SL/CE Development & Support

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Upcoming & recorded professional development opportunities. An invitation to hear students’ voices at this year’s USC Upstate Research Symposium. And reminders of how OSL/CE supports officially designated SL, SE, & CE courses.

SL/CE Course Showcase
Friday, 4/1; CLC 309; Lunch @ 11:45, Sessions @ 12. Check out the related blog post!
Come hear stories from your colleagues in a TEDx style format and celebrate SL/CE at Upstate.

SL/CE @ the Upstate Research Symposium.
Friday 4/8 @ 3:15 in CLC 103 (time & location subject to change, please confirm on the final Symposium schedule).

Come hear student voices talking about their community engaged research & their service learning experiences at the Upstate Symposium on April 8th at 3:15 in CLC 103 (time and location subject to change). We’ll start with two papers discussing perceptions of dialect prejudice in social and educational settings, then we’ll have a panel of students talking about Serving for the Grade & So Much More.

MISSED SOMETHING?

  • SL/CE Roundtable : Ginny Webb, Michele Covington, & Tasha Thomas (Feb 2022)
    If you missed the our SL/CE Panel discussion in February, we’ve got good news for you. Recordings are now available on the Serving Upstate YouTube channel.
    Discussion topics include:
  • SL/CE & Retention: What the research says (Jan 2022)
  • January blog post with lots of references
  • Public Scholarship & SL/CE (Nov 2021)
    Recorded session in collaboration with SARS
  • Mary-Beth Lima Workshop on Community Engaged Scholarship (Jan 2021)
    10 video segments broken up thematically, so you can choose what interests you

SUPPORTING SL/CE COURSES

Here are some of the ways we support formal designated Service Learning (SL), Service Engagement (SE), & Community Engagement (CE):

  • New Course Designation
    • Individual consultation & customized templates streamline your application
    • SL/CE SLOs based on National Association of Colleges and Employers
    • SLO assessment instruction templates
    • Suggested Syllabus inserts
  • Coffee & Conversation Program
    OSL/CE in partnership with SODEXO will pay for any instructor in any SL/CE course to invite 1-4 of their students to coffee @ PerkUP! or lunch at the cafeteria. See the related blog post.
  • Course Support funds
    OSL/CE has limited funds to support SL/CE related course expenses in (supplies, printing, transportation, etc.). Funding for Service Learning courses may be approved up to $25/student and up to $10/student for Service Engagement courses.
  • Service Awards
    Curtailed due to COVID. We offered only one award in 2021 & will do the same in 2022. We hope to return to our full slate of award in 2023
  • SL/CE Course Reallocation
    We offered one award in 2021 and hope to find funding for future awards

Published by Dave Marlow

David Marlow is a professor of Linguistics and English as a Second Language and also serves as Director of the Office of Service Learning and Community Engagement at the University of South Carolina Upstate. He holds a Ph.D. in English and Applied Linguistics from Ball State University. Dave seeks to work with local leaders to make a sustainable difference for underserved communities. At the core of all his endeavors, Dave seeks to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.