Service-Learning Course Designation

  • Procedure

    For designation as a service-learning course, the following procedure must be followed. Submission of the following to the Service-Learning Coordination Office:
    1. One paragraph