Resources for Faculty

  
Experiential Learning

Experiential learning provides work experience as part of the education process – and faculty are in an ideal position to explain to students how their students can gain valuable work experience as part of their learning process.
 

Service Learning

More specifically, through service learning:

  • Students can better learn course content as they apply theories and methods on a real project that makes a difference in the community.
  • Faculty can provide students with these experiential education opportunities while increasing student retention/completion and educating all students to become active members of the community.
  • Community partners receive increased capacity/services/skills to address the needs of their service populations and our community.

All LCCC service learning students receive certificates of completion and medallions to wear at graduation. Students, faculty, and community partners are also invited to attend the annual service learning celebration held each spring.

Here are more resources that you can share with students to help navigate them through the process of service learning projects:

Request a Career Presentation

Our Career Services staff are available to help your students find the right career path, prepare for job search, and find the right job. 

If you are interested in scheduling a presentation for your class to help your students in their path to a great career, call us today at (440) 366-4076 or email careers@lorainccc.edu to make an appointment. 

 


 

Service learning is designed to be mutually beneficial for all involved. Potential benefits for faculty include that you can:

  • Improve student engagement, satisfaction and retention
  • Enhance applied learning/experiential education opportunities
  • Deepen student understanding of course content
  • Provide students with opportunities to meet real community needs and make a difference
  • Explore your own personal passions and creativity
  • Assist in achieving LCCC’s EDUCATION & COMMUNITY cornerstones

Educate Students about Experiential Learning

Experiential learning provides work experience as part of the education process – and faculty are in an ideal position to explain to students how service learning is a Win-Win-Win, for the students themselves, for the faculty and LCCC as a whole, and for our community partners.

More specifically, through service learning:

  • Students can better learn course content as they apply theories and methods on a real project that makes a difference in the community.
  • Faculty can provide students with these experiential education opportunities while increasing student retention/completion and educating all students to become active members of the community.
  • Community partners receive increased capacity/services/skills to address the needs of their service populations and our community.

Win-win-win! Let your students know that all LCCC service learning students receive certificates of completion and medallions to wear at graduation. Students, faculty, and community partners are also invited to attend the annual service learning celebration held each spring.

Here are more resources that you can share with students to help navigate them through the process of service learning projects:

 

Check out our Service Learning Video below
  


  

Ready to Facilitate Experiential Learning?

If you’re ready to become more involved in service learning, here are faculty resources to help:

  • Find information on teaching with service learning in general, and specifically at LCCC in this faculty manual.
  • Discover the established community organizations who currently partner with the LCCC service learning program; although LCCC encourages projects that address partner needs listed here, other projects can be formed with identified partners. Note: About one month before fall and spring semesters begin, community partners submit wish lists for service learning projects.
  • Find more advanced information about service learning, along with relevant sample documents.
  • Here is a list of LCCC faculty members who are teaching with service learning, along with their courses, project examples and contact information. Feel free to contact them to discuss service learning specifics.
  • Access the main forms used in the service learning program.

All LCCC service learning projects contain four crucial elements:

  1. Must meet a community need
  2. Must be connected to the learning outcomes as a part of an academic course
  3. Must possess a reflection component
  4. Standard project information must be reported

Here are some previous service learning projects to provide context and inspiration for you and your students:

  • English students read and discussed books with local Girl Scout troops.
  • Ecology students planted a butterfly garden for the children of Blessing House.
  • Allied Health and Nursing students organized a community health fair on campus.
  • Marketing students created and implemented a food drive collecting canned foods to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank.

Ready to get started? Have questions? Contact the faculty liaison: Ruby Beil, Associate Professor, Science & Mathematics Division at 440-366-7222 or rbeil@lorainccc.edu.  You can also request a presentation from Career Services and/or attend service learning events.