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					Inventory of Community Connections

   1. Community-University Connections Forum, (9/10/04, Loma Prieta Room, 4:30 -
      6:00PM). Sponsored by the Office of the President, community and business
      leaders, educators, and government officials were invited to SJSU campus to
      discuss the strengths and challenges surrounding their connection with the
      University. http://www.sjsu.edu/wasc/docs/forumNotes9-10.htm

   2. Center for Service Learning (CSL) promotes civic engagement and builds
      community through service and learning. The CSL’s objectives are to develop
      social responsibility by meeting community needs, to nurture an ethic of moral
      and civic responsibility and to inspire leaders in social justice. www.sjsu.edu/csl. ,
      The CSL host many community-based learning programs. SJSU’s Center for
      Service Learning has one full-time program coordinator, while the director is
      typically given 0.4 (2 courses) release time each semester. The CSL has a student
      assistant that serves the function of administrative coordinator on a part-time
      basis.

   3. AmeriCorps Bridging Borders

   4. Peer Leaders for University Service-Learning (PLUS)

   5. Project SHINE (Students Helping In the Naturalization of Elders)

   6. Students-In-Action

   7. One Day service projects

   8. English Education Program. Prepares teacher credential candidates to teach
      English at the junior high and high school levels. It is the largest program of its
      kind in the preparation of Single Subject teachers. The program collaborates with
      the College of Education and its sister departments (Communication Studies,
      Linguistics and Language Development, Journalism, Humanities, and Theatre
      Arts) to respond to the region's social and economic needs and to offer
      community service by consulting with and providing tutors for young people in
      secondary schools.

   9. Since 1985, the College of Business has co-sponsored a professional development
      conference for tax professionals. The conference is co-sponsored with the local
      chapter of Tax Executives Institute and focuses matters of relevance to high
      technology businesses. In 2005, there were over 250 professionals attending this
      2-day program. [LINK]

   10. Institute for Extended Studies
11. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at SJSU is a community of learners age 50
    and over. Osher offers university level courses are taught by distinguished
    emeritus faculty, scholars and professionals in the field.

12. San José State University's Professional Development Center is a full-service
    training and meeting facility, designed for the Silicon Valley business community,
    offering today's audiovisual technology within a comfortable, flexible learning
    environment. It offers a variety of certificate programs valued by local
    organizations, and individuals seeking advancement or additional skill sets.

13. The College of Business recently received the largest private individual gift in
    SJSU’s nearly 150-year history: a $10 million donation from business leaders and
    SJSU alumni Donald and Sally Lucas, which will be used to support the Graduate
    School of Business in the College of Business at San José State University.

14. Small survey of service learning faculty.

15. Leadership Minor

16. Designated service-learning courses

17. Program Objectives. An examination of the program objectives university-wide
   reveals that in the ten colleges, all sixty-nine discrete programs include learning
   objectives that establish community connections. These community-based
   learning objectives fall into three categories: professional preparation,
   community involvement, and social responsibility.

18. Professional Preparation: Four of our colleges focus on professional preparation:
    College of Applied Sciences and Arts, College of Business, College of Education
    and College of Engineering. The twenty-nine programs in these colleges all
    emphasize preparation for professional occupations. These professional schools
    stress the application of curricular activities in extra-curricular, “real-world”
    contexts.

19. In addition to the professionally-oriented College of Applied Science and Arts,
    College of Business College of Education and College of Education, programs in
    College of Social Sciences and College of Humanities and the Arts place strong
    emphasis on community involvement. In the colleges, twenty-one programs
    identify community partners in their learning objectives. These program
    objectives specifically focus on the need to facilitate and promote community
    interaction, and maintain relations with and service to our wider community. The
    School of Nursing, for example promotes interdisciplinary care through
    participation in the community, while the School of Art and Design works to
    develop faculty/student activities beyond the campus. The sense of expanded
    community is highlighted throughout these programs. The Department of Foreign
    Languages establishes one of its primary learning objectives: to prepare students
   to “enter today’s global community as teachers, civil servants, business
   professionals.” The Department of Urban Planning echoes the need for applied
   learning by “partnering with community leaders and organizations to enhance the
   quality of life in our metropolitan region.” These programs are representative of
   SJSU’s commitment to contribute to the betterment of the community.

20. Social Responsibility: In five of our seven colleges, program objectives that
    explicitly call for social responsibility are pervasive: Colleges of Applied
    Sciences and Arts, Colleges of Humanities and the Arts, College of Education,
    College of Business, and College of Social Sciences. [LINKS] The need to
    understand the potential for a multiplicity of community values is an integral part
    for SJSU students to understand their social roles. Additionally, democratic skills
    of communication, awareness and responsible engagement are prevalent
    throughout these program objectives. For example, the Department of Humanities
    lists as one of its learning objectives for students to “become concerned involved
    citizens speaking on controversial issues and acting to influence the course of
    history.” The Department of Journalism and Mass Communications lists as one of
    its learning objectives for students to “inform and enlighten the public in a
    democratic society.” The idea of responsible citizenship as a catalyst for positive
    change extends beyond the campus and community. Programs seek to empower
    students to become active citizens, to participate in a democratic society as
    critically engaged citizens. The Communication Studies Department’s objective
    for students to “understand the dimensions of social responsibility and community
    engagement as obligations of democratic citizens” exemplifies the university’s
    idea that students are agents of positive change and that learning extends beyond
    the classroom and indeed beyond their time here at SJSU

