redesign interior of United Way after fire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Responses from interior designers, architects, and furniture dealers were that Ivy Tech is preparing students for real world tasks! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Champion <ul><ul><li>COMM 101 (James Boldman) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students volunteered with non-profit agencies and gave speeches about what they learned </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- James: “The students really seemed to enjoy the project and several commented that they planned to go back and volunteer again.” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Champion <ul><ul><li>Culinary Class (Joe Strangis) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prepared a meal at Mill Race Center </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Another meal will be prepared in the Spring as the final exam </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Tipping Point – S-L 101 <ul><li>Sought collaboration grant from ICC $3,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Held an in-depth faculty training series (5 Fridays – 3 weeks apart – expert assistance) </li></ul><ul><li>Provided resources (and lunch!) for faculty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating a Climate for Service Learning Success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Practical Guide for Integrating Civic Responsibility into the Curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick Hits for Service-Learning: Successful Strategies by Award-Winning Teachers </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. S-L 101 Program <ul><li>History of S-L – Angie Cooksey - IUEast </li></ul><ul><li>Plan – Gail Robinson – AACC </li></ul><ul><li>Act – Karla Gottlieb – United Way </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect – Karla Gottlieb </li></ul><ul><li>Summary – application in their classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Survey – “plus/delta” exercise </li></ul>
  21. 21. The History of Service-Learning <ul><li>1862 Morrill Act signed by Lincoln </li></ul><ul><li>1899 John Dewey emphasizes experiential learning through his laboratory school in Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>1961 JFK establishes the Peace Corps </li></ul><ul><li>1967 The term ‘service-learning’ is coined by educators Robert Sigmon and William Ramsey </li></ul><ul><li>1985 National Campus Compact formed </li></ul>
  22. 22. Evidence 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Faculty 8 12 23
  23. 23. Evidence <ul><li>Roger and Erika, </li></ul><ul><li>     Check out what Ron Dougherty and Bonnie Nolting put together for their business department.  Isn't it awesome?! </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Elaine Kvernum </li></ul><ul><li>AmeriCorps Volunteer Resource Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Service-Learning Coordinator for Ivy Tech Community College </li></ul><ul><li>812-374-5339 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>From: Bonnie Jo Nolting Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 10:22 AM To: Elaine C. Kvernum Subject: Service learning ppt </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Service Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Project </li></ul>A way to give back to the community while establishing new network relationships
  25. 25. Process <ul><li>To complete this project, you will finish three parts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposal – Who you want to help and what you plan to accomplish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity Journal – A log of activities you accomplished during your time with the agency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflection Paper – A look back at what you accomplished and how you plan to use this activity in the future. </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Resources Available to You <ul><li>S-L User Guide (on Public Drive) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>History and Overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course Planning (including online courses) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflection activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information for funding your projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optional Forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listing of S-L library content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Past Service-Learning Gazettes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>S-L Library (books and resources available for check-out in Coordinator’s area) </li></ul><ul><li>The new United Way Volunteer Guide recently restructured for Ivy Tech’s programs of study! </li></ul>
  27. 27. Next Steps <ul><li>Goals for next year: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brown bag lunches for the fall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>S-L in Online Learning Courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty Mentoring Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional 101 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New 201 </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Let’s Talk