A Collaborative Learning Community on Service-Learning in Energy Conservation and Efficiency

The Construction Management (CM) program in Lyles College of Engineering (LCOE) at California State University, Fresno, recently completed significant revisions in its undergraduate curriculum, which is now featuring hands-on sustainability education. Service-learning has become an integral component of three core courses at different levels—freshman, sophomore, and senior. Each course mandates a minimum of 20-hour service-learning activities related to construction. In fall 2012, as part of the Southern California Gas Energy Efficiency and Education (EEE) Initiative, the CSU Center for Community Engagement awarded the CM program a grant in support of the development of a collaborative learning community including CM faculty, university service-learning staff, students, and community-based organizations. The goal was to enhance the quality of service-learning in energy conservation and efficiency. The CM faculty and community partners worked closely together throughout each semester to make continuous improvements in course contents and service-learning project activities. As a result students were provided with proper hands-on opportunities for deeper understanding of their course materials. This paper shares the learning outcomes from the community development in fall 2012 and spring 2013.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 419-425
  • Monograph Title: Construction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01525512
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413517
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: May 14 2014 3:04PM