When selecting a Service Project for Graduation, keep in mind the following criteria:
• The project should be an education-related service to individuals or organizations impacting children K-6 grades.
• The project should extend or enhance some of the skills developed while in the Teacher Education program.
• The project should not be a repeat of something previously done.
• The project must be volunteer, not part of a paid job.
• The project must be something beyond what a good person normally does for others as a good person—e.g., helping a parent, relative, neighbor, or friend.
Steps to Complete the Service Project for Graduation:
1. Determine what you will do for your service project. If you need help finding a project contact the Community Involvement Center (CIC) at (801) 626-7737 or stop by their office in Shepherd Union Building, Room 327.
2. Register with Community Involvement Center at http://weber.edu/CommunityInvolvement. Print out your confirmation e-mail indicating you have registered with CIC.
3. Complete Service Project Contract and obtain required signatures. When you get your project sponsor signature, give your sponsor the Memo to Project Sponsors. Please have your confirmation of registration with CIC attached to your contract BEFORE you come to a Teacher Education faculty member for signature. At present the only faculty member who may approve a Service Project for Graduation is Dr. Stewart (ED 335) or others designated by her.
4. Do your project and complete your Service Project Log. When you complete your project, total the number of hours spent on the entire project. Have the project sponsor sign the Service Project Log and the Service Project Contract and write comments if they choose. Go to the CIC in the Shepherd Union Building (Room 327) and have a CIC staff sign your Service Project Log and make a copy of your completed log.
5. Keep the Service Project Contract and your Service Project Log in a safe place. You will need these two documents during your last semester in the program.
6. Write a one-page summary. Include what you did and reflect on how your service enhanced your professional growth. You will need this document during your last semester in the program.
7. During your last semester you will present a five-minute summary of your project. This presentation must include a visual representation of the project (video, photos, PowerPoint, actual project materials, etc.). Make sure if you use pictures that identify students that you include a signed parent permission form.
8. On the day you present your service project, submit to the instructor the following documentation: Service Project Contract, Service Project Log, and the one-page summary.