North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27707
Service Options At NCCU
Service options for students at NCCU
Community Service - service activities dedicated to a specific community/campus partner
One-Time Events - major campus and/or departmental service events, such as Make-a-Difference Day, Blood Drive, and Book Bag Drive
Unpaid internships and practicums
Faculty-approved service activities (in service to community)
Progression of service options for students
University College - exploration of service; introduction to service as a life-long value
University College - emphasis on one-time service events and community service (meetings planned to more closely connect one-time events and Dimensions of Learning courses)
Upper Division Students - Departmental service learning courses; the goal is to ensure that students are beginning to focus on service related to their chosen majors
Upper Division Students - Internships and practicum experiences; focused service experiences related to student’s professional aspirations
Current survey of service-learning courses at NCCU
Syllabi from all departments submitted after a request from all departments with known courses
Survey will identify quality service learning at NCCU, areas of strength and courses that can be improved to provide students with an outstanding learning experience
Creating Your Service-Learning Syllabus: Tips For Faculty
Quality service-learning combines theory with learning through instruction that creates active participation in service experiences, and structured time for reflection. Quality service-learning links the goals of the service experience(s) with course learning outcomes and provides students with an opportunity to use skills and knowledge in real-life situations.
Make sure your Service-Learning Course Includes the Following Elements:
The title of the course should clearly identify the class as a service-learning course: Example - Literature and the Community: A Service-Learning Approach.
The overview of the course should provide clear linkages between course learning outcomes and the goals of the service activity.
The name and contact information of community partners should be listed in the syllabus or in an attachment distributed to students early in the semester.
The number of expected hours students can earn when all activities are completed in an acceptable manner must to be clearly listed. The syllabus should also indicate how much service activities will count toward the student’s overall grade.
The requirements for reflection should be spelled out in the syllabus.