your academic and leadership development is the process of reflection.
Reflection is the analysis of an event, thoughts, experiences, or insights
into the impact of an experience or projected goals for the future.
Reflection as assessment requires that you reach judgment and set
appropriate future goals. Successful reflection enables self-awareness,
personal and professional growth and improved service and learning
practices. Reflection may include acknowledging and/or sharing of
reactions, feelings, observations, and ideas about anything regarding the
activity. Reflection can happen through writing, speaking, listening,
reading, drawing, acting, and any other way you can imagine.
will have opportunities to reflect on your experiences through on-going
reflection gatherings and share with peers, cooperating teachers,
supervisors and college faculty. Each will bring a unique perspective to
your understanding of an “ethically and socially responsible
leader in the global community.”
may select one of the following reflection options below:
Case Study Report
and respond to the following case
study and writing application. Writing
Minimum two (2) pages or 500 words
Critical Events Journal
a critical incident for each week of the service project.
The critical incident refers to events in which a decision was
made, a conflict occurred, or a problem resolved.
Best for semester long placements.
Requirement: Minimum 10
entries, 100 words per entry
upon your service (not the job description) and describe how your
service experiences have affected you throughout the semester.
Reflect upon your development/changes, and write about insights you
have gained as well as those shared with your clients.
Consider incorporating the following ideas into your essay.
How has your Manhattanville education, including extra-curricular
activities, prepared you for socially and ethically responsible
leadership in the global community?
has been the single most significant event, program, and/or project
that has helped you to understand what it means to be an ethically and
socially responsible leaders in the global community? Why was this
significant? How did it change you or your perspective on leadership
and/or issues, etc.? (If it is two or three events, projects, briefly
might want to include how your perspective on socially and ethically
responsible leadership has changed over the years (if it has) because
of your experiences at or through Manhattanville
It would be nice to end with a couple of sentences of advice to to other
students on how they can take advantage of their college years to develop
their leadership potential and preparation for responsibility in the
Requirement: Minimum 2 pages, 1-inch margins, 12-size font, Times New
a Manhattanville Faculty Member about the role/impact of service and
volunteerism in their respective field.
Incorporate an assessment of both the service program and your
experience in the interview.
volunteers, clients, and or community partners on their most recent
service experiences and the learning that occurred in these
an assessment of both the service program and your experience in the
must respond to a minimum of 8 questions.
a PowerPoint Presentation of your memories with the volunteer/learning
project, including pictures, quotations, skills learned, challenges
overcome, and so on. Presentation
may include pictures-in-action of the project, thank-you letters from
community members, and other literature related to the project.
Requirement: Minimum 10 slides, in which each picture or visual must
a video about the volunteer/learning project or about the topic related to
Requirement: Must be at least 30 minutes long, in which 15 minutes
consists of personal diary entries.
a website for your service project so that it can be shared in cyberspace
with parents, students, community members and project partners.
Avoid long web pages
to one purpose
; and Do not bury information on your site
Requirements: Website must feature minimum 3 pictures and 350-word
to Community Organization
a letter to your site supervisor offering five (5) suggestions for
working with future volunteers.
to Politician. Compose
a “change” letter to a named political figure addressing a social
issue of your choosing. Propose
a policy change.
500 words, 1-inch margins, 12-size font, Times New Roman
reflection and recognition gatherings below are used to facilitate the
submissions must be hand delivered to the Duchesne Center either during
office hours (9am-5pm) or during the Reflection gathering/dinner.