Leadership

Application for co-chairs and facilitators  You must complete application and make an appointment for an interview by Tuesday,  January 31 at 3pm. 

 

Through Course work (learning) service, (praxis) and Reflection (essays) and dialogue (4th hour) we practice service learning so as to critically think about social problems and advocate for the common good.   Through this process we become a community who grows and learns for the sake of others.

A student leader is a responsible member of the Service Learning Community.  She/he has been faithful to their commitments during their freshman or sophomore year in SLC and is choosing to continue their search for knowledge that benefits the communities where we serve.

 

Characteristics of a leader in SLC

  • Commitment to SLC community as an academic community which connects service and learning as integral partners.  
  • Commitment  to professional  and intellectual development
  • Commitment to a deeper exploration of topics covered in fourth hour through reading and dialogue.
  • Positive role model for sophomores in the community.
  • Understanding that they are growing and learning with sophomores and the broader community outside of Villanova.
  • Committed to the development of all components of SLC
  • Commitment to service
* Leadership brochure template.docx
Leadership Brochure

Roles and Responsibilities

Facilitators cultivate an open-minded and informed environment to encourage the SLC community to learn and grow together.

Instructors and students facilitators work together to engage SLC students in dialogue to instill in them a desire to learn and to create a safe space in which students can “unlearn

 

Responsibilities

  • Co-Lead a weekly 4th hour seminar
  • Weekly prep meeting with instructor/co-facilitator
  • Read  student essays
  • Read 4th hour articles
  • Attend Service
  • Mandatory monthly Education and development meetings

*Policy* If facilitators miss two out of three meetings without a legitimate excuse, they will be asked to step down from the position. Excuses will be determined by the Director of Service Learning in coordination with the Graduate Assistant and co-chair responsible for facilitator education and training. Sickness or emergencies are considered excused absence. Advanced notice is appreciated: submit reason for absence to slcfacilitation@gmail.com

Co-Chairs 

Co-Chairs are junior or senior SLC alums. Co-chairs assist in the development of the SLC community.   Co-chairs plan and implement SLC events and manage communication with all constituents of SLC. All co-chairs must participate in a weekly meeting (approx. 2 hours), service (3 hours), and head or co-head a sub-committee.

 

What we are looking for in a perspective Co-Chair:

  • All aspects stated in the perspective student facilitator section
  • Organization and leadership skills to plan programs for the community

 

Communication/SCOOP

  • Weekly newsletter
  • Advertising Community events
  • Updates from 4th Hour Council
  • Advertise service sign ups, CAP meeting, etc.
  • Manages student input

Special Events

  • Take attendance at all community events
  • New Sophomore Orientation (Fall Semester)
  • Partnership Dinner (Fall Semester)
  • Celebration Dinner (Spring Semester)
  • Partnership Day (Spring Semester)             
  • Welcome Day/Freshman BBQ (Spring Semester)

4th Hour Council

  • Hold weekly meeting (sophomore representatives from each 4th Hour)
  • Create agenda and circulate meeting minutes to other co-chairs
  • Recruit new leadership through 4th Hour
  • Share and generate information with and from 4th hours
  • Organize community events
  • Decorate the bulletin board
  • Assist with Partnership Dinner (Fall Semester) and Partnership Day (Spring Semester)
  • Solicit feedback from sophomores

Facilitator Liaison

  • Plan and Implement Facilitator Meetings with Co-chairs, Graduate Assistant and Director (approx. 3/semester)
  • Recruit leadership
  • Interview leadership
  • Facilitator 4th hour

Service Co-Chair

  • Service Orientation (Fall Semester)
  • CAP Orientation (Spring Semester)
  • Create service reflection activities for van time
  • Site visits-This co chair would not have regular service assignment
Alumni Hall

What is Service Learning Community

Service: You will mentor a child or teen, tutor in classroom and after school programs, teach adult literacy, teach in local high schools, and teach Peer Mediation to elementary school children or high school students for 3-4 hours per week.

There are soup kitchen and homeless shelter service sites available.

Learning: You are required to take one course fall and spring semester that are designated for the Sophomore Service Learning Community. You are also required to register for a 1 credit integrating seminar.

Community: You will live with students who share values and desire to serve the poor and examine the causes and structures in society which keep people poor. You will enjoy Community nights, evenings of reflection celebration dinners, orientation in August and January and day of service in September and opportunities to choose some weekends of service.