Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.95
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date June 30, 2016
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Portland State University
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.77 / 5.00 Molly Bressers
Program & Outreach Coordinator
Campus Sustainability Office
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Number of students engaged in community service:
16,017

Total number of students :
17,331

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

Total number of student community service hours contributed during a one-year period:
1,100,000

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

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

Senior Capstone
Capstones and internships and practicums are.
Capstone courses are designed by Portland State University's faculty to build cooperative learning communities by taking students out of the classroom and into the field. In Capstone courses, students bring together the knowledge, skills, and interests developed to this point through all aspects of their education, to work on a community project.
(http://www.pdx.edu/unst/senior-capstone)


Does the institution provide incentives for employees to participate in community service (on- or off-campus)?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s employee community service initiatives:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s community service initiatives is available:
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Community-based learning
In keeping with the Portland State University (PSU) motto Let Knowledge Serve the City, Community-University Partnerships marshals support for over 400 faculty, 7,800 students, and 1,000 community partners via community-based learning (CBL) and other civic engagement initiatives to address specific and compelling issues locally, regionally and worldwide.
(http://www.pdx.edu/oai/)

Senior Capstone
Capstone courses are designed by Portland State University's faculty to build cooperative learning communities by taking students out of the classroom and into the field. In Capstone courses, students bring together the knowledge, skills, and interests developed to this point through all aspects of their education, to work on a community project.
(http://www.pdx.edu/unst/senior-capstone)

Student Leaders for Service
Through SLS, 25 students make a commitment to serve 10 hours a week during the academic year at a local organization where they provide direct service to address community needs.
(www.pdx.edu/cae/sls)

Student Activities and Leadership Program (SALP) collects information on the number of students in clubs engaging in community service.

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Fiscal Year 2015
Full-time students (part-time students excluded):17,331
From Office of Institutional Research & Planning: http://www.oirp.pdx.edu/source/fact14f/all_profile.pdf

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