In order to best meet the needs of
the various student constituents, the Center for Civic Engagement
has four different models of service learning:
CCE Placements are long-term
opportunities for individual students. Through this model students
are matched with a local community partner for the duration of the
semester. A CCE placement allows students to directly apply their
coursework and/or skill set to the day-to-day issues they encounter
at their particular community agency or school.
CCE Projects are a one time group
event that is open to all students. The CCE offers projects in a
variety of issues, working closely with the community partner to
create the best service learning experience for WSU students.
Throughout the project a CCE Project Leader facilitates the
experience, providing service alongside the student participants.
At the completion of the project, Project Leaders provide
reflection opportunities for students to discuss what they have
learned as a result of the experience.
The CCE works with academic courses
that incorporate service learning into the curriculum; a CCE course
project involves faculty, students and community partners working
to develop and implement a project that aligns the course learning
objectives with a community-identified need.
Service Learning Internships are a
valuable way to make a difference in the world while gaining
practical work experience. Community partners in the Palouse and
around the state offer a variety of internship opportunities
designed to enhance self-awareness, community knowledge, and civic
leadership skills while complimenting academic and/or career goals.
Financial compensation may be available. Academic credit can be
arranged through LibArts 497 (2 to 16 credits, graded) or Univ 300
(1 credit, Pass/Fail).