21. Associated Students Voter Registration.

22. Steve Kwan (MIS): students develop a database for a community agency.

23. Data from the Chair’s Survey

24. Ad campaigns project

25. Adobe Illustration Program.

26. ePortfolios in College of Education

27. Health Science Awards http://www.sjsu.edu/healthscience/students/awards/

28. Summary data for Area R, S, V, Z Courses.
    http://www.sjsu.edu/wasc/portfolio/SupplementalData/

29. Former Foster Youth program
30. Campus/City Master Plan Framework.

31. Membership and active participation by campus individuals in the San José
    Chamber of Commerce, Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group, and the Downtown
    Association. The University President is a member of the Board of Directors of
    Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, a civic organization that seeks to find
    solutions to problems in an effort to improve the quality of life in the region. The
    San José Convention Visitors Bureau and the SJSU Spartan Shops Auxiliary have
    partnered to host the Silicon Valley Football Classic, an NCAA-sanctioned post-
    season bowl game featuring in 2003 teams from the Western Athletics
    Conference and the Pac-10.

32. University Police Department. The partnership between the University Police
    Department (UPD) and the City of San José Police Department is formalized in a
    Memorandum of Understanding between the two departments. The UPD Chief of
    Police serves on several community organizations including the Campus
    Community Relations Roundtable, Downtown Safety Task Force, and the Civic
    Center Traffic and Parking Committee.

33. Public Transportation: SJSU’s Associated Students Transportation Solutions (TS)
    is a transportation demand management program addressing the commuting needs
    of students and university employees. TS offers incentives for using alternative
    transportation and provides commute information and services to the SJSU
    community. TS promotes use of the Valley Transportation Authority services,
    partially subsidizes monthly passes for faculty, staff and students using the
    Highway 17 Express, and partners with the Downtown Association, University
    Police Department, the Redevelopment Agency, and the City of San José to
    provide DASH shuttle service from the CalTrain Station to the campus. San José
    State University is on the 2003 list of California’s Best Workplaces for
    Commuters, compiled by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S.
    Department of Transportation.

34. Business Development. In 2003, the College of Business was awarded $2.1
    million (with an additional $2.1 million in matching funds) by the U.S. Small
    Business Administration to manage nine Small Business Development centers in
    Northern California. The College of Business will work with the San José
    Redevelopment Agency, the City of San José, and local business leaders to further
    fund the centers and develop a network among them. The Valdez Math Institute is
    another SJSU partnership.

35. Partnerships With Industry. SJSU alumni are actively engaged in the field in local
    engineering and high technology firms, including companies with unique
    specialties.

36. Art & Design Animation Lab. Animation/Illustration Program in the School of
    Art and Design.
37. SJSU Metropolitan Technology at NASA Research Park. Partners from academia
    (including SJSU, UC-Santa Cruz, the Foothill-De Anza Community College
    District, and Carnegie Mellon University), industry, and non-profit corporations
    are joining with NASA and UC to develop common goals in support of NASA’s
    mission.

38. Software Business Cluster. The Software Business Cluster, a non-profit software
    and internet focused incubator operating under the SJSU Foundation, was created
    in 1994 to identify entrepreneurs with good technology who are starting software
    and internet companies and provide them with business support and services.

39. University Neighborhoods Revitalization Plan [PDF] (approved by the San José
    City Council in October 1998). The plan included an Action Plan with specific
    steps identified, time frame established, and primary responsibilities assigned.

40. University-Community Outreach: National COPC program was developed to
    encourage universities to partner with community–based organizations, local
    governments, and school districts to improve the economic, social, and physical
    conditions of the nation’s inner city communities. The center and projects were
    coordinated by a professor from the College of Business and the chair of the
    Urban and Regional Planning Department.

41. EPICS: Engineering Projects in Community Service

42. Market-Almaden Neighborhood Improvement Plan

43. Internships. Student teaching and other internships provide valuable links between
    the university and the community. Most departments have internship programs
    with the community, profit and non-profit sectors, notably Health, Justice Studies,
    Management Information Systems, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work,
    Urban & Regional Planning.

44. International and National Voluntary Service Training (INVST), a one-year
    leadership program housed in the Sociology Department designed to train and
    develop “scholar activists” who are able to analyze and solve community and
    global problems. INVST is currently evolving into the Community Change
    Concentration.

45. Public Sector Career Initiative: City employees are encouraged to enroll in SJSU
    courses for career development and personal enrichment; and the contributions of
    City staff to campus education programs as guest lecturers, project advisors,
    internship coordinators and/or adjunct faculty is increasing.

46. Attendance at alumni college during Homecoming as example of lifelong
    learning.
47. SJSU Foundation’s report of all the funded projects on campus each month.

48. Mobile Learning Project.
    http://www.sjsu.edu/wasc/portfolio/SupplementalData/SDS.htm

49. Librarian involved in community: conference with school librarians.

50. Taskstream (as example of promise of assessment).

51. NCATE
52. Cesar Chavez Community Action Center

53. Library awards: http://www.sjlibrary.org/about/awards/index.htm

54. Associated Students: http://as.sjsu.edu/


55. Greek councils:
    http://sa.sjsu.edu/sll/programs/fraternity_and_sorority_life/councils/index.html]

56. COB Donation

				
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