Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.47
Liaison Debbie Andres
Submission Date Aug. 26, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

San Jose State University
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.24 / 5.00 Michael Fallon
Center for Community Learning and Leadership
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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:

While community service achievements are not included on university academic transcripts, the Career Center has both educated and facilitated students building LinkedIn online PORTFOLIOS which do include and highlight community service. In addition, the California State University system has instituted PORTFOLIUM an online portfolio building service which is also rolling out to students to capture their community service.

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:

SJSU had an annual Day of Service for several years which included employee service. Now the Cesar Chavez Community Action Center hosts a Day of Service on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, and a Day of Service in conjunction with the State's Cesar Chavez Holiday. Employees are welcome to participate. Another form of employee service albeit not directly serving the community is the annual "Spartans Support Spartans" drive which invites employees to give financially to any of the organizations on campus. Contributions to CCLL, CUC, CCCAC, all help fund our community service.

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

Only one website URL is permitted. SJSU has at least three (3) other website URLs connecting faculty, students, staff to community service:
www.sjsu.edu/cec & www.cucsj.org & http://as.sjsu.edu/cccac

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