a faculty member at Sonoma State University,
has received a two-year grant from the State
of California to develop service-learning curriculum
that will train students and professionals to
work with kids who have autism and provide assistance
to their families.
Malu Roldan, Amy Strage, and Debra David, faculty
from San Jose State University, recently published
“A Framework for Assessing Academic Service-Learning
Across Disciplines" in "New
Perspectives in Service-Learning: Research to
Advance the Field" (edited by Marshall
Welch and Shelley Billing).
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
is offering a Service-Learning Institute for
faculty in the health professions, from June
17-20, 2005. Applications are due by April 15.
Accreditation - An Indicator
Each year, campuses are assessing various aspects of
their academic culture including the accreditation process,
as part of the Realizing
the Civic Mission of Education initiative, funded
by Learn and Serve America. The campus self-reviews
and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
reports offer opportunities for fruitful exchange on
successes and areas for improvement related to educational
effectiveness and other standards.
CSU Monterey Bay and CSU Fresno are two campuses that
recently integrated service learning into their accreditation
- CSU Fresno also highlighted the impact
of service learning on students and provided data
on community impact. In response, the WASC
team recognized (pages 12-13) the campus’s
commitment to community outreach and encouraged the
campus proposal to create a Center of Community Based
Learning that will house American Humanics, internships,
service-learning and community service programs.
CSU Leaders Present at Regional Conference
A number of CSU service-learning practitioners will
present at the Eighth
Annual Continuums of Service (COS) Conference, April
11-13, in Portland, Oregon. Here is a preview of workshops
facilitated by CSU leaders:
- “Burning Bridges: Reflections on Partnership
Failures,” co-facilitated by Deanna Berg from
- “Effecting Cultural Change: Recognizing and
Rewarding Service-Learning Faculty Work in the Tenure
& Promotion Process,” co-facilitated by
Valerie McKay from CSU Long Beach.
- “Naming the Moment: Analysis for Action,”
co-facilitated by Eliana Machuca from Humboldt State
In addition, several posters highlighting CSU innovation
will be on display. The deadline to register
is April 1, 2005.