Proposal Abstract

Viterbo University's mission statement emphasizes faithful service. This session will share in-progress research on developing, implementing, and assessing student learning outcomes in service-learning. The session will: 1) explain the development of campus-wide service-learning courses and outcomes; 2) provide examples of student growth in service-learning; and 3) introduce the challenges of creating common learning objectives across disciplines. This session includes: 1) audience members sharing examples of how their institutions incorporate service-learning; 2) panelist discussion of Viterbo's shift from a department level to a university-wide service-learning model based on courses with the theme of the common good and a service-learning experience; 3) small-group discussions of service-learning at the department versus interdisciplinary university level; and 4) panelist descriptions of Viterbo courses, common readings, service projects, and classroom pedagogy, using student learning artifacts from journals and integration papers. The conclusion of the session will discuss challenges encountered.

Location

Room 115

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 28th, 2:00 PM Mar 28th, 2:45 PM

Developing, Implementing, and Assessing Campus-Wide General Education Service-Learning

Room 115

Viterbo University's mission statement emphasizes faithful service. This session will share in-progress research on developing, implementing, and assessing student learning outcomes in service-learning. The session will: 1) explain the development of campus-wide service-learning courses and outcomes; 2) provide examples of student growth in service-learning; and 3) introduce the challenges of creating common learning objectives across disciplines. This session includes: 1) audience members sharing examples of how their institutions incorporate service-learning; 2) panelist discussion of Viterbo's shift from a department level to a university-wide service-learning model based on courses with the theme of the common good and a service-learning experience; 3) small-group discussions of service-learning at the department versus interdisciplinary university level; and 4) panelist descriptions of Viterbo courses, common readings, service projects, and classroom pedagogy, using student learning artifacts from journals and integration papers. The conclusion of the session will discuss challenges encountered.