All Academic, Inc. Research Logo

Info/CitationFAQResearchAll Academic Inc.
Document

Fostering Student Leadership in Tackling Community-Based Problems
Unformatted Document Text:  dropping the class. Students who dropped the course expressed eagerness to do the service-learning, but were not in a position to make the time commitment necessary for the course. Descriptive statistics of the remaining students are listed in Tables 1, 2 and 3. [Tables 1-3 about here] Given that the course is a major requirement as well as a mandatory course for Pre-Law minors, it is not surprising that 94% of the students were either majors or Pre-Law minors. Furthermore, enrolled students were upperclassmen, with the exception of one student. Approximately five weeks into the course, students were given the choice to fill out a questionnaire about their service-learning experience for extra credit. Students were instructed that their answers would neither help nor hurt their grade, but that extra credit would be given only for answering the questions. Responses were fairly illuminating, despite the early timeframe of the semester. First, students had generally positive reactions to the service learning. There was early indication of learning that had taken place. Some examples of responses are below. In answer to the question, “What, if anything, has the service-learning portion of the course taught you about public policy that you did not know before?” - Through the service-learning, it has become extremely clear how important funding is to all programs that CPF is running. Every individual program must keep records of the amount of people that they help in order to receive more funding and demonstrate how important these programs are to local people. - So far I have been really surprised by the amount of action that a group that is not involved in politics can make. Specifically I have seen first hand the importance of community organizing. Organizing to create change is a monumental ability that I had not known about. - I learned that public policy is easier to become a part of than I did before. For example, our first day we were informed about the op ed pieces. All it takes is initiative. I learned how the CPF was able to influence our community government to provide funding to build new offices. I also learned the extent to which organizations like these are communities in their own right. They may seem large and detached, but, if you really wanted to, you could get involved and you would be welcomed with open arms. 10

Authors: Sylvester, Dari.
first   previous   Page 10 of 16   next   last



background image
dropping the class. Students who dropped the course expressed eagerness to do the
service-learning, but were not in a position to make the time commitment necessary for
the course. Descriptive statistics of the remaining students are listed in Tables 1, 2 and 3.
[Tables 1-3 about here]
Given that the course is a major requirement as well as a mandatory course for Pre-Law
minors, it is not surprising that 94% of the students were either majors or Pre-Law
minors. Furthermore, enrolled students were upperclassmen, with the exception of one
student.
Approximately five weeks into the course, students were given the choice to fill
out a questionnaire about their service-learning experience for extra credit. Students
were instructed that their answers would neither help nor hurt their grade, but that extra
credit would be given only for answering the questions. Responses were fairly
illuminating, despite the early timeframe of the semester.
First, students had generally positive reactions to the service learning. There was
early indication of learning that had taken place. Some examples of responses are below.
In answer to the question, “What, if anything, has the service-learning portion of the course taught you
about public policy that you did not know before?”
- Through the service-learning, it has become extremely clear how important funding is to all programs that
CPF is running. Every individual program must keep records of the amount of people that they help in
order to receive more funding and demonstrate how important these programs are to local people.

- So far I have been really surprised by the amount of action that a group that is not involved in politics can
make. Specifically I have seen first hand the importance of community organizing. Organizing to create
change is a monumental ability that I had not known about.
- I learned that public policy is easier to become a part of than I did before. For example, our first day we
were informed about the op ed pieces. All it takes is initiative. I learned how the CPF was able to influence
our community government to provide funding to build new offices. I also learned the extent to which
organizations like these are communities in their own right. They may seem large and detached, but, if you
really wanted to, you could get involved and you would be welcomed with open arms.
10


Convention
Convention is an application service for managing large or small academic conferences, annual meetings, and other types of events!
Submission - Custom fields, multiple submission types, tracks, audio visual, multiple upload formats, automatic conversion to pdf.
Review - Peer Review, Bulk reviewer assignment, bulk emails, ranking, z-score statistics, and multiple worksheets!
Reports - Many standard and custom reports generated while you wait. Print programs with participant indexes, event grids, and more!
Scheduling - Flexible and convenient grid scheduling within rooms and buildings. Conflict checking and advanced filtering.
Communication - Bulk email tools to help your administrators send reminders and responses. Use form letters, a message center, and much more!
Management - Search tools, duplicate people management, editing tools, submission transfers, many tools to manage a variety of conference management headaches!
Click here for more information.

first   previous   Page 10 of 16   next   last

©2012 All Academic, Inc.