Recognition of Best Practices in Service Learning
The CI Center for Community Engagement (CCE) calls for faculty, community partners, and students to submit descriptions of service-learning projects to be considered for Best Practices Recognition. The CCE’s Best Practices Recognition is designed to highlight and honor projects by making important contributions to our community while generating valuable student learning – thereby exemplifying CSUCI’s commitments to innovation and excellence. Projects selected for Best Practices recognition will collectively spotlight a wide variety of successful practices and projects that will inspire and promote deeper engagement with service-learning throughout the extended CI community.
Identification of project participants: Please provide information on all key participants. Participants will generally include: faculty, community partners and students.
Description of community needs & project goals:
Please describe the community need(s) that the project seeks to address, and identify project goals as they pertain to the underlying need(s). Goals should include service and learning elements.
Narrative description of project:
Please provide a narrative description of the main activities involved in the project. A list of some of the main types of activities include: planning and design, student training, service or research activities, reflective practices, assessment, etc. Describe the roles and responsibilities of all participants in those activities, along with the nature of the partnership.
Description of outcomes (or expected outcomes):
Describe the main outcomes. Outcomes should relate clearly back to project goals, but are not limited to those goals. Outcomes should include contributions both to community benefits and to student learning.
Explanation of best practices element(s):
Please explain the specific aspect(s) of your project that you believe merit recognition as best practices. While best practices will often focus on outcomes (service or learning), we are interested in identifying the specific practices that contribute to the beneficial outcomes – and which might, therefore, serve as a model for other service-learning projects.
You will have the opportunity to upload any supplementary materials that you would like to be considered. Such supplementary materials might include (but are not limited to): course syllabus; information on community partner organizations; media reports relevant to or about the project, etc. Supplementary materials may also include photographs (submitted electronically). While photos are not any part of the criteria for recognition, we strongly encourage photo documentation of all service-learning projects as they are crucial in public presentation of service-learning projects.
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