Conference Calls Students who need to make conference calls may use the phone in 105 Banister Hall on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Contact Shawn Gerwig (firstname.lastname@example.org, x4287) in the McKeen Center to make arrangements.
Phone Cards Phone cards are available and may be checked out from the McKeen Center for long-distance calls related to community-based learning. Contact Shawn Gerwig (email@example.com, x4287).
Reimbursements for supplies For student out-of-pocket reimbursements all receipts should be delivered to the McKeen Center to accompany payment voucher form to be filled out by the student. Contact Shawn Gerwig (firstname.lastname@example.org, x4287).
Transportation Students may reserve and check out vans through the McKeen Center to get to their service sites and to conduct community-based work for courses. Forms, already signed for approval and marked "Service Learning Van Forms," are available on the first floor of Banister Hall. Students can take these to Jo Jo Craig in Rhodes Hall to reserve vans.
Van Certification Training Training Special van certification trainings will be held for students doing community service or community-based work for courses. Dates will be communicated to faculty of community-based courses. Students must sign up with Jo Jo Craig (email@example.com, x3689) prior to the training.
Completing and Archiving Projects At the end of the semester it is most helpful to the overall community-based learning program and the community if all student projects are archived and made accessible to future classes and community partners. A digital version of students' work (papers, posters, powerpoint talks) should be adequately labeled, archived and a copy provided to the McKeen Center. Students can send a digital version of their work directly to Janice Jaffe or Susie Dorn, or place copies of their work on a course folder on microwave, or on the File Services section of Blackboard. If you are using either one of the latter options, contact Janice Jaffe or Susie Dorn and a staff member of the McKeen Center can access the data directly from microwave or Blackboard.
On-line Surveys At the end of each semester, the Office of Institutional Research sends out online surveys to all students, faculty, and community partners involved in community-based courses and projects. Information is compiled and sent in total to the McKeen Center in order to assess impact on students, faculty and the community, and to inform the development of the program. Individual course results are compiled and sent to the course instructors. It is most helpful if all students complete these surveys.
Symposium At the end of each semester students in community-based courses are encouraged to participate in the symposium held the day after the last day of classes. This event serves as a time for students to share with other students, community partners, faculty, staff and the public what they have learned as a result of their work in the community. Informal ways in which to present projects might be through posters, websites, PowerPoint slides or portfolios. While formal presentations are not typical, arrangements can be made where appropriate. Course instructors will be contacted by the McKeen Center about AV and set-up needs. Students should invite their community partners, other faculty and staff across campus, and their friends.