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CSU Service-Learning Infrastructure Development Initiative

In March 2000, the California State University Board of Trustees passed a landmark resolution in response to a request from the governor for a community service requirement for all students in California's public institutions of higher education. In a strong display of support for community service learning, the CSU Board of Trustees' resolution called for the chancellor and each CSU president to "ensure that all students have opportunities to participate in community service, service learning (deemed academically appropriate by faculty), or both." Since 2000/2001 FY, the CSU has received more than $16 million to help develop new service-learning courses or expand service-learning offices on all CSU campuses.

2013-2014
For the 14th consecutive year, the CSU has proudly supported service learning and community engagement through the California's Call to Service Initiative. This year, the CSU will allocate $1,035,000 across the 23 campuses to support service-learning and community engagement programs.

 

2012-2013
The California's Call to Service Initiative funds provided much needed support to campus service learning and community engagement offices during another difficult budget year. As a result, these CSU offices partnered with nearly 3000 community organizations, providing opportunities for more than 63,000 students enrolled in 2,985 service-learning courses across the system. 2012-2013 ALLOCATION PROCESS (.pdf)

2011-2012
The CSU continued to expand and improve its community engagement and service-learning programs through support from the California's Call to Service initiative ($1,035 mil was allocated). More than 85,000 CSU students (20%) had the opportunity to take one of 2,600 service-learning courses at more than 2,300 community and government agencies. 2011-2012 ALLOCATION PROCESS (.pdf)


2010-2011
Despite the economic downturn, CSU campuses continued to provide high-quality and impactful opportunities for nearly 70,000 CSU students to participate in service learning. During the 2010-11 AY, $1.035 million was allocated to the 23 CSU service-learning offices. 2010-2011 ALLOCATION PROCESS (.pdf)

2009-2010
$1.035 million was allocated in 2009-2010 AY to support community engagement and service-learning efforts. And despite the economic crunch, campus offices were able to bring-in an additional $3 million (representing a $3 return on every dollar invested by the state). As a result, 133 new service-learning courses were created and more than 2,588 service-learning courses offered systemwide. 2009-2010 ALLOCATION PROCESS (.pdf)

2008-2009
During the 2008-2009 academic year, $1.1 million was allocated to CSU campuses to support the implementation of strategic directions as outlined in the campus office's strategic plan, the development or expansion of infrastructure, and the development of infrastructure to collect comprehensive data on community engagement campus wide. 2008-2009 ALLOCATION PROCESS (.pdf)

2007-2008
During the 2007-2008 academic year, $1.1 million was allocated to CSU campuses to support the implementation of strategic plans, the development or expansion of infrastructure, and other service-learning and/or community engagement efforts.

2006-2007
During the 2006-2007 academic year, CSU campuses received a $1.1 million allocation to strengthen their service-learning offices by developing strategic plans, assessing infrastructure needs, and developing or expanding infrastructure.
2006-2007 ALLOCATION PROCESS (.pdf)

2005-2006
During the 2005-2006 academic year, $1.1 million was allocated to CSU campuses to strengthen their service-learning offices. 2005-2006 ALLOCATION PROCESS (.pdf)

2004-2005
Once again, CSU campuses were allocated $1.1 million to strengthen their service-learning offices during the 2004-2005 academic year. In that time, over 65,000 students participated in service learning. Collectively, combining service learning with other service programs, CSU students provide more than 30 million hours of service each year, which translates to an economic impact of over $200.5 million.
2004-2005 ALLOCATION PROCESS (.pdf)

2003-2004
In 2003-2004, $1.1 million was once again allocated to CSU campuses to strengthen their service-learning offices. As a result of this investment, the CSU developed new service-learning opportunities, supported the implementation of existing service-learning courses, and maintained vital office infrastructure.
2003-2004 ALLOCATION PROCESS (.pdf)

2002-2003
During the 2002-2003 academic year, $1.1 million was allocated to CSU campuses to strengthen their service-learning offices. Due to challenges with the state budget, the $1.1 million designated for curriculum development was cut from the state budget and therefore not available to campuses.

2001-2002
Again, in the 2001-2002 academic year, $2.2 million was available to CSU campuses to develop courses with new service-learning components and strengthen service-learning infrastructure. Campuses implemented a variety of activities and initiatives in order to create courses with new service-learning components and strengthen infrastructure. As a result, the CSU developed over 306 courses with new service-learning components and strengthened each service-learning office.

2000-2001
During the 2000-2001 academic year, all 23 campuses of the CSU were invited to participate in the CSU Service-Learning Curriculum and Infrastructure Development Initiative. Each campus submitted a Statement of Intent, outlining specific goals and plans to achieve and assess those goals in order to develop service-learning courses and expand or create service-learning offices. As a result, with allocations totaling over $2 million, the CSU developed over 357 courses with new service-learning components and strengthened its service-learning infrastructure by June 2001.

 

 

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Last Updated: October 04, 2013