Service Learning

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Service Learning Overview

Service-Learning facilitates an exchange of ideas, learning, and hands-on experience to mutually benefit our students, and our community. Service opportunities are structured to help students acquire a sense of civic and social responsibility, learn about their community, apply classroom learning, expand their skills, and reflect on their experiences. At the same time, Cleveland State hopes that the service of student volunteers will assist with many needs in our community. Curriculum includes structured field based experiential learning alongside community partners, which reinforces learning outcomes and strengthens communities.

Cleveland State Community College is committed to providing its students with opportunities for experiential learning through community service activities during their collegiate experience. A number of courses at the college incorporate service-learning activities, providing students with opportunity to connect what they are learning in the classroom with service in the community. In addition, the college has introduced new service-learning courses that students may select to take for elective credit.

Service-Learning Department Mission: We collaborate with faculty and community partners to combine academic concepts with experiential learning, provide students the opportunity for a heightened educational experience, and increase civic awareness across various community populations.

For more information about service-learning or to become involved, call 423-472-7141 or 1-800-604-2722, Ext. or email service_learning@clevelandstatecc.edu

FYS Students may contact Marci Reiter at 423-614-8718 or mreiter@clevelandstatecc.edu

SRVL Course Orientation

All students registering for SRVL 1020 Service-Learning Project I or SRVL 1100 Service-Learning Experience I should attend a required orientation session to learn how to start their course and to access their syllabus, assignments, and class resources through myCSCourses. Please contact mreiter@clevelandstatecc.edu or call 423-614-8718.

Courses

Do you have an interest in community service? Do you want to make a difference in your own community by participating in a service project? Do you have an idea for your own project that will address a community need? Get involved in Service-Learning at Cleveland State and earn college credit while making a difference!

Courses that often embed Service-Learning:

*See your Advisor or Success Coach for current for course descriptions, semester offerings, and pre-requisites.

BUSN 1305 Introduction to Business (3 hour credit)

ECED 2365 Final Practicum (3 hour credit)

ECED 2380 Language and Literacy (3 credit hour)

GEN 1010 First Year Seminar (3 hour credit)

HIST 2800 History Laboratory (1 hour credit)

NRSG 1320 Women’s Health and Child Bearing (3 hour credit)

NRSG 1330 Pediatric Nursing (3 hour credit)

NRSG 1340 Mental Health Nursing (3 hour credit)

NRSG 1620 Medical Surgical Nursing (3 hour credit)

NRSG 1710 Fundamentals of Nursing (3 hour credit)

PSYC 1030 Introduction to Psychology (3 hour credit)

PSYC 2130 Lifespan Development Psychology (3 hour credit)

SRVL 1020 Service-Learning Project I (3 hour credit)

SRVL 1100 Service-Learning Experience I (1 hour credit)

SWRK 2010 Introduction to Social Work (3 hour credit)

SWRK 2050 Crisis and Mental Health (3 hour credit)

SWRK 2060 Family and Children’s Services (3 hour credit)

**For All Courses, see the Catalog for course descriptions, semester offerings, and pre-requisites.**

For more service-learning course information, call (423) 472-7141 or 1-800-604-2722, Ext. 794 or 385 or email service_learning@clevelandstatecc.edu.

Community Partners & Service Opportunities

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SRVC is the online platform where students can search for service-learning and civic community service opportunities, throughout the state of Tennessee, and report completed service hours to their college or university.

TN Promise Scholarship students MUST ALSO REPORT THEIR COMPLETED SERVICE HOURS IN TNAchieves.org (portal.tbr.edu and TNAchieves.org do not share information). Failure to report service hours in TNAchieves.org WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF SCHOLARSHIP.

Students need to set-up an account before accessing SRVC. Be sure to select CLSCC as the Institution name on the registration form.

Need assistance setting-up your SRVC account and/or reporting completed service hours? Contact Cleveland State’s Service-Learning Department: service_learning@clevelandstatecc.edu

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Advisory Council

Faculty and Staff

Name

Department/Division

Name

Maureen Baksh-Griffin

Department/Division

Nursing

Name

Chuck Barkley

Department/Division

Engineering Systems

Name

Donna Brogdon

Department/Division

Business and Management

Name

Victoria Bryan

Department/Division

Dean Honors College and Academic Enhancement

Name

Ann Cunningham

Department/Division

Computers and Information Systems

Name

Debbie Felton

Department/Division

Co-Requisite Reading

Name

Sonya Franklin

Department/Division

Nursing

Name

Sandra Godsey

Department/Division

Business and Management

Name

Margaret Horten

Department/Division

Early Childhood Education

Name

Liz Moseley

Department/Division

Psychology

Name

Paul Puckett

Department/Division

Math

Name

Marci Reiter

Department/Division

Director of First Year Experience

Name

Patty Weaver

Department/Division

Vice President Workforce and Economic Development

Name

Susan Webb-Curtis

Department/Division

Dean Business and Nursing

Community Partners

Name

Community Organization

Name

LaManda Bowers

Community Organization

ReStore Manager, Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland

Name

Tanya McCullough

Community Organization

Executive Director, Grace and Mercy Ministries, Athens

Name

Kerisa Shorthouse

Community Organization

Volunteer/Adult Program Coordinator, Cleveland Bradley County Public Library

Name

Lucy Rymer

Community Organization

Executive Director, Museum Center at 5ive Points

Name

Amy Wilson

Community Organization

Executive Director, Family Cornerstones, Inc.

Students

Name

Affiliation

Name

Abigail (Elieth) Farrell

Affiliation

Entrepreneurship Major

Name

Gilzamiret (Gilza) Garcia

Affiliation

Entrepreneurship Major

Name

Blake Newsome

Affiliation

Accounting Major

Name

Joshua Wiedmann

Affiliation

Business Major

Name

Sarah Wilson

Affiliation

Entrepreneurship Major

Ex Officio

Name

Title

Name

Title

Cleveland State President

Name

Title

Vice President for Academic Affairs