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Community Engagement at MCC

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  1. Community Engagement at MCC

  2. Who Are We? • Shannon Snow, Assistant Director for Long Range Planning and Community Engagement • Lindsey Spaustat, Community Engagement Coordinator • Fort Omaha Campus • We oversee AmeriCorps, Volunteer Services, and Community Based Education

  3. Our Mission • To help support, provide, and/or coordinate meaningful community engagement learning opportunities at MCC. • We know we can and will S.E.E. positive results at MCC and in our community by: • Supporting all community engagement activities that take place in and out of the classroom at MCC everyday • Equipping faculty, staff, and students with tools and resources that promote meaningful learning opportunities • Empowering everyone at MCC with the knowledge and reality that each of us can make a difference

  4. What is Community Based Education? Community Based Education (CBE) is any type of learning that involves the community including traditional Service Learning projects, tours of the community or businesses, interviews of external stakeholders and more. By expanding Service Learning to CBE, the office is able to provide support to a larger scope of classroom initiatives that engage the community.

  5. CE Examples • Nancy Conradand Ryan Newton - Leadership Class • Dave Horst and Trevor Secora - MCC Cares (Service Project) • Human Relations – Service Project • Nanci Stephenson – ReStore event and now class project • Steve Lovett – Sustainability Infusion • Susan Trinkle and Miguelito Giroux – Mural Project • Kris Engler – Brownfields • Books are Treats and Books by the Busload

  6. External Project Development Process

  7. External Project Development Process

  8. Types of Support • Outlined on the CBE Project Development Form • Provide a list of community resources • Logistics Support including room reservations, supply pickup, on site support and more. • Arrange transportation • Assist with paperwork • Act as a liaison to other MCC departments and the community as needed

  9. Community Engagement Growth Fund • The purpose of the Community Engagement Program Growth fund is to support Community Engagement efforts at MCC including AmeriCorps, Volunteer Services and Community Based Education. • Faculty may request funding for class projects from the Community Engagement Office. Community Engagement Office will work with the faculty to secure Foundation approval BEFORE the project has began. • Awards will be first come first served. Maximum levels will be determined quarterly ($250 Fall) • Employees may contribute to the fund as part of the employee campaign, payroll deduction or one time gift.

  10. OrgSync • OrgSync • Card Swipe • Accountability- All forms needed in one place • Co-curricular Transcripts • ePortfolio

  11. Where OrgSync is Used • 400+ Campuses Worldwide • Lightest – 1 to 3 Campuses • Middle – 4 to 8 Campuses • Dark – More than 8 Campuses

  12. What should be tracked? • Volunteer Hours not tied to a credit class (MCC Cares = 16 clock hours, MLK day = 4 clock hours) • AmeriCorps Hours (300 clock hours Minimum) • CBE Hours conducted outside of the classroom (HMRL Service Project = 6 clock hours) • CBE Hours conducted inside the classroom (Mural Project = 77 clock hours, Sustainability Infused Composition = 45 clock hours) • For in class hours to count, the student must receive a grade of B or better in the course.

  13. Community Scholar Program • Pilot phase 2014-15 Academic Year • CBE, Service and AmeriCorps Service Hours count towards recognition. • Three different levels of recognition • Community Ambassador (100 clock hours) • Community Advocate (150 clock hours) • Community Scholar (200 clock hours) • Specific recognition categories are being finalized, possibilities include: • Recognition in graduation program • Recognition at graduation through a robe or pin • Invitation to a recognition reception • Recorded on official transcript

  14. Community Engagement Opportunities • Fashion Week • Brownfields • West Dodge Pointe • Fort Omaha Campus Development • Days of Service

  15. Contact Information Lindsey Spaustat lmspaustat@mccneb.edu 402-457-2324 Shannon Snow Smsnow@mccneb.edu 402-457-2617 Website http://www.mccneb.edu/communityengagement/

  16. Thank You!!