Reflection Sessions

Reflection Sessions are to serve as a bridge between the service project and the course material. Without this important connection, the learning goals of service-learning are not successfully accomplished. The service completed in the community and the materials learned in the classroom play equally important roles to a student's development.

  • Service-Learning student must have a REFLECTION component to their course.  Some professors will have written journals, some will host in-class reflections and some will required outside-the-classroom reflections (see schedule below)
  • If you attend an "outside-the-classroom" reflection, please do not attend consecutive sessions.  Students should try to attend one in the beginning, the middle, and one at the end of the project.  
  • If students are to attend more than ONE (1) Reflection Session a semester, the first session MUST BE COMPLETED BY OCTOBER (for Fall Semester) or MARCH (for Spring Semester). 
  • Students are to sign up for reflection sessions prior to arrival to ensure their place in the session.  Dates and times for Reflection Sessions are available below. 

For Reflection Session tips and information about journals, go here.


Coming Soon

Note: Students who do not have reflection sessions hosted in their classes, and cannot make the above dates should contact the Office of Service-Learning to schedule individual Reflection Sessions.  These sessions will be by appointment only.  Please check your syllabus for the "Reflection" portion of your couse.

Dialogue Series 

The Dialogue Series are round-table discussions based on Social Justice, Political & Civic Engagement and Current Event Topics. These talks are designed to engage student, faculty/staff and community partners in issues that face both Stockton College, New Jersey and the World. All are invited to join the discussion! Sessions will run about an hour at various locations across campus. Click on the links below to individual schedules and discussion descriptions. These events are typically noted with the #stkDialogue notation.  

  • Democracy Cafés - Political Engagement Project featuring Civic & Political Issues
  • Indie Lens Pop-up Films - A free film series from PBS (WHYY Philadelphia) features: Diverse Stories, Independent Film Makes, Award Winning Documentaries and Community Events.  
  • HEADLINERS - Dialogues around current events, pulled straight from the New York Times
  • ADDITIONAL DIALOGUES are programs from other departments/offices that will count towards your Service-Learning Requirements.  


Democracy Cafés are a collaborative program with the Political Engagement Project. These Dialogues will feature Political and Civic Issues facing our Democratic Society. All are welcome, light refreshments are served.

"Text, Talk, Vote"
Guest Professors: Jessie K Finch (SOAN) & Jeni Forestal (POLS)
Thursday, September 29
4:30-6:00pm in the Campus Center Theatre Gallery

Voter ID Laws
Guest Professors: Linda Wharton & Dan Mallinson (POLS)
Thursday, October 13
4:30-6:00pm in the Campus Center Theatre Gallery

Election 2016 Results 
Guest Professor: Claire Abernathy (POLS)
Thursday, November 10
4:30-6:00pm in the Campus Center Theatre Gallery 

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can't attend in person? Find Independent Lens on Facebook for information on our online Pop-Up events.

Each semester, Service-Learning will screen films featured by ITVS, which are open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members.  For the ITVS Archive click here

Best of Enemies

Wednesday, September 28 @ 4:00pm 
Manahawkin Instructional Site - 712 E. Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ

Thursday,October 6 @ 6:00pm
Arts & Science Building Room 102 (Galloway)

Wednesday, October 12 @ 12:00pm
Kramer Hall - 30 Front Street, Hammonton, NJ  


Headliners are current event-based dialogues using articles straight from the New York Times. 

Wednesday, September 14
12:45pm in CC MR2
Topic: Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)

Wednesday, October 19
12:45pm in CC MR2
Topic: Voter Registration & Voter ID Laws

Wednesday, November 16
12:45pm in CC MR2
Topic: Second Amendment Concerns

Additional Dialogues

These events are not sponsored by the Office of Service-Learning, but meet the same standards in hosting conversations for the greater good.  Some events may require the purchase of tickets/admission. 


The Stockton Delegation: A Panel with Students Who Attended the RNC & DNC
Featuring: Profs. Abernathy & Rodriguez (POLS)
Stockton sent student to both the Democratic and Republican Conventions this summer.  Join these nine students for a discussion about their experiences at the 2016 party conventions.
Thursday, Sept 15th  
4:30pm  B-126 


Constitution Day Keynote Address
Prof. Akhil Reed Amar: The Supreme Court and the Constitution: What’s at Stake in the 2016 Election?

