By completing 30 hours of service, attending a series of five interdisciplinary seminars arranged by the service office, and writing 2 integrative essays, the student may earn an additional 1 credit for the course with which they are connecting the service experience.
Interdisciplinary seminars required for all one-credit students cover topics that introduce students to their rights and responsibilities in working with community partners, help students understand the social systems they encounter in the community and apply academic resources for a praxis of social justice. To become a participant in the Interdisciplinary Seminar a student must:
1. Choose which course and service agency you would like to work with for service-learning (assistance available at Community Service Program office).
2. Pick up a service-learning agreement from the Community Service Program office.
3. Discuss connections between service and the course with a Community Service Program staff member.
4. Discuss connections between service and the course with instructor, get instructor's approval and have the course instructor sign the agreement.
5. Discuss the agreement with the agency supervisor, who must also sign the agreement.
6. Make a copy of the agreement for your own records and return the original to the Community Service Program Office on your campus the second Friday of the semester.