Abstract

It is generally acknowledged that service learning has a positive effect on students' ability to apply what they have learned in the "real world." (Miller, 1994). In Public Relations Studies, we wanted to substantiate that the involvement of a community service provider in the evaluation phase is a critical component to the SoTL approach. This interactive session is designed for faculty who believe service learning is a manifestation of these curricular connections. The discussion offers practical strategies for documenting student learning, and confirming the validity of an assessment approach through collaboration with a thirdparty service provider. We will look at three key goals and explore the CSLA ApproachÓ, a rubric for identifying community service organizations that provide a rich service opportunity.

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Room 2904 A

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Nov 1st, 9:00 AM Nov 1st, 9:45 AM

Evidence of SoTL: The Service Community and the Student

Room 2904 A

It is generally acknowledged that service learning has a positive effect on students' ability to apply what they have learned in the "real world." (Miller, 1994). In Public Relations Studies, we wanted to substantiate that the involvement of a community service provider in the evaluation phase is a critical component to the SoTL approach. This interactive session is designed for faculty who believe service learning is a manifestation of these curricular connections. The discussion offers practical strategies for documenting student learning, and confirming the validity of an assessment approach through collaboration with a thirdparty service provider. We will look at three key goals and explore the CSLA ApproachÓ, a rubric for identifying community service organizations that provide a rich service opportunity.