Students: Please read the following Learning Goals and Student Bill of Rights before completing the Service Learning Registration Form. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Community Engagement at 501-569-3424 or email@example.com.
The learning goal for students participating in the service learning component of the First Year Experience is to encourage students to recognize the â€śpower of oneâ€ť in making a global difference. Related to this learning goal, the objectives of the service learning component are to:
1. Prepare university students to become responsible citizens in their community.
2. Help students open their eyes and their hearts to community problems and challenges.
3. Introduce students to the rich cultural, social, and economic tapestry of their community.
4. Broaden the student definition of â€ścommunityâ€ť to embrace a â€śglobalâ€ť perspective.
5. Guide students toward a recognition of the talents and skills they have to offer their community.
6. Encourage students to foster a team approach to problem-solving.
7. Acquaint students with the operating structure and resource challenges of not-for-profit organizations.
8. Provide students with an opportunity to examine their career goals in light of their understanding of the opportunities available within the not-for-profit organizations.
9. Enhance in-class learning with an experiential link between theory and practice.
10. Give students the opportunity to strengthen oral and written communication skills.
11. Facilitate student awareness of time management techniques and the importance of life planning.
12. Provide students with an opportunity to examine their learning within all of the above objectives to develop a clearer self-image.
The Service-Learning Studentâ€™s Bill of Rights
As a service-learning student I have the right to: High regard as a co-worker. A suitable assignment, with consideration for personal preference and life experiences. Know as much about the organization as possible, including its policies, people, and programs. Sound guidance and direction by someone who is experienced, well informed, patient, and thoughtful.
As a service-learning student I have the responsibility to:
Understand commitments of time and tasks and to fulfill them.
Act as a professional.
Be open and honest with leaders and supervisors.
Enter into service with enthusiasm and commitment.
Seek honest feedback. Use time wisely.
Work as a team member.
Respect confidentiality and privacy.
Be kind, courteous, and helpful.
Represent UALR in the community.
Service-learning students should not:
Offer their home as shelter, or give their phone number or address to those with whom you are working.
Leave personal belongings where others may be tempted to take them.
Wear much jewelry, or exchange money with a client.
Tolerate or engage in verbal or nonverbal exchanges of a sexual nature (or perceived as sexual) with a client.
Give a client a ride in a personal vehicle unless authorized to do so.
Report to a service site under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
*By completing this the Service Learning Registration Form below: I agree to abide by the above “Service-Learning Student’s Bill of Rights.” In addition, I agree to the following: To perform my volunteer duties to the best of my ability; To perform at least 15 hours of service; To adhere to agency rules and procedures, including record-keeping and confidentiality issues; And to meet time and duty commitments or to provide adequate notice so the agency can make alternate arrangements.