Service-Learning Orientation - Berkshire Community College

Report
Service-Learning
Orientation
SPRING 2013
Thank you for
choosing to serve!
Service-Learning:
•A S E M E S T E R L O N G C O M M U N I T Y S E R V I C E
PROJECT FOR COURSE CREDIT.
•S T U D E N T S E N G A G E I N H A N D S - O N S E R V I C E
ACTIVITIES AT LOCAL PARTNERING AGENCIES
•A P P L Y C O U R S E M A T E R I A L T O A D D R E S S R E A L
COMMUNITY ISSUES.
•R E F L E C T O N S E R V I C E E X P E R I E N C E S .
Commitments:
•S E R V E 1 5 H O U R S
•B C C ’ S C O M M U N I T Y P A R T N E R S
•C O M P L E T E C O U R S E A S S I G N M E N T S
• SUBMIT REQUIRED PAPERWORK
Benefits:
• MAKE A DIFFERENCE
• LEARN NEW THINGS
• ACADEMIC, PERSONAL
& PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS
Commitment = 15 hours of service
Expectations:
Preparation = on time & on task
Professionalism = positive attitude
attendance &
organization
Integrity = confidentiality & privacy
Absentee Policy = 24 hr notice
Dress code = clean and conservative
Examples of
appropriate
dress:
What NOT to wear!
How and When
Do I Get Started?
1.
Once BCC CORI and your site CORI clears, SL Office will notify you
(phone and/or email) and give you contact info for your Service-Learning
Site Supervisor.
2.
You set up a meeting with your site supervisor and present your learning
goals from Project Agreement
1.
2.
3.
3.
Discuss project tasks
Set up weekly schedule.
Ask for signature on Project Agreement and FWS Work Authorization.
Due by March 4th at SL Office with all signatures. No exceptions.
(Note: Some sites require an interview. )
For All Public School
Tutor/Mentors Training Dates
PRESENTED BY:
AMANDA SCHULER, MACC AMERICORPS*VISTA
& PITTSFIELD SCHOOL TEACHERS
SATURDAY, FEB. 16
10AM-12:30PM
TUESDAY, FEB. 19
4PM-6:30PM
LOCATION: BCC CAFETERIA – ROOM G-10
(LIGHT MEALS PROVIDED)
*REQUIRED FOR ALL TUTORS & MENTORS
Every Day You Visit
Service Site:
1. FILL OUT LOG OF SERVICE HOURS
• SUPERVISOR SIGNS
2. FILL OUT TIMESHEET FOR SERVICE-STIPEND
• SUPERVISOR SIGNS & FAXES
-
DUE WEEKLY TO FIN AID
At the End of Your Service:
•
TURN IN LOG OF SERVICE HOURS TO SL OFFICE
•
STUDENT FEEDBACK - SURVEY
•
ATTEND SERVICE-LEARNING RECOGNITION
LUNCHEON!
•
FYI: RECEIVE PERFORMANCE REVIEW
BY SITE SUPERVISOR
How To Sign Up for
Your Service Site:
1. GO TO - SERVICE-LEARNING BLOG
HTTP://BLOGS.BERKSHIRECC.EDU/
SERVICELEARNING/
1.
2.
3.
Select your course subject page on the right-hand side
Research & choose 2 service sites – (from course list)
Click on “Sign up here!” & fill out form
CORI & Financial Aid:
1 . CORI – REQUIRED
1.
Form & ID
2 . SERVICE STIPEND - FINANCIAL AID
1.
2.
3.
Paperwork & ID
Rules
Weekly timesheets
CORI: BCC Procedures
•C O R I A U T H O R I Z E D S T A F F
•D E B C O T E – D I R E C T O R O F H U M A N R E S O U R C E S
•M A R Y M A R T I N – C O R I A D M I N I S T R A T O R
•D O N N A C O N N O R S – C O R I C L E R K
•L O C A T I O N : S T U D E N T D E V E L O P M E N T C E N T E R
•( O F F S T U D E N T L O U N G E )
CORI at Service Sites
You may need to do a second CORI at the site you are
matched with.
If this is the case, the SL Office will contact you with
instructions on who to see and where to go for site CORI
*ALL STUDENTS WORKING IN SCHOOLS MUST DO CORI
AT THE SCHOOL.
Financial Aid: Procedures
FINANCIAL AID/WORK STUDY STAFF
DEIRDRE BAIRSTOW-ALLEN
COORDINATOR OF FINANCIAL AID & WORK-STUDY
PROGRAMS
Steps to a successful Service-Learning
Work-Study experience:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Maintain a minimum credit load of 6 credits.
Complete all required work-study paperwork.
Do not do Service Learning during BCC class time!
Complete time sheets accurately, including breaks.
Submit time sheets weekly.
Stay within your allotted award.
Present yourself & BCC well!!

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