S.E.R.V.E.

Service, Education, Reflection, Voice, Engagement

Service Learning at California State University, Bakersfield

Welcome to Spring semester! Thanks for stopping and taking at look at what's going on at CSUB with service learning! Our campus is overflowing with students and faculty gaining a diverse and quality education by engaging in service learning. Please continue to read for upcoming opportunities for service, past events that show how important service learning is to our community, and what CSUB is doing to advocate service learning on our campus.

Service Learning Mini-Grant Application Release

Monday, Jan. 29th, 8am

Check your email for the application!

Please keep your eye out for the annual service learning mini-grant applications!
Grantees will be awarded up to $300 for adding a new service learning component into one or more of their courses (this counts for courses created for next fall too!).

Service Learning Spotlight

The Art Department is making strides with service learning in our school districts! Last semester these future teachers got to interact with TK students from Reagan Elementary. This service learning activity will help CSUB students interested in teaching single subjects about classroom management and how to explain information in an age appropriate way to the TK students. These CSUB students taught cultural art methods to the little ones and everyone had a great time! Please contact Dianne Turner for more information on her amazing service learning activities!

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Do you have a service opportunity that you'd like to spotlight in the S.E.R.V.E. newsletter?

Send me an email with the dates and times of your service activities. I will come out an pay your class activity a visit! You can also send me photos and an overview of your activity if you prefer.

Center for Career Education and Community Engagement (CECE) Spring Volunteer Fair

Wednesday, Jan. 31st, 2-4pm

MPR- Student Union

Interested on volunteering? Representatives from non-profit organizations will visit CSUB to share their available opportunities!

S.E.R.V.E. Advisory Committee

Our S.E.R.V.E. Advisory Committee meeting will be soon! Thank you to all who participated in our Fall advisory. We discussed ways to move forward with increasing service learning on our campus! Our goals for the 2017/2018 academic year include:
  • Increase service learning and internship opportunities at CSUB.
  • Increase service learning student/faculty participation at CSUB.
  • Increase funding for service learning at CSUB.
Our next meeting will be held on February 16th @ 11:30 (immediately following the service learning workshop). Email me at alague@csub.edu if you would like to be a part of this committee.

Service Learning: How to get started

Friday, Feb. 16th, 11am

Hosted by the Faculty Teaching and Learning Center

This workshop will introduce faculty members to incorporating a service learning component in a new or existing course (service learning models, syllabus components, policies and procedures).

Bring your syllabus and I will make your course a service learning course!

Presented by April LaGue
Assistant Professor
Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies
Faculty Coordinator – Service Learning