The key goal of incorporating service into courses is to enhance student learning by connecting course objectives to experience that meets a critical community need. Reflection on how the learning objectives of the course were met through the students’ service experience is a critical element.
Hall’s Introduction to Psychology Honors class will choose a local community agency, identify needs that are related to the objectives of the course and design and implement a project to address those needs.
The monetary grant will be used to complete the project. Upon completion of the project, the class will make a presentation to the university community.
Hall joined the Southeastern faculty in 1998. She earned her bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University.
“This is an exciting opportunity for students to gain a ‘real life’ understanding of some of the issues in the field of psychology while connecting with the community in a meaningful way,” Hall said.
Campus Compact is a national member organization located in Boston. It was founded in 1985 by the presidents of Brown, Georgetown and Stanford universities, who were concerned about student disengagement on campus, in the community and in political and civic processes.
There are 34 state Campus Compact offices that provide services to more than 1,200 colleges and universities committed to help students develop the knowledge and skills of civic participation through involvement in public service.
Oklahoma joined the National Campus Compact network in August 2000. Thirty-three Oklahoma higher education institutions are Oklahoma Campus Compact (OkCC) members, including six private/independent institutions.
OkCC members pay annual dues that are sent to the National Campus Compact office to support the network. OkCC is housed at the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (State Regents) and was the first State System office to form a state Campus Compact office. The State Regents provide staffing, facilities, equipment and a limited budget for programming.
Most Campus Compact offices are located on college campuses. An executive committee guides the work of the OkCC.
OkCC is a membership organization that encourages and supports its members in developing college students’ awareness and skills in civic participation through service-learning, community service and other methodologies.
OkCC has an advisory committee of institutional members including faculty and administrators from member institutions.