Community-based Learning @ GPC
Community-based Learning @ GPC!
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June 30, 2012. With the closing of the Atlanta Center for Civic Enagement & Service Learning, GPC's service learning activities are now coordinated through GPC's Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan. Located on the Clarkston campus in A1300, the QEP Office is charged with implementing GPC's quality enhancement plan, which is named EDGE (Engagment Drives GPC Education). The QEP, which was developed through a process that involved representatives from every part of the college, was developed over the span of several years and is a major component of GPC's SACS reaffirmation. The purpose of GPC's QEP is to improve student learning by engaging students both inside and outside of the classroom.Faculty members will be encouraged to implement one or more of several teaching strategies into their courses. These strategies include the following: collaborative learning, problem-based learning, service learning, and/or community-based research. Faculty members can also make their courses more engaging by integrating existing programs into their courses (i.e., campus gardens, GPC Reads, sustainabilty across the curriculum, the Democracy Commitment).
March 12, 2012. Georgia Perimeter College is recognized "with Distinction" on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the second year in a row. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Federal agency charged with compiling the honor roll, GPC is one of only 47 communtiy colleges in the nation to be included on the honor roll and is the only college or university in the state of Georgia to receive the special "with Distinction" designation. This important recognition is a testament to the quality of GPC's curricular and co-curricular service learning program, including its Bonner Leader program, AmeriCorps program, Service Learning Faculty Fellows program, MLK Week of Service Activities, and Global Youth Service Day activities. For more information about the award, please visit the Corporation for National and Community Service. Please also read this morning's press release announcing the release of the Honor Roll.
MLK Day 2012 -- January 16, 2012. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" Join hundreds of other GPC students, faculty, and staff at a variety of service projects located close to each of GPC's campuses on Monday, January 16, 2012 and make it a "day on" rather than a "day off." Kick-off rallies will take place at 7:30 AM at the Clarkston, Dunwoody, and Newton campuses. See a list of service projects and sign up at gpc.edu/mlk.
Now Recruiting AmeriCorps Members: Are you a GPC student AND a Veteran or other military connected individual (i.e. the spouse or child of a Veteran or someone currently serving in a branch of the US Armed Forces)? Are you interested in helping other GPC students who are either Veterans or military connected inviduals? If you answered "Yes!" to both of these questions, you might be a good candidate to serve as one of 26 AmeriCorps Member serving in GPC's new Military Outreach Center.
Please refer to GPC's Employment Site for further information and to apply. (Note: AmeriCorps Members are not staff members of GPC).