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Social Awareness

 

  • Our Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE) develops students into leaders that will make a positive difference in the world. They help students discover their passion and talent developing their skills and understanding of leadership and active citizenship. Example of activities that would meet service learning requirements are completion of the LEAD week program, taking a course related to service learning, participate in the Mini Grants Project through the USF Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships (see appendix), and having a service/leadership role at a student organization with strong community outreach for at least one semester, such as ESTEAM, Engineers Without Borders, and Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA). Other examples are outreach committees of technical organizations, such as IEEE, ACM, AlChE, ASCE, ASME, SWE, EXPO, SHPE, and NSBE. GCSP scholars could also opt for courses in ethical reasoning and civic engagement.

    Required level

    EGN 3000L or a course from HIP Personal & Social Responsibility (Gen-Ed)

    Recommended level

    Required course and one or more from the following:

    • LEAD Week Certificate Program
    • Service/Leadership role at a student organization with community outreach
    • Service learning mini grants projects

    Lead Week includes five days of engaging workshops and programs hosted by the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE) and campus partners. These programs are based on the five themes of the Leadership Challenge as well as the CLCE values, encouraging students to become engaged, ethical citizens committed to positive change.
    To learn more about the program visit:
    http://www.usf.edu/student-affairs/leadership-civic-engagement/leadership-development/lead-week.aspx

    Service/Leadership: Having a service/leadership role at a student organization with strong community outreach for at least one semester, such as ESTEAM, Engineers Without Borders, and Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA). Other examples are outreach committees of technical organizations, such as IEEE, ACM, AlChE, ASCE, ASME, SWE, EXPO, SHPE, and NSBE.
    Talk to your mentor about service/leadership opportunities.

    Mini Grants Project: Service-Learning High-Impact Practice Mini-Grants are designed to provide funding for courses incorporating service-learning. Service-learning is defined as a method of teaching that includes experiential learning, classroom instruction, and reflection. Typically service-learning courses work in cooperation with a community partner and students engage in at least 10 hours of service during the semester.
    To learn more about the Mini Grants Project and other service learning opportunities visit:
    http://www.usf.edu/engagement/funding-publishing/index.

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