For designation as a service-learning course, the following procedure must be followed. Submission of the following to the Service-Learning Coordination Office:
- One paragraph summary of how the service-
learning activities in this course will meet course objectives
and community needs.
- Statement indicating willingness to provide evaluative data as required by the S-L office at the completion
of the course.
Course syllabus or course materials:
- Achievement of the seven
criteria noted below
- Explanation of the types of S-L experiences that
will be used to meet course objectives.
- Objection statement, e.g., If any student has a valid objection to a proposed service-learning project or placement, he or she must let me know during the first week of class or before the drop/add deadline so we can discuss options.
- If all students engage in the same activity, indicate in the summary paragraph how this is unlikely to cause an objection and how any objection will be handled.
- Optional service-learning template statement must be revised appropriately for each discipline. Inserting this statement into the syllabus does not automatically create an approved service-learning course; supporting material should appear in the syllabus. S-L Course Approval Form 9-27-12. Contact Amy Zeh for any questions or concerns
- How students will make contact with the community agencies
- A description of the reflection component of the experience.
- Statement indicating that the grade will be given for achievement of course objectives through the S-L activity, not just for completing a set number of hours work with the community partner. After certification is approved by a committee appointed by the Service-Learning Program Director, the course/course section will be eligible to have an S-L designation on the schedule of classes.