OLCE Services

OLCE Services:

  • Individual Consultation
    – Initiate or redesign a service-learning course (domestic or international)
    – Learn strategies for assessing student learning outcomes
    – Identify, develop, and maintain partnerships
  • Student Reflection Leaders
    – Instructor nominates a student to receive facilitation training for critical reflection in SVL courses
  • Faculty Fellow
    – An engaged scholar and instructor to support service-learning and community-based research efforts
  • Critical Reflection and Assessment of Student Learning
    – Tools for deepening students’ reflection
    – Connecting service with academic concepts
  • “My Service” Database
    – Search online for partnership and community-based research opportunities
  • Service-Learning Listserv
    – E-mail updates include calls for research proposals, new service-learning research and other resources
  • Class Visits
    – Assistant Director for Service-Learning provides 30-minute orientation

Grants:

  • Service-Learning Course Development Grant
    Enhance a course with service-learning
    *Grant provided by the Teaching and Learning Center
  • Community-Based Research Grant
    Work collaboratively with a community partner to research questions of common concern
    *As funds are available

Events:

  • Service-Learning Course Workshop
    – Key components of service-learning pedagogy and practice
    – Tools for assessing learning through written and oral reflection
  • Finding and Maintaining Community Partners Workshop
    – Identify opportunities to partner
    – Best practices for partnerships
  • Annual Speaker Series
    – Guest speakers facilitate seminars to enhance UNCG’s capacity for community engagement and leadership
  • Faculty Van Tours
    – Visit community partner organizations
    – Hear perspectives of community partners on how to develop partnerships for shared learning
  • Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement (P.A.C.E.)
    – North Carolina Campus Compact at Elon University
    Spring Semester, registration paid by the OLCE

Groups:

  • Community-Based Research Network
    Share strategies, resources and experiences for conducting research with community partners
    Interdisciplinary and inclusive
  • Public Scholarship Graduate Student Network
    Discuss public scholarship as it relates to work as student scholars and their future roles as professionals