ABC Campus Service Program (CSP)
Goals, Objectives, and Evaluation Procedures
The Arkansas Baptist College Campus Service Work Education Program (CS-WEP) is designed to increase student learning by allowing participants to acquire on the job work training, experience, and to participate in community/campus service activities complementing the mission and purpose of the institution, enriching both the students and the community. In addition to learning a skill or trade, each student will be equipped with such virtues as work ethic, diligence, kindness, humility and independence. Participation in the program provides students with economic benefits through the reduction of college expenses, and educational benefits in the form of valuable experience in a variety of work environments augmenting and enhancing classroom assignments. Moreover, the students create established work records in their chosen fields, which records can be provided to prospective employers along with the students’ academic transcripts.
The course carries a one (1) hour institutional credit and all residential freshman (those living on campus) entering Fall 2013 will be required to have a minimum of four (4) units of Campus Service credits for an Associate degree and eight (8) units for a Bachelor degree for graduation.
While other college work programs are voluntary and do not hold students accountable for the jobs they perform because they are students, this course is designed to focus on accountability, measured knowledge increase relative to stated outcomes and quality of work. This program will eventually be a graduation requirement for all full-time, residential students. Student participation in the course is consistent with the mission objective of Arkansas Baptist College to prepare students for competitive employment in a global community.
MEASURABLE LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon successful completion of this course each semester, the students will be able to:
A. Add valuable work experience to their resume
B. Demonstrate the ability to provide customer service by interacting with work program and/or college community
C. Demonstrate reliability by completing all required work hours during the semester
D. Demonstrate effective communication skills by interacting with supervisor and college community
E. Demonstrate critical thinking skills by participating in making decisions that impact work outcomes
F. Demonstrate ability to work in teams or independently, depending on assigned workstation
G. Demonstrate the knowledge of a new skill or trade based on their assigned workstation
This program is patterned after successful work programs at other institutions with backgrounds similar to that of Arkansas Baptist College.
All Arkansas Baptist College residential freshman students (as a condition of enrollment into the institution student) are required to participate in the CS-WEP.
For more information contact the office of: Campus Service Work at (501) 492-0621. We look forward to working with you, call and get registered now for the 2013-2014 academic year.