Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.32
Liaison Robert Monico
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Fleming College
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.44 / 5.00 Robert Monico
Sustainability Projects Coordinator
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):

Percentage of students engaged in community service:

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)? (if data not available, respond 'No'):

Total number of student community service hours contributed during the most recent one-year period:

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:

Does the institution provide incentives for employees to participate in community service (on- or off-campus)? (Incentives may include voluntary leave, compensatory time, or other forms of positive recognition):

A brief description of the institution’s employee community service initiatives:

The College provides support to employees for participating in community service. Eligible community service is an acceptable use of the 3 paid PD days in the f/t SS collective agreement (under Article 9.5).

Article 9.5 states: “Each employee will be entitled to take up to three (3) paid professional development days per year. Such leave shall be used to enhance the employee’s transferrable job skills and can include such activities as attending seminars, participating in College staff development activities, job shadowing, and other legitimate training and education activities.”

3.0 Service Learning Opportunities

The College recognizes the important role we play within the community. Eligible employees may request to use one or more of their PD days available under Article 9.5 for the purpose of “service learning” opportunities. All requests for service learning PD must be reviewed in consultation with Human Resources.

Service-learning requests shall be associated with a legitimate not-for-profit community service agency (local; regional; national; international) or requests may relate to other legitimate volunteer work which provides an opportunity for transferrable skills development (i.e. a Board of Directors role). The College reserves the right to decline any service-learning request which it considers to be inappropriate and/or which may conflict with internal or external College relationships.

The Brian L. Desbiens Community Service awards that recognize two individuals – one internal to the Fleming College community and the other external – for their outstanding commitment to volunteerism. There are a media release and internal communications regarding the recipients as well as an off-site event.

Students have the opportunity to apply their volunteer and extra-curricular activities to a Co-Curricular Record that includes a variety of learning outcomes. Learning Outcomes include Sustainable Practices. "Sustainable Practices: Activities in this category focus on sustainable projects to build awareness about the importance of advocacy and education about sustainable practices. Activities focus on positive action in support of the environmental change." *Please note that the Co-Curricular Record can be a combination of on and off-campus activities.

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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