Instead of a midterm exam, we are going to participate in a community project. You will have a chance to apply critical thinking concepts into real world challenges by volunteering for New York Cares.
New York Cares: newyorkcares.org
“Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.”
Step 1: Register at newyorkcares.org and complete the online orientation.
Step 2: Browse volunteering opportunities. What are you interested in?
Step 3: Sign up for 1 volunteering session before the end of week 4/ September 28th.
Step 4: Volunteer! by the end of week 6/ October 12th.
Step 5: Write a report about your experience. See guidelines below.
Step 6: Submit your project here.
Community Project Guidelines
Your report should include the following:
Part A) Describe your volunteering activity: what, where, who, how, why, etc.
Part B) Include a picture that captures the essence of your project, with a caption.
Part C) Select 2 of the below course learning outcomes for CRT 100 and explain how you did or did not address them through your project.
Here are 4 of our relevant learning outcomes:
|CRT||1.Demonstrate ability to think clearly, logically, thoroughly, critically, and effectively.|
|CRT||2.Demonstrate ability to solve problems and make mindful decisions in academic, personal, and professional situations|
|Gen ed/ values||3.Values- Students will be able to make informed choices based on an understanding of personal values, human diversity, multicultural awareness and social responsibility.|
|FYE||4.Students will become aware of the importance of social responsibility and citizenship (e.g., awareness of intellectual property, ethical research, respectful discourse/behaviors) and come to value themselves as members of a diverse academic community that is situated locally, nationally, globally, and digitally.|