Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 42.63
Liaison Robert Sitler
Submission Date Dec. 5, 2012
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Stetson University
PAE-T2-11: Community Service on Transcripts

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Terri Richards
Registrar's Office
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Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:

A brief description of the practice:

The Certificate of Community Engagement requires 4 units of community engagement courses, 100 hours of community service, and a capstone essay. For the coursework, students must take two courses that incorporate a significant service-learning component. Students must also take two courses that devote a significant amount of theoretical attention to issues of community engagement such as social justice and environmental responsibility. No more than two units may come from the same department.

Students may complete the 100 hours of voluntary community service through any service organization recognized by Stetson that is registered with Stetson's Center for Community Engagement, but the organizations for which the service is done must confirm the completed hours. Students may not submit more than 75 community service hours in any one academic semester and may not submit more than 50 service hours toward the completion of the requirement though the same community partner.

To complete the Certificate of Community Engagement, students will write an essay in which they reflect critically on their experience of community engagement from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Essays will be submitted to the Marchman Chair of Civic and Social Responsibility and will be reviewed by a committee composed of faculty and staff members. Students whose essays are deemed unsatisfactory may rewrite and resubmit them.

The Certificate of Community Engagement will be awarded when all undergraduate degree requirements for graduation have been met. Completion of the Certificate Program will be noted on the student's transcript

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