Applied and Service-Learning - Community Partner Philosophy
The role of the Applied and Service-Learning Program is to be a liaison between SMC instructors, students in the program, and community partners that provide real world opportunities for SMC students. As a liaison, the Applied and Service-Learning Program helps to create and support the applied and service-learning partnerships between all participants.
The Applied and Service-Learning program is interested in developing partnerships with local organization who want to build and sustain reciprocal relationships that meet both the community needs and advance the learning objectives of both our students and faculty.
For organizations interested in partnering with the SMC Applied and Service-Learning Program, we
Recruit students using classroom presentations, recruitment tables on campus, and general PR posted throughout the campus and at college events.
Place students in community organizations who are part of the SMC Applied and Service-Learning Program based on individual student interest and/or requirements specified by their instructor.
Help students set up and initiate their service-learning experience with community organizations who are part of the SMC Applied and Service-Learning Program.
Assign an Applied and Service-Learning Coordinator who will be the organization’s main contact with the Applied and Service-Learning Program concerning all matters having to do with the program.