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Title: Academic Service-Learning at the University of Nebraska at Omaha


1
Academic Service-Learning at the University of
Nebraska at Omaha
2
History of Service-Learning at UNO
Center for Faculty Development
  • Service Learning Academy created 1999 within UNO
    Center for Faculty Development.

3
History of Service-Learning at UNO
  • Since 1998, over 100 faculty members have taught
    at least one service-learning class.
  • 7 courses offered in 98-99 almost 90 in 04-05.

4
History of Service-Learning at UNO
  • 133 students participating in 98-99 over 1000 in
    each of the past four years.
  • Approximately, 5000 students have taken at least
    one service-learning course, since 1998.

5
History of Service-Learning at UNO
  • Partnerships with over 200 community partners.
  • For example
  • All Our Kids
  • Boys and Girls Clubs, Inc.
  • El Museo Latino
  • Fontenelle Nature Association
  • Nebraska AIDS Project
  • Raptor Recovery of Nebraska
  • Rebuilding Together
  • Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce
  • Social Settlement Association

6
History of Service-Learning at UNO
  • Service-learning courses offered in all six
    academic colleges and the graduate college.
  • Value-added to the community since 98-99, over
    2,000,000.
  • Taken from Independent Sector 1 Volunteer Hour
    18.04

7
Stand Alone Courses
  • Interpersonal Conflict, Spring 2006

8
Interdisciplinary Service-Learning
  • Alice Buffett Magnet Middle SchoolWhere
    excellence is the standard and communication is
    an art!
  • Magnet Themes communication skills and
    electronic media
  • Broadcasting Classes developing, producing,
    performing, editing, and airing television and
    radio
  • Digital Media Classes desktop publishing, web
    design, and animation
  • Journalism Program write, revise, edit, and
    publish

9
Goals There are four overarching goals of this
project
  • The creation of a public relations strategic plan
    and selected marketing materials will increase
    public awareness of the LJAC and result in an
    increase in membership.
  • Through the application of skills learned in the
    classroom, students involved from OPS Buffett
    Magnet Middle School and UNO will integrate
    course content in an improved manner.
  • Through the collaboration with LJAC, students
    involved from Buffett and UNO will gain an
    appreciation of the value of service to the
    community and consider other means in which they
    might serve their community.
  • By collaborating with students from UNO, students
    from Buffett will identify with the collegiate
    experience and with UNO as a preferred choice for
    higher education.

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Seven Days of Service Interdisciplinary
Service-Learning
  • The Seven Days of Service Project
  • Since 2003, over 900 students participated in
  • 7 Days of Service Project.
  • 14 homes in North and South Omaha renovated.
  • Over 150,000 raised for Family Housing Advisory
    Servicesdonated by Wells Fargo.

12
Seven Days of Service Interdisciplinary
Service-Learning
  • The Seven Days of Service Project, Spring 2006
  • More than 80 students from four departments
    participated
  • Four homes renovated to become available for
    purchase through the Family Housing Advisory
    Services aimed at low income buyers
  • Over 70,000 dollars donated to Family Housing
    Advisory Services by Wells Fargo Bank.

13
Interdisciplinary Service-Learning
  • The Seven Days of Service Project (cont.)
  • Construction Systems students assessed the
    properties, developed the renovation plans and
    supervised volunteers at each home.
  • Social Work students recruited over 400
    volunteers who completed the renovations and
    solicited donations from more than 40 donors for
    supplies, daily lunches for the volunteers, and
    door prizes for volunteers who attended the
    volunteer recognition dinner.

14
Interdisciplinary Service-Learning
  • The Seven Days of Service Project (cont.)
  • Journalism students created an engaging media kit
    about the project and followed through with local
    news organizations resulting in coverage of the
    project by every major media outlet in Omaha.
  • Also partnered with students and faculty from
    North High School Engineering program and OPS
    Construction Academy.

15
Let Us Build The World By Building One Another
--Teilhard de Chardin
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Benefits of Service-Learning Students
  • Deep Learning
  • Application and enhanced mastery of course
    content
  • Exposure to diverse populations and perspectives
  • Commitment to active citizenship and
  • Increased sense of self-efficacy.

17
Benefits of Service-Learning Faculty
  • Revitalized sense of purpose for both teaching
    and community-based research
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Connectivity
  • To institutional mission and goals
  • To students
  • To community
  • Faculty and staff (interdisciplinary projects)

18
Benefits of Service-Learning Community
  • Direct economic benefits
  • Increased capacity
  • Connectivity
  • UNO
  • Faculty and students
  • Businesses
  • K-12
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Title: Academic Service-Learning at the University of Nebraska at Omaha


1
Academic Service-Learning at the University of
Nebraska at Omaha
2
History of Service-Learning at UNO
Center for Faculty Development
  • Service Learning Academy created 1999 within UNO
    Center for Faculty Development.

