Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.98
Liaison Tom Goldsmith
Submission Date March 14, 2016
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St. John's University, New York
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.03 / 5.00 Joanna Shields
STARS Research Analyst
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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:

Academic Service Learning is required by many courses offered at the University, including our Discover New York Course, which every undergraduate student is required to take. . Community service is included on student transcripts; however, it must be at least 10 hours a semester and the service must be sponsored by a St. John's University department or organization.

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:

As a part of the Vincentian Mission, Faculty are encouraged to participate in service with the student community. Many Faculty include this service in their classes and join in the experience with fellow colleagues and their students. The Department of Academic Service Learning provides opportunity for Faculty to engage through mini grants and certificate programs that offer a small stipend.

The University is involved with many projects that greatly benefit the community. One such Example is St. Johns Weekly participation in NYC's midnight run program. Once a week University students go to Manhattan and serve homeless people food and offer clothes. Meals, coats,shoes, and other necessities are all donated on a weekly basis.
Resources are presented to Faculty by the Academic Service Learning Department on the University Website: http://www.stjohns.edu/faith-service/service-opportunities/academic-service-learning/faculty-resources

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

The Department of Academic Service Learning resource page states the following about Service Grants for Faculty:

"The Academic Service-Learning Faculty Development Mini Grant is intended to support the integration of service experiences with the curricular objectives of existing and new course offerings. $1,000.00 grants are available to help faculty develop new and expand existing academic service-learning initiatives for the upcoming academic year. Full-time faculty, part-time faculty and professional teaching staff are eligible to apply for this grant. Applicants can be individuals or collaborations. "

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