Community Diary Project/ Student Voices: An SSU Community Archive

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) is partnering with Sonoma State University Library Special Collections & University Archives to collect primary sources related to life at Sonoma State. We invite you to consider taking advantage of this opportunity with your classes. This is an important learning experience for our students and provides a valuable service to our campus community. 

The ultimate goal is to develop and nurture a living archive that speaks to students’ lives—stories of life and community happening right now. 

The last few years have been a very challenging time for all of us but have also been a time of reflection for many as we are forced to slow down and contemplate what is currently happening and how it makes us feel. 

This project is about both your class content and living in this unique time period. 

Tips for Including a Community Diary in Your Course

How are students handling life during these unique and challenging days? One approach with your students for this project could be personal reflections with prompts related to the course. Additionally, the prompts could include reflections on continuing to live and deal with COVID, school and learning disruptions, coping with fires, participating in and responding to the Black Lives Matter movement and protests, and so on. 

Prompts should connect your students' experience to your course content, and can include reflections from their own experiences on campus. This can mean materials created:

Sample questions for students could include:

  • How have you engaged as a student to make sure your voice is heard?

  • What do you want current and future SSU students to know about you and your community?

  •  How have you responded to the COVID-19 pandemic?

  • How has the Black Lives Matter movement shaped your experiences as a student?

Sharing for the Future

Student work will be documented and preserved for all to use in support of campus memory and the history, growth, and development of SSU's diverse student body. The work will be shared with the Sonoma State University Library and its Student Voices: An SSU Community Archive to be preserved for future generations as part of the Library’s University Archives. The library will accept writings or images in digital format. 

Contributors will need to complete a donation form in order to share items with the library. 

Contact Us

If you would like to discuss further or would like your students to participate in this project, please contact cce@sonoma.edu.

In Appreciation

This program began as a collaboration with Sonoma County Library on the Community Diary Project/Sonoma Responds from the summer of 2020 through the end of 2021. We appreciate the support of Sonoma County Library in launching this program and in working with us to transition it to the University Library.   

Community Diary Project/ Student Voices Course List Spring 2022

Course

Faculty

UNIV 238 1

Alexis Shapiro

 

Community Diary Project/ Student Voices Service-Learning Classes Fall 2021

Course

Faculty

COMS 125 1, 2

Emily Acosta-Lewis

BUS 465W 1

Damien Wilson

ECON 375 1

Puspa Amri

ENG 100A 7, 11

Alexis Shapiro

NURS 407 1, 3, 5

Janelle Coleman, Holly Reinhard

PSY 313 1

Suzanne Maggio-Hucek

PSY 410 1

Melissa Garvin

UNIV 238 2

Alexis Shapiro

 

Community Diary Project/ Student Voices Service-Learning Classes Spring 2021

Course

Faculty

Course

Faculty

COMS 160B 1, 2, 3, 4

Talena Sanders

KIN 301 1, 2

Lauren Morimoto

COMS 200 1

Emily Acosta Lewis

LIBS 102 5

Mercy Romero

COMS 240 1

Emily Acosta Lewis

LIBS 304 1

 

Stephanie Dyer

ECON 304 1

Puspa Amri

PSY 410 1

Melissa Garvin

ECON 375 1

Puspa Amri

SOCI 263 1, 2

Kyla Doughty

ENGL 100A 46

Alexis Shapiro

SOCI 388 2

Roxanne Ezzet

ENGL 100B 24

Emily Hostutler

UNIV 238 2

Alexis Shapiro

Community Diary Project/ Student Voices Service-Learning Classes Fall 2020

Course

Faculty

Course

Faculty

COMS 160A 1, 2,

3, 4, 5, 6

Emily Acosta-Lewis

KIN 301, 2

Lauren Morimoto

COMS 200 1

Hillary Homzie

LIBS 101 5

Mercy Romero

EDEC 160A 5

Nanette Schonleber

LIBS 320A 2

Stephanie Dyer

EDEC 409 1

Saro Deacon

NURS 310 1

Krista Altaker

EDMS 100 1, 2

Pamela Wurtz

NURS 310 2

Karen Werder

EDMS 419 2, 3

Susan Campbell

NURS 407 1, 3, 5

Monica Lehmenn, Kathleen Rockett

EDMS 471 1, 2

Susan Campbell

PSY 311 01

Suzanne Maggio-Hucek

EDMS 476S 1

Pamela Wurtz,

Paula Lane,

PSY 410 01

Melissa Garvin

EDMS 476S 2

    

Paula Lane

PSY 412 1

Melissa Garvin

EDSP 426 1

Sandy Ayala

SOCI 263 1

Kyla Doughty

ENGL 100A 3

Jennifer Lanatti Shen

SOCI 388 2

Roxanne Ezzet

ENGL 100A 23

Taylor Dickson

UNIV 102 1

Ethan de Seife

ENGL 100A 024

Emily Hostutler

UNIV 102 3

Jennifer Jaffe

HIST 500 1

Steve Estes

   

Community Diary Project/ Student Voices Service-Learning Classes Summer 2020 

Course

Faculty

Course

Faculty

CCJS 370 1

Bryan Burton

ENGL 491 101

Jennifer Johnson

COMS 240 201

Emily Acosta Lewis