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About Service Learning at HNU

At Holy Names University, service learning is an educational approach that builds bridges between students and community partners. SERVICE involves:

  • Seeking social justice
  • Exchanging skills
  • Reflecting to develop critical thinking and self-awareness
  • Valuing objectives that support student learning and community goals
  • Initiating initiatives in civic responsibility
  • Collaborating with partners in Oakland and the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Empowering leaders

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Resources and Professional Associations

  • American Association of Colleges and Universities - National association and resource base for service learning in higher education (Click here)
  • American Psychological Association (APA) Civic Engagement and Service Learning - National association and resource base for service learning in higher education (Click here)
  • Campus Compact - National association and resource base for service learning in higher education (Click here)
  • Learn and Serve America Clearinghouse - National association and resource base for service learning in higher education (Click here)

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2008 - 2009 Faculty Development Series

Faculty Colloquia: What I Know About Community-Based Learning

  • Dr. Maureen Hester, Coordinator of Community-Based Learning for Faculty Development and Professor Emerita, Holy Names University
  • September 24, 2008
  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Faculty Lounge (See "F" on the Campus Map)
  • Wine and Cheese Reception

Faculty Development I: Community-Based Learning 101

Faculty Development II: The Nuts and Bolts of Implementing CBL Courses

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Learning Contracts for Students
(Click here for the contract)

Each Service Learning Placement requires a written Contract for Learning between the student and the site supervisor. Contracts must be approved by the instructor of the class and Sr. Susan Wells, Director of the CSJCE at Holy Names University.

Any substantial changes in the original contract must be approved by the instructor of the class and Sr. Susan Wells

The Contract for Learning must be completed and approved before the student begins the placement.

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Evaluation Process and Form for Site Supervisors
(Click here for the form)

This evaluation is to be completed by the site supervisor and returned to Sr. Susan Wells, Director of the CSJCE at Holy Names University.

Students in community-based learning projects should review the evaluation questions at the beginning of the experience in order to have a better understanding of the expectations on which they will be evaluated. For questions or assistance, please contact the instructor for the course or Sr. Susan Wells, Director of the CSJCE at Holy Names University.

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