Adolescent Psychology CAPSTONE
Service learning is REQUIRED for this course.
TIME COMMITMENT: 30 hours
KEEP TRACK OF YOUR TIME:
To record Service Learning time you must use the digital timesheet to log and document your service learning activity. This includes time you spend at or online with the service site, researching, gathering information, meeting with fellow students or agency representatives, and executing aspects of your service learning. Time should be recorded daily to log the start and end of each service assignment. Completed time logs are due twice per semester at midterm, October 11, and by the final day of class, December 8 for review and verification. Any time submitted after these dates will not be considered for service learning credit. If you have any problems or questions, please reach out right away to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students will develop an ability to think and act justly, especially in terms of how psychology relates to law (including issues regarding gender, race/ethnicity, and disability) by applying course concepts to a service learning experience.
PREAPPROVED Service Learning placements:
826 New Orleans
Anna's Place NOLA
Boys Hope Girls Hope
Communities in Schools Gulf South
Edible Schoolyard New Orleans
Market Umbrella/Crescent City Farmers Market
New Schools New Orleans
The 18th Ward
The NET Charter High School: Central City
The New Neighbor Project (remote opportunities)
HOW TO GET STARTED?
- Watch the OCELTS "Getting Started with Service Learning" video to understand the SL process.
- Choose at least two agencies to meet with at the SERVE fair.
- Use the How to Excel in Service Learning worksheet to determine your availability for service.
- Secure your placement on time. Submit your acceptance form before the deadline.
- Document all hours (start and end of each service task) using the service learning timesheet. OCELTS regularly monitors time logs and verifies hours with your site twice per semester.
- Know that your agency supervisor will submit a performance evaluation on your work at the end of the semester. This evaluation will go to your professor and be incorporated into your class grade.