Service Learning and Community Engagement participation form
Please complete the following information regarding you and your students’ participation in Service Learning or Community Service (volunteer) activities this past academic year (summer 2012, fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters). Please complete a form for each course or NECC club/program project.
By completing this form you will help NECC maintain a database of service activities, projects, courses and participants. This will also give us the opportunity to recognize your students at NECC’s annual Service Learning and Community Engagement Recognition Ceremony which is held each May at the end of spring semester.
What is Service Learning?
Service Learning: a teaching and learning strategy, which incorporates meaningful service with our community partners, enhances the learning of course objectives, offers ongoing opportunities for reflection, and is reciprocal in nature.
The service in Service Learning directly relates to and enhances the learning of course objectives. According to the National Commission on Service Learning, service-learning is equally as valuable as community service (volunteering) but different in that service-learning is “a teaching and learning approach that integrates community service with academic study to enrich learning, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.”