Warren Wilson College Catalog 07-08Go to the current College Catalog
Limitations on Service Credit
- Time for travel to and from a service site or time sleeping overnight at a service site does not earn service credit (with one exception, listed below).
- In all cases, students can receive a maximum of 8 hours credit for any 24-hour period of service, and a maximum of 45 hours credit for any 7 day period.
- Training hours earn service credit only if they result in service to the community. Service credit is based on the relationship of the training hours to the hours of service subsequently performed and is limited to one-fourth of the direct service hours. For example, if a student has 10 hours of training, and then serves for 20 hours, total credit would be 25 hours. (20 service hours + Â¼ of 20 = 25.) If the student trains for 10 hours and serves for 40 hours, the total service credit would be 50 hours. (40 service hours + Â¼ of 40 = 50.)
- Theater productions as fund-raisers for non-profits: students receive 1/4 of verified rehearsal and other pre-performance hours plus 100% hours for performance time.
- Our Voice and other crises telephone lines: students receive 1/4 of the total number of hours they are on-call plus 100% of time spent talking with clients.
- Room at the Inn and other over-night service: students receive all of time spent visiting with shelter guests plus 1/4 of their sleep time, up to a maximum of 8 hours service credit for any 24 hour period.
- Camp counselors receive a maximum of 8 hours per day, with a total maximum of 45 hours in any continuous 7-day period.
- Students who serve as volunteer firefighters receive 1/4 credit for any shifts done at the station. Students will receive 100% credit for all calls to which they respond. See guidelines above for calculation of training hours.
- Students involved in an academic course with a service-learning component may receive service credit for their work, depending on how the service is incorporated into the course objectives. Students are not allowed to receive both academic and service credit for academic service-learning activities. The Service-Learning Program works closely with each faculty member to establish what credit can be given to students in a course with a service-learning component.