HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

COURSE OUTLINE

 

 

COURSE TITLE: Community Service Seminar
COURSE SUBJECT/ NUMBER: INDS 110, 111, 112
DEPARTMENT: Individual Studies
   
CREDIT HOURS: One, two or three credit hours
CONTACT HOURS: One contact hours
   

SEMESTERS OFFERED:

Fall/ Spring/ Summer
   
TEXTS/ COURSE MATERIALS: Materials will be provided in class.
   
INSTRUCTOR: Janice Hindes, M.S. Ed., Academic Advisor/ Assistant Professor
   

OFFICE HOURS:

By appointment in Brahan 033, or call 629-7219 Monday Friday,

8:30AM 4:30PM, or contact me by email: hindejan@hvcc.edu

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Designed to combine voluntary experience with academic learning, this course requires

     two eight hours of weekly volunteer service in a community agency. Placement is arranged

     by the student in consultation with the instructor. In addition, students must keep a written log

     of their experiences and attend a one-hour weekly seminar to discuss and integrate related

     readings and volunteer work. Required hours of volunteer service per credit:

         

INDS 110 1 credit = 2 hours per week =30 hours total per semester
INDS 110 2 credits = 5 hours per week =75 hours total per semester
INDS 110 3 credits = 8 hours per week =120 hours total per semester

    

   
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

1.To express civic responsibility.

2.To gain first-hand experience in an area related to a personal interest or career goal.

3.To understand the functioning of a community organization

4.To develop an understanding of various work related issues - such as supervisor/ volunteer
     relationships, liability issues, ethics, diversity in the workplace, professionalism and
     confidentiality, etc.

5.To explore select developmental and sociological aspects of volunteerism

   
ACTIVITIES/ ASSIGNMENTS:

A placement is arranged by the student in consultation with the instructor. In addition,
     students must keep a written log of their volunteer experiences and attend a one-hour
     weekly seminar to discuss related topics and volunteer experience. A 3-5 page final
     summary report and supervisor evaluations are also required.
  Since grading is partially
     based on class participation, it is important that you attend every class ON TIME.
If you must miss a class
, you are expected to contact the instructor prior to the next class.

   
GRADE COMPUTATION:

MIDTERM GRADE: 25 percent each: 1) Completed, signed contract & time sheet; 2) Journal;
     3) Class attendance and participation; and 4) Supervisor evaluation

FINAL GRADE: midterm averaged with second half grade: 25 percent each: 1) Completed,
     signed time sheet and supervisor evaluation; 2) Journal; 3) Class attendance and
     participation; and 4) Final Report

   
ADA STATEMENT:

Students with disabilities: appropriate accommodations will be made for all students with

     documented disabilities .If you have a disability requiring accommodation in this class, please

     notify the instructor as soon as possible.  This information will be kept confidential.

     All accommodations must approved through the learning Disability Specialist/ Disability

     Resource Center.

 

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