Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.77
Liaison Franklin Lebo
Submission Date May 27, 2022

STARS v2.2

Baldwin Wallace University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.95 / 5.00 Franklin Lebo
Assistant Professor of Sustainability
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 1 of this credit (student participation in community service)?:

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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)?:

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BW was Breakaway's National Program of the Year in 2017-2018 for the impact of our institution's Alternative Breaks Program. Since then, the program has remained robust. In the 2021-2022 academic year, we offered 23 service learning courses with 266 students participating. We also offered six alternative break trips in the same year to five locations with 62 participants. Examples of Service Learning Courses include:

Fall 21

Community Health Assessment (450S) - Section S01 113050 2021FA

Ecology (313S) - Section S01 113361 2021FA

Service Learning Collaborative – Environmental Ethics (369S) - Section S01 114962 2021FA

Spring 22

Child Maltreatment (220SX) - Section S01 115485 2022SP

Environmental Science Capstone (464S) - Section S01 116703 2022SP

Health & Social Justice (375SX) - Section S01 115976 2022SP

For more information, please visit the David and Frances Brain Center for Community Engagement online at: https://www.bw.edu/about/offices/community-engagement/

Likewise, for our 2020-2021 Annual report, please visit: https://issuu.com/bwoco/docs/2020-2021_brain_center_for_community_engagement_an

The Plate Project:
The Plate Project began in spring of 2017 by collecting stories revolving around food insecurity from students, faculty and staff across campus. The second phase of the project was carried out during the 2017 fall semester. This phase involved a sociology class doing a study on food insecurity at BW in order to provide statistics related to the topic. The results show that food insecurity has affected 27 percent of BW students. This study was repeated in the SP21 semester by the same faculty member to determine the effects of COVID-19 on student food insecurity on campus. The results of the previous study were largely replicated and additional granular detail was added such as the likelihood of minority students and commuter students to be more vulnerable to food insecurity on campus.

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We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Dr. Christy Walkuski, Director of the Brain Center for Community Engagement and Service Leaning for providing the background information necessary to complete this section of the report.

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