Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.74
Liaison Karen Talentino
Submission Date May 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

Saint Michael's College
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.45 / 5.00 Kristyn Achilich
Director and Instructor
Center for the Environment; Education
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 1 of this credit (student participation in community service)?:

Total number of students:

Number of students engaged in community service:

Percentage of students engaged in community service:

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

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :

Does the institution have a formal program to support employee volunteering during regular work hours?:

A brief description of the institution’s program to support employee volunteering:

Community Service Policy as outlined in the Employee Handbook (pg 20) https://my.smcvt.edu/humanresources/forms/Documents/Employee%20Handbook.pdf. Brief summary: The College encourages you to take advantage of opportunities to participate in community service activities. You
may choose to make voluntary community service commitments ranging from one to five College paid working
days during the fiscal year.

Does the institution track the number of employee community service hours contributed through programs it sponsors?:

Total number of employee community service hours contributed annually through programs sponsored by the institution:

Website URL where information about the institution’s community service programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Headcount includes undergraduate students only

2019-2020 MOVE offered 16 service based programs to students. Starting March 2020, we continued to offer nearly 10 programs remotely and virtually in order to meet COVID restriction state guidelines.

The number of students involved in community service has decreased significantly since COVID, due to restrictions established by the state and the institution. In addition, with a staff reduction, we no longer have a mechanism for tracking course-related service experiences. Service has always been (and continues to be) an integral part of the Saint Michael's mission. This translates not only into our impressive MOVE (Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts) program (established in 1988), but also into a robust curricular-based service philosophy. Nearly all of our First Year Seminars (prior to COVID) had a community service component, and many upper division courses also incorporated service elements into their curricula. We expect a return to this high level of institutional emphasis on service in the near future.

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