Amar is the Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law at both Yale College and Yale Law School. His work has won awards from both the American Bar Association and the Federalist Society.  He has been favorably cited by Supreme Court justices across the spectrum in over 30 cases (citing to four different books and more than a dozen distinct articles), and he regularly testifies before Congress at the invitation of both Republicans and Democrats.  His new book, The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era, is being published in September 2016, just in time for the election. 

Wednesday, Sept 21st  
6:30pm - Campus Center Event Room


Presidential Debate Watching Party #1
Join us for the first four debates of the 2016 presidential election – we’ll enjoy light refreshments and play debate bingo as we watch the presidential candidates meet on the debate stage for the first time.

Monday, Sept 26th  
8:00pm - BOT Room


National Voter Registration Day
This annual event features opportunities for voter registration, polling place verification, pictures with the candidates,  games, prizes and food.  #STKVotes Co-sponsors: Service-Learning, New York Times, Atlantic Co. Superintendent of Elections, Coalition for Civic Engagement

Tuesday, Sept 27th  
12:00-4:00pm - Independence Plaza


270 to Win: Examining the Electoral College that Decides our Presidential Elections
Featuring: Prof. Abernathy (POLS)
Join one of our POLS faculty as she discusses the Electoral College and how it shapes our presidential elections. 

Wednesday, Sept 28th  
6:30pm - BOT


When Ceilings Break, Walls Still Stand: The Status of Women in American Politics in 2016
Featuring: Kelly Dittmar, Asst. Professor, Rutgers
For the first time in U.S. history, women ran for both major party nominations for president in 2016, and a woman may well break the highest, hardest glass ceiling in American politics. But there remain barriers to women’s political advancement at all levels of elected office. Dr. Dittmar will provide an overview of the status of women in American politics, detailing barriers, opportunities, and trends in women’s political leadership. 

Tues., Oct 4th  
2:30pm - BOT Room


Vice Presidential Debate Watching Party
Watch vice presidential candidates Tim Kaine (D) & Mike Pence (R) debate in the only VP debate of the 2016 contest. Light refreshments served. Co-sponsor: Stockton’s Model UN

Tues., Oct 4th
8:00pm - BOT


Presidential Debate Watching Party #2
Join us for light refreshments and  bingo as we watch the presidential candidates debate the 2016 election. 

Sun., Oct 9th  
8:00pm - BOT


Fannie Lou Hamer Lecture

Tues., Oct 11th
2:30pm - PAC Theatre


Foreign Policy in the 2016 Election & Beyond
Featuring: Prof. Tina Zappile (POLS)
Join one of our POLS faculty as she discusses U.S. foreign policy and its central role in the 2016 contest. 

 Tues., Oct 11th  
6:00pm - F-118


There’s More to Vote for than President? New Jersey Politics in 2016
Featuring: Prof. Dan Mallinson (POLS)
Join one of our POLS faculty as he discusses the important New Jersey issues on the ballot this November. 

 Tues., Oct 18th  
4:30pm - B-126


Presidential Debate Watching Party #3
Join us for light refreshments and  bingo as we watch the presidential candidates debate the 2016 election. 

Wed., Oct 19th  
8:00pm - BOT


Absentee Ballot Party
Join us for trivia, pizza and snacks as students voting absentee come together to cast their ballots!
Mon., Oct 24th
4:00pm - CC MR5


A History of Presidential Spin
Featuring: David Greenberg, Professor, Rutgers
This timely and informative lecture will discuss how American presidents from Teddy Roosevelt to Barack Obama have employed skilled teams to shape their messages to the public. Greenberg will consider some of the profound debates about spin's effect on our politics: Does it help our leaders manipulate citizens, or does it allow them to engage us more fully in the democratic project? Exploring the ideas of the century’s most incisive political critics, from Walter Lippmann to Stephen Colbert, this lecture will illuminate both the power of spin and its limitations. Co-sponsors: ARHU

Thursday, Oct 27th  





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