Making it count: Why track hours?
The Center for Civic Engagement requires that all students participating in service opportunities in our signature programs track the number of hours served. There are several reasons for this, not the least of which is to meet course requirements. However, recognition and accountability are also important.
On the practical side, we also need to collect information to share with our stakeholders and potential partners and financial backers.
How to track your hours
Our Service Learning Leaders are responsible for recording the participation of all student volunteers during the academic year via Presence and the Presence CheckPoint app (available on iTunes and Google Play). CCE staff create events for each Signature Program occurrence, each of which has a personalized code for check-in. If you are a student volunteer participating in Signature Programs, simply bring your Upstate ID to the program so that the Service Learning Leader can note your attendance.
If you are a Service Learning Leader and would like more information about our use of Presence or instructions on how to use the CheckPoint app, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ryan Green (Campus Activities) at email@example.com.