Contribute an Activity

Your submission becomes a web page. If you have a teaching activity that you would like to share with other college faculty across the country, tell us about it. The information you provide here will be used to create a web page describing your activity. You are encouraged to upload files to accompany your example.

Avoiding duplicate activities: Before you complete this form, please check the activity collection (opens in a new window) to see if the activity already exists in our collections. This is especially important if you are contributing an activity that is based on another person's activity or that others may use in their course. If your activity is very similar to one that is already in our collections, please email SERC for options on how to proceed.

Copyright: You retain all rights to your contributed work and are responsible for referencing other people's work and for obtaining permission to use any copyrighted material within your contribution. By contributing your work to this web site, you give InTeGrate a license for non-commercial distribution of the material, provided that we attribute the material to you. View our terms of use (opens in new window) for more details about this kind of Creative Commons license (opens in new window).

Note: Leaving this page erases the data.

After you submit this form you will be able to immediately view a page containing your materials and make changes to that page. To do this you will need a SERC account. Visit the login page (opens in new window) to create an account if you do not have one already. Make sure to use the same email address to create your account and on this submission form.

If you choose not to create an account and view your submission, SERC staff will take care of making your submission into a page. This process usually takes up to one week.

If you would like to describe a service learning course you teach, please contribute it using the course contribution form.

Thank you in advance for sharing your activity!

About You







Your Activity or Assignment


SummaryPlease provide a short description of your activity or assignment and its outcomes. Be sure to include essential key words or index terms to help users find resources using our search/browse functions.


ContextTo help your colleagues understand when or how they might successfully use your activity with their own students, please provide the following information on context.







Goals of the Activity or AssignmentTo help your colleagues understand the role of this activity or assignment in your course, please provide a statement of the goals that you have for students in the following three areas:







Activity Description and Teaching MaterialsThis section should include a narrative describing the mechanics of the activity and all the materials needed to implement the activity (or links and references to those materials).
  • If the material is available on another site please provide the full url.
  • If you have the materials in hand they can be uploaded using the fields below and they will be embedded in the final page so that they can be downloaded.
  • If they are published print materials please provide a complete bibliographic reference.
  • If the activity is fully documented at another site please provide the url along with a brief (one or two sentence) description of the other site.
For all materials include, in the box below, a brief description of each item covering what it is and what its role is in the activity.

If you upload files as part of your activity remember to consider their final use in deciding on appropriate formats. Materials that other faculty are likely to modify should be provided in easily editable formats (plain text, Word files), whereas materials that will be likely only used verbatim are most convenient in formats that are universally readable (PDF format is often a good choice).

Once this form has been submitted we can work with you to integrate the downloadable files into the text of this section.

Please be sure all materials you upload can be freely redistributed. For more information about copyright as it applies to materials you are sharing through this site please check our more detailed discussion (opens in new window) of this issue.


Supporting Materials

You may upload up to five additional files to accompany your submission. If you have more than five additional files, we recommend that you upload the first 5 using this form and then attaching the rest by editing your activity page after you hit the submit button.

Teaching Notes

This section should include notes and tips for instructors who might use this activity. Information on how to establish the partnerships needed for this type of service learning activity is of high interest and can be included here. Other information might include how to address common areas of confusion or challenge, things that need reinforcement, safety guidelines and other practical tips, and pointers for making the best use of the activity. This section can refer to more general guidance about service learning in the Cutting Edge site.


Assessment and Resources

Assessment

Describe briefly how you determine whether students have met the goals of this assignment or activity.


Resources

This section should include references and links to online resources that discuss the specific activity or will support faculty and/or students using the activity. References related to the general teaching technique should not be included here, but should be recommended for inclusion in the associated module.

Web resources should include both the url and a brief description of the site (and why it is relevant). Print resource should include basic citation information as well as a brief description of the resource.




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