Bonner Office of Community Service (BOCS)

STUDENT DEVELOPMENT MODEL

The Five E’s

I.  Expectation - The preparation stage before entering college

II. Exploration - Finding a sense of purpose/Discovering your niche

III. Experience - Focusing on a Discipline/Defining Vision/ Making a lifelong commitment

IV. Example - Learning responsibility

V. Expertise - Matching student talents with Community-identified need

The Impact the Development Model has on Morehouse College Students

  Exploration Experience Example Expertise
Skills/
Info
• Communication
• Managing time
• Critical thinking
• Teamwork
• Community 
   history
• Leadership
• Training
• Advocacy
• Grant-writing
• Non-profit    management
• Pub. policy &    research
Values • Compassion
• Responsibility
• Respect
• Trust
• Integrity
• Accountability
• Citizenship
• Justice
• Productivity
Means • Orientation
• One-time service    projects
• Training
• Consistent service    site
• Coordinating
• Internships
• Service 
   abroad
• Start service    program
• Advisory 
   Board

Opportunities for Advancement

Exploration
  Increased support from faculty & administration
  Enhanced communication media (i.e. website, information booklet, video, etc.)

Experience
  More variety in partnerships with community agencies to nurture each student’s needs
  Restructured and solidified student placement process (application, learning agreements,     time sheets, etc.) 

Example
  Increased internships opportunities combining service, academics, & professional     development
  Better student representation at local and national conferences focusing on service

Expertise
  Recognizing student’s service commitment on the academic transcript
  Broaden non-profit career offerings in Placement Center