Turning Lemons Into Lemonadeby Paula Harper, Manager of Partnership Development Service-Learning Co-op Program
Keywords: funding, internship opportunities for gen-1, internships for work study students, low income students, underrepresented minorities, non-profit partner funding for student workers, academic internship program
UC’s co-op learning program has long benefited students in subjects like engineering and computer science that have well-establish education-to-career pipelines. Recently UC has created a blend of co-op and service-learning to create similar opportunities for students in the arts and sciences. The results, even during the pandemic, have been outstanding.
Healthcare In The Communityby Laura Nabors, PhD, professor in the School of Human Services, Abigail (Abby) Overstreet, senior in the Health Promotion and Education Program
Keywords: service-learning, community-engaged practice, healthy lifestyle programming, obesity prevention programming, program planning and evaluation.
UC’s Healthy Bearcats program blends service-learning with public health education. Undergraduate students provide health education to locals from childhood to early adulthood on important health topics, like prescription abuse and how to adopt healthy behaviors. The program trains undergraduates to do public health outreach and impact local public health behaviors.
Service Learning And Critical Philanthropy In Environmental Studiesby Rob Gioielli, PhD, associate professor of history and environmental studies at University of Cincinnati Blue Ash
Keywords: Environmental Activism, Role of Philanthropy, Grantmaking, Professor Intervention, Working with Volunteers, Long-Term Goal, Short-Term Accomplishments, Service-Learning Pedagogy, American Civic Life
Service-learning is a vital pedagogical tool if we are going to create just and sustainable societies. Students need to see and experience the significant social and environmental inequalities that shape American societies, but also gain hope through participating in the dynamic and creative ways folks in our communities are working to address those challenges.
Relationship Building In Service Learningby Michele D. Kegley, PhD, is an associate professor Business and Economics at UC Blue Ash; Program Director Technical and Applied Studies
Keywords: Relationship Building, Service-Learning, Virtual/Online Engagement, Learning by Working, Volunteer Database
Service-learning in classes allows students to apply learning and course content in meaningful and relevant ways, while making connection with their community.
Service-Learning And The First Year Experience: Fostering Business, Social, And Educational Impactby Sarah Jernigan, academic advisor for the Lindner College of Business, Marianne Lewis, PhD, tenth Dean; professor of management at the Carl H. Lindner College of Business
Keywords: Business, First-Year Experience, Leadership, Corporate Responsibility, Professional
A first-year service-learning course facilitates the development of well-rounded business students by channeling their skills and interests in business to address real-world issues related to social justice. By having students work with local non-profits, they gain better leadership skills and a respect for corporate responsibility.
Service Learning At A Distanceby Rebecca Sutherland Borah, PhD, associate professor of English
Keywords: Service-Learning, Composition, College Writing, Literacy, Herbert Braun, Covid-19, Indirect Service
Service-learning is a valuable pedagogical tool that helps undergraduates better understand course content and apply their new skills in real-world circumstances. This piece details the value of service-learning for college writing courses and how the instructed adjusted these courses to address changes in classroom instruction during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Centering Health Equity In Service Learning: Resources And Connectionby Robin Arnsperger Selzer , PhD, is an Associate Professor in Experience-Based Learning & Career Education at the University of Cincinnati, Yamaan Ahmad (UC '24) , medical sciences major and public health minor
Keywords: healthcare disparities, COVID-19, global pandemic, community partnership, social justice
This essay combines the key components of service learning: course content, meaningful service, and critical reflection written from the lenses of an instructor, student, and community partner (SERC, 2022).