Service Learning 9-8-16

Why Service learning?

  1. Authenticity in Learning experience
  2. Community impact through service
  3. Multifaceted Networking
    1. Professional
    2. Personal
    3. Community-based relationship (gaining the lay of the land experience)
  4. Perspective interaction
  5. Connecting the Community and University, allowing a relationship between the two

What’s at Stake with Service Learning?

  1. Portfolio Additions
  2. Reference opportunity
  3. Learn professional adaption
  4. Increased value of Georgia State experience and degree
    1. Perception of Georgia State increases with professional community
    2. Could cultivate a preference for Georgia State applicants for internships and/or jobs
  5. Potential to find passion
    1. Job potential
  6. English degree value increases
    1. Versatility
  7. Potential leads to future job or internship

What to Ask During Your Initial Project Meeting


  • What do you do?
  • What services do you provide?
  • What do you sell?


  • What would you consider your target demographic?
  • Who do you serve?
  • What cultural or political issues do we need to be aware of?
  • Do we need to be more aware of disability or access accommodations with our project?


  • What do you do well already? What would you wish to improve?
  • What new channels of communication have worked for you? What has not worked in the past?
    • Any interest in revisiting any of these avenues?
  • What are your short-term or long-term goals? How would you like to see these reflected in the project?
    • What do you think correlates with these goals?


  • What do you have already established?
    • Do you have examples of what you are looking for?
  • Are there any examples of your goal vision?
  • Would segmenting your audience be ideal for your goals?
  • Any particular things you believe emulates your company and goals?

Brief Notes on Pitch and Group Plans:

Make ideas separately to create a variety of options for the client, several options may be chosen or melded together.

Syllabus Take Home (class FAQs)

What are the major projects? In a bulleted list, provide links to the project descriptions for each of them.

How will your final grade be calculated?

  • Individual Reading Annotations (6, 300-600 points)
  • Individual Pitch Presentation (1, 125-250 points)
  • Collaborative Final Service Learning Client Packet (300-600 points)
  • Individual Online Professional Profile (1, 125-250 points)
  • Participation (400+)

What is the “submission form” and how do you use it? Embed the form below your answer (hint: Google “embed Google form” to find out how).

  • The form used to submit assignments (similar to dropbox)
  • view-source:

Embed the course calendar and weekly overview below this question.

Weekly overview:

Course Calendar:

Where on the course website can you find an overview of what’s due and the readings for each unit?

The unit overview section (What will we be doing)

What is the best way to see an overview of what’s due each week?

Weekly overview section (What is the general plan for the course, and when are things


What is the attendance policy?

“You lose 10 points for each absence or missed class prep assignment. Arriving to class

late will result in a deduction of 5-10 points.”

What are the two ways you can lose points?

“missing class, failing to turn in a project on time, coming to class unprepared, etc., etc.“

What are my office hours, and how do you make an appointment to see me outside of  class?

“Office Hours: T/Th 9-11 am, and by appointment; I am able to meet during office hours

or by appointment via Skype or Google Hangout if that works better than an in-person


How do you earn participation credit? Provide a link to the instructions/guidelines for participation.

By being active in class and even pursuing skill building outside of class||Participation|1

How many points can you earn by participating in or organizing a study group session?

Up to 25 points

How can you be assured of earning an “A” in this course?

Complete each project to completion, ensure a strong attendance, and participate. Be

active in learning these skills. 2180 points

What are the minimum requirements for earning a passing grade of “C”?

‘If you complete all of the major projects, come to class prepared, and miss only four class meetings, you will earn at least 1,330 points and a grade of “C.”’

What do you do if you’re not sure how to document your participation in order to earn points?

Discuss with professor and document your work accordingly.

What are the Unit 1 readings and what online tool are you using to annotate them for Reading Annotations 1&2?

Using to annotate and document the follwing readings (from class site):