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!!