University Community Service (TCU) at Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología (ULACIT) and Social Responsibility (RS) ¿Is the TCU having an effect in the perception of RS in the students that carry it out?
The relation between del fulfillment of the graduation requirement called Trabajo Comunal Universitario
(TCU -University Community Service-) made through the methodology of Service Learning (ApS by its Spanish
name Aprendizaje en Servicio) and the perception of Social Responsibility (RS for Responsabilidad Social) is
analyzed here, with respect to aspects such as: general evaluation for the importance of RS, personal and
professional relation with RS and essence of this concept. A study with a representative sample (N = 312)
was held with students of Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología (ULACIT), in San José, Costa
Rica, comparing between those who made their TCU and those who haven´t done it, so it would be possible to
present some evidence of the effect of TCU in the perception of relevant aspects of RS. The main concepts are
described: TCU, RS y AeS, and so is the literature review of similar studies.
University community service, Social responsibility, Service-Learning, Social perception.
Full text in Spanish
Chaverri, P. (2013). El Trabajo Comunal Universitario (TCU) en la Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología (ULACIT) y la Responsabilidad Social (RS): ¿Tiene el TCU efecto en la percepción de la RS de los estudiantes que lo realizan? International Journal of Education for Social Justice (RIEJS), 2(2),