PALS

Promoting Active Learning
and Service

Student Information

Forms

Pre-Service Learning Empathy Activism Scale (SLEAS) Form: PDF Icon Word Icon
Service-Learning Approval Form: PDF Icon Word Icon
Service-Learning Reflection Form or Paper: PDF Icon Word Icon
Service-Learning Student Log: PDF Icon Word Icon

Steps

  1. Submit Pre-Service Learning Empathy Activism Scale (SLEAS) Form
  2. Discuss service-learning interests with instructor
  3. Submit Service-Learning Approval Form
  4. Complete your Service-Learning Project
  5. Submit Service-Learning Reflection Form or Paper
  6. Submit Service-Learning Student Log
  7. Complete reflection project (this information comes from your instructor)
  8. Submit the Post-SLEAS Form

Expectations

Students are expected to:

  • Be prompt, willing, respectful and positive at your placement site.
  • Arrange hours with placement sites at the beginning of the semester (or as directed by the instructor).
  • Fulfill all agreed upon duties and responsibilities at the community site.
  • Provide feedback about the service experience and its relevancy to the course material, participate in course discussions.
  • Be open to learning about cultures and lifestyles that are different than your own.
  • Speak with your supervisor if uncomfortable or uncertain about what you are to do.
  • Respect the confidentiality of the people served.
  • Participate in an evaluation process.
  • Remember that you are representing yourself and CCCC.
  • Reflect on your experience with an activity guided by your instructor.

FAQ's

What Is Service Learning?
Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates community service with instruction to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.
What Kind Of Service Would I Do?
A wide array of non-profit organizations exist in this area, including agencies working with at-risk children, youth, people who are homeless, crisis assistance, animals, domestic violence victims, environmental organizations, and the aged population. Try to choose one of CCCC's community partners, but if you have different interests, provide an alternate agency to your instructor as soon as possible.
How Many Hours Do I Serve?
For ACA courses with service learning options, you should complete two (2) hours of service and two (2) hours of reflection.
Why Would I Benefit From Doing Service Learning?
Service-Learning can help you become civically engaged. It's easier than one may think to give back to the community. It can also help determine your career path. For example, if you think you would like to be an elementary school teacher, then you should do your service at an elementary school. The experience may prove to you either: (1) you're on the right career path or (2) that you're not and maybe it's time to go another direction. You can also land a good job through Service-Learning. In fact, many students have ended up taking a job with the agency they did their service with! It also looks great on a resume, it can help you network with community leaders who later could become great references, and it can help you get into a 4-year university by putting it on your applications.
Can I Do Service On Campus During Class?
Your service work will usually take place outside the classroom on your own time. Most service opportunities will be off campus with our partnering agencies. Students are responsible for their own transportation and arranging their work schedule with our partnering agencies.