EXTRA CREDIT: College Park Scholars seeks to promote civic responsibility among its students and faculty. Towards that end, we are willing to award certain forms of service-learning opportunities with credit this semester. Two such opportunities have come up; if properly fulfilled, each will be worth an additional 5 points on your grade. These opportunities are:
Extra Credit Opportunities
- Terrapin Pride Day (Tues. Feb. 18): Every year students, faculty, and staff of UMCP go down to the State Capital at Annapolis to meet with legislators to voice their pride and their concerns about the State's support of the University (see http://www.president.umd.edu/LCR/TPD/ for more details of the basics). Any ELT student who wishes to attend Terrapin Pride Day may do so, with the following qualifications:
- You will have to attend one of the Training Sessions (see http://www.president.umd.edu/LCR/volunteers/training/) to prepare for meeting with your local legislator.
- You will have to present documentation from the Terrapin Pride Day facilitators to confirm your presence there.
- Assuming you have such documentation, you will be excused from colloquium and its activity that day, should you not be back on campus in time for class (however, if you do get back in time, PLEASE show up! It's an interesting exercise that day.)
- You will have to consult your other Tuesday class professors or TAs to confirm that they will excuse your absence: do not assume that they will. ELT is not responsible for keeping up your grades in your other classes.
- Scholar-to-Scholar Day (Wed. March 12): Every year the CPS-American Cultures and CPS-Advocates for Children programs bring a number of students from nearby Northwestern High School to campus; these students are matched up with a CPS student from 9:30 am to 3 pm to get a taste of college life: they tag along with the CPS student as they attend classes, see the dorms, and so forth. A particular plea has gone out for CPS students who have math or science classes on Wednesday to participate. Should an ELT student participate in this program, you will receive 5 extra points provided you turn in the appropriate documentation from the Scholar-to-Scholar facilitators.