3
History of Service-Learning at UNO
  • Since 1998, over 100 faculty members have taught
    at least one service-learning class.
  • 7 courses offered in 98-99 almost 90 in 04-05.

4
History of Service-Learning at UNO
  • 133 students participating in 98-99 over 1000 in
    each of the past four years.
  • Approximately, 5000 students have taken at least
    one service-learning course, since 1998.

5
History of Service-Learning at UNO
  • Partnerships with over 200 community partners.
  • For example
  • All Our Kids
  • Boys and Girls Clubs, Inc.
  • El Museo Latino
  • Fontenelle Nature Association
  • Nebraska AIDS Project
  • Raptor Recovery of Nebraska
  • Rebuilding Together
  • Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce
  • Social Settlement Association

6
History of Service-Learning at UNO
  • Service-learning courses offered in all six
    academic colleges and the graduate college.
  • Value-added to the community since 98-99, over
    2,000,000.
  • Taken from Independent Sector 1 Volunteer Hour
    18.04

7
Stand Alone Courses
  • Interpersonal Conflict, Spring 2006

8
Interdisciplinary Service-Learning
  • Alice Buffett Magnet Middle SchoolWhere
    excellence is the standard and communication is
    an art!
  • Magnet Themes communication skills and
    electronic media
  • Broadcasting Classes developing, producing,
    performing, editing, and airing television and
    radio
  • Digital Media Classes desktop publishing, web
    design, and animation
  • Journalism Program write, revise, edit, and
    publish

9
Goals There are four overarching goals of this
project
  • The creation of a public relations strategic plan
    and selected marketing materials will increase
    public awareness of the LJAC and result in an
    increase in membership.
  • Through the application of skills learned in the
    classroom, students involved from OPS Buffett
    Magnet Middle School and UNO will integrate
    course content in an improved manner.
  • Through the collaboration with LJAC, students
    involved from Buffett and UNO will gain an
    appreciation of the value of service to the
    community and consider other means in which they
    might serve their community.
  • By collaborating with students from UNO, students
    from Buffett will identify with the collegiate
    experience and with UNO as a preferred choice for
    higher education.

10
(No Transcript)
11
Seven Days of Service Interdisciplinary
Service-Learning
  • The Seven Days of Service Project
  • Since 2003, over 900 students participated in
  • 7 Days of Service Project.
  • 14 homes in North and South Omaha renovated.
  • Over 150,000 raised for Family Housing Advisory
    Servicesdonated by Wells Fargo.

12
Seven Days of Service Interdisciplinary
Service-Learning
  • The Seven Days of Service Project, Spring 2006
  • More than 80 students from four departments
    participated
  • Four homes renovated to become available for
    purchase through the Family Housing Advisory
    Services aimed at low income buyers
  • Over 70,000 dollars donated to Family Housing
    Advisory Services by Wells Fargo Bank.

13
Interdisciplinary Service-Learning
  • The Seven Days of Service Project (cont.)
  • Construction Systems students assessed the
    properties, developed the renovation plans and
    supervised volunteers at each home.
  • Social Work students recruited over 400
    volunteers who completed the renovations and
    solicited donations from more than 40 donors for
    supplies, daily lunches for the volunteers, and
    door prizes for volunteers who attended the
    volunteer recognition dinner.

14
Interdisciplinary Service-Learning
  • The Seven Days of Service Project (cont.)
  • Journalism students created an engaging media kit
    about the project and followed through with local
    news organizations resulting in coverage of the
    project by every major media outlet in Omaha.
  • Also partnered with students and faculty from
    North High School Engineering program and OPS
    Construction Academy.

15
Let Us Build The World By Building One Another
--Teilhard de Chardin
16
Benefits of Service-Learning Students
  • Deep Learning
  • Application and enhanced mastery of course
    content
  • Exposure to diverse populations and perspectives
  • Commitment to active citizenship and
  • Increased sense of self-efficacy.

17
Benefits of Service-Learning Faculty
  • Revitalized sense of purpose for both teaching
    and community-based research
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Connectivity
  • To institutional mission and goals
  • To students
  • To community
  • Faculty and staff (interdisciplinary projects)

18
Benefits of Service-Learning Community
  • Direct economic benefits
  • Increased capacity
  • Connectivity
  • UNO
  • Faculty and students
  • Businesses
  • K-12
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