In the spring of 2009, The Center for Service-Learning & Civic Engagement received faculty support to modify our academic program.
Students enrolled at Iowa Wesleyan College before the fall of 2009 have two options to choose from to fulfill their service-learning component. Please note that students will be unable to change catalogs before the start of the fall semester.
Students can continue with the original RSI program offering six academic credits to fulfill their 160 hour service-learning component. This course is known as 300 Responsible Social Involvement (RSI). Students within the Extended Learning program who are 25 years of age or older can still petition for full retroactive (2 credits) or combined retroactive (6 credits) by submitting the proper paperwork to The Center for Service-Learning & Civic Engagement.
Students can change their catalog to the 2009-2010 edition. However, please note the following criteria before an advisee changes catalogs:
- The student will have to follow the 2009-2010 catalog in its entirety. If a student’s major/minor has implemented new requirements since his/her initial catalog year, the student will have to fulfill those additional components/courses.
- If the student has registered for previous RSI hours, in order to remove those credits from the student’s transcript without a “W” the student will have to make sure that it does not put him/her below full-time status in the semester(s) in which the student is removing the credit(s) or it will cause a billing issue. For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 385-6227.
- The student will register for SL 300 which is a 1 credit hour capstone course upon successful completion of all SL units. Verification of completed units can be obtained through The Center for Service-Learning & Civic Engagement.
- Since the new SL program only offers
a 1 credit hour capstone course, the student will have to register for an
additional 5 credit hours outside of the service-learning program to fulfill
the mandatory amount of credits for graduation.
Before a student is able to change catalogs, the student must first consult with his/her academic advisor and complete a “Change of Catalog” form from the Registrar’s Office. The student, advisor, and chair of the department all must sign off on the “Change of Catalog” form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office. Once the Registrar’s Office has reviewed the request, documentation will be sent to The Center for Service-Learning & Civic Engagement to update the student’s file.