Appendix D: University Policy on Disclosure of Student Records - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act III 6.30 (A)
Appendix M: Required Disclosure of University Procedure on the Collection, Use and Protection of Student Social Security Numbers (SSN)
Leadership and Community Service-Learning0110 Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life
Leadership & Community Service-Learning (LCSL) promotes positive social change through transformative learning and community engagement. Through our values (collective approach, social responsibility, principled practice, critical inquiry, and engaged scholarship), we work with students, staff, faculty, and community members to achieve our vision of a socially just world.
Co-Curricular Leadership Programs
Out-of-classroom leadership conference, institutes, retreats, and programs focused on teaching leadership for social change. The program recognizes leadership as an ability that can be developed in all people, opening doors for individual growth and social change. Signature programs include the Peer Leadership Council (PLC), The Terrapin Leadership Institute (TLI), O.N.E. UMD Student Organization Leadership Conference, the Maryland Leadership Conference, MOSAIC Diversity and Leadership Retreat, Voices of Social Change, and Turtle Camp.
Curricular offerings include credit-bearing coursework covering a range of topics including leadership theory and practice, leadership ethics, diversity in leadership, and group and organizational processes. Courses on leadership and identity and other special topics are also available. Students may also pursue a Minor in Leadership Studies, offered through the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education in the College of Education.
Other curricular programs include:
America Reads*America Counts (AR*AC)
In collaboration with the Prince George's County Public School system, America Reads*America Counts (AR*AC) provides high quality mentoring in local schools that enriches learning opportunities for both college and elementary school students. Approximately 200 Maryland federal work-study, volunteer, and intern students serve as reading and math mentors and work with families on literacy in 18 Prince George's County elementary schools. The three core mentoring programs are America Reads (1st and 2nd graders, working on reading and writing skills), America Counts (4th graders, working on math skills), and Partners in Print (working with Spanish-speaking families on techniques to encourage reading at home).
Local Community Service-Learning
Community Service-Learning programs engage students on campus in meaningful community service-learning with the local community through resources, programs, and events. We seek to explore the complexities of social issues, encourage critical thinking, and take action to address community needs and build upon community assets. Signature programs include Terps for Change, TerpCorps, Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, Terp Service Days and Terp Service Weekends, the M-Pact Retreat, UMServes volunteer opportunity listserv, ServiceLink partner database, and our Community Involvement Internship Program.
Immersion Experiences & Alternative Breaks
The Alternative Breaks (AB) program provides substance-free, 7-10 day community service-learning trips during the university’s winter, spring, and summer breaks. Student participants travel locally, nationally, and internationally in teams to different cities, engage in active service, and have the opportunity to gain new perspectives on social issues while meeting community needs and building upon community assets. Students work with issues of disaster relief, environmental restoration, prison systems, HIV/AIDS, education, homelessness, and healthcare. AB’s main goal is to educate participants about the root causes of these issues while making an immediate difference in the communities in which they serve. Opportunities to be involved include as trip participants, trip leaders, AB interns, staff/faculty advisors, and staff mentors.
National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs (NCLP) – www.nclp.umd.edu
The National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs (NCLP), through the development of cutting edge resources, information sharing, and symposia, supports leadership development in college students by serving as a central source of professional development for leadership educators across the globe. Housed at the University of Maryland since its creation in the 1990s, NCLP works to connect leadership educators to one another and support those developing leadership programs on their own campuses. NCLP is known world-wide for promoting the Social Change Model of Leadership Development.