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My students love the service learning that is implemented into our coursework. Often, these experiences provide them with additional internship opportunities. Some have even gone on to work summer jobs with many of our organizations. 

Evaluating service learning in a classroom involves using formative and summative assessments to asses students' engagement, learning outcomes, personal growth, and contributions to the community through their service experiences. These evaluation processes include measuring students' understanding of course content, critical reflection on their service activities, development of transferrable skills, and impact on the community. Evaluating service learning also involves gathering feedback from students, community partners, and instructors, monitoring student progress and performance, and assessing the alignment of service activities with community needs and outcomes. By evaluating our service-learning programs, we can determine their effectiveness, identify areas of improvement and new… >>>

Service learning integrates community service with academic knowledge to provide students with practical, hands-on experience that contributes to personal growth, civic engagement, and social responsibility. By engaging in service learning, our students can apply classroom knowledge to real-world issues, develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, understand societal needs more deeply, and enhance their communication and teamwork abilities. Service learning fosters a sense of empathy, cultural awareness, and ethical leadership while promoting positive social change and community development. Through service learning experiences, our students can make meaningful contributions to society, build connections with diverse communities, and prepare for future careers by… >>>

Each of my classes incorporates a service-based application into our final. These live applications allow students to be involved in their communities or campuses and apply what they have learned to real-world events.

Understanding the rewards from the process and how it lends itself to a fuller and happier work environment.

Internships offer the best opportunity for students to learn real life work experiences and a greater understanding to what is required from the workforce.

The post internship meeting is something that I do not currently do, but would consider adding in

The supervision of students in the internship experience is important.

The reflection aspect is something that I already do with my interns, but the question of how could internship improve would be interesting to propose.

I want to better identify my expectations, perhaps in a letter to all on-site supervisors.

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