Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.50
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date July 25, 2012
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Denison University
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

The Economics Department at Denison University has a unique community service initiative: The Denison Volunteer Dollar – The Currency of Civic Engagement. This initiative launces new era of academic and intellectual partnership with the surrounding community. The Denison Volunteer Dollar (DVD) program invites economics students to engage in volunteer work with non-profit organizations around the Denison community.

Basic Information and Requirements for Economics Students

Required for students taking ECON 101-01: Intro Macroeconomics (Fall 2008).

Each hour of community service, with a legitimate non-profit organization, is worth 10 DVDs.

Individual tax liability is 50 DVDs per class and is due at the end of the semester (last day of classes).

5% of the total grade is assigned to the tax liability.

Students can find volunteer work through the John W. Alford Center for Service Learning, the Denison Community Association (DCA), and the DVD Program website.

Student Volunteer Forms must be completed and signed by organization representatives and the student for each completed record of service.

Students must bring signed Volunteer Forms to the DVD Department of Treasury (Judy Thompson, Higley Hall, 212) to obtain DVDs.

Students with disabilities or extenuating circumstances will be accommodated.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

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