Service Learning

Service Learning

 

"Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities." ~ Learn and Serve America

 

 

 

Mission

The mission of Hilbert College's Office of Service Learning is to enhance student learning through meaningful, relevant service in the community.

 

Vision

The Office of Service Learning promotes the involvement of students, faculty and community partners in meaningful service-learning activities that provide the opportunity for critical reflection to deepen the academic experience, inspire lifelong civic engagement and strengthen our local and global communities.

 

Goals

The Office of Service Learning strives to promote service-learning by:

  • facilitating and sustaining meaningful partnerships between faculty, community agencies and students, and
  • supporting faculty development and in-class learning initiatives.

 

Excerpts from Student Reflections

 "It is the practical exercises, the hands-on experiences, and the knowledge of physically performing the task in a ‘real world’ setting that will last a lifetime. Yes, learning in a classroom is vital, but [taking] what has been taught in the class, and using it in a practical manner soon after it is taught, to me completes the lesson."

 - Student in MA 135: Mathematical Applications, Community Partner: Hamburg Meals on Wheels

 "Through the service work . . . performed at Mental Health Peer Connection, my desire to obtain my four-year degree in human services and then move forward toward a master's degree in counseling is no longer a dream, it is the opportunity that is waiting for me down the educational and vocational path of success. Service learning is a great opportunity to research career opportunities and personal growth."

- Student in HS 101: Intro to Human Services, Community Partner: Peer Mental Health Connection

 

Fall 2014 Service Learning Courses

BI 110 Modern Topics in Biology (All 3 sections)

BUS 200 Introduction to Business Management

CJ 204 Crime and Society (Sections 2 and 3 only)

EN 101 College Writing (Section 3 only)

EN 104 Advanced College Writing

HS 101 Introduction to Human Services (Sections 1 and 2)

HS/RH 210 Human Services and Rehabilitation Methods (All sections)

RS 202 Religion and Social Justice

RS 206 Franciscanism 

 

 Hilbert's Service Learning Policy

 

For more information on Service Learning at Hilbert College, please contact:

Rachel Wozniak
Office of Service Learning
Hilbert College
Franciscan Hall 104
5200 South Park Ave.
Hamburg, NY 14075
(716) 926-8929