Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.88
Liaison Laura Young
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Michigan State University
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.68 / 5.00 Nicole Springer
Associate Director
Service Learning and Civic Engagement
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Number of students engaged in community service:

Total number of students :

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

Total number of student community service hours contributed during a one-year period:

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

A brief description of the practice of including community service on transcripts, if applicable:

Michigan State University handles this in three ways:
- All academic departments submit courses for approval through the academic governance process. Courses which consistently require and incorporate service-learning, community and/or civic engagement are approved through academic governance. The course description includes the service-learning requirement. Thus all sections taught, for example, of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures (WRA) 135: Public Life in America: The Service-Learning Writing Project reflect community involvement. The listing of the course by name on the transcript denotes service-learning.
- The Graduate Certificate Program in Community Engagement is credentialed separately on the official transcript.
- The MSU Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (CSLCE) keeps the Official Record of Service for all students. Academic/course imbedded, curricular service-learning and co-curricular service, service-learning and community engagement are tracked, verified and credentialed through the CSLCE.

Does the institution provide incentives for employees to participate in community service (on- or off-campus)?:

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

The website URL where information about the institution’s community service initiatives is available:

The mission of the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement at Michigan State University is to provide engaged, issues and service-focused, community-based, mutually beneficial, and integrated learning opportunities, building and enhancing commitment to academics, personal and professional development, and civic responsibility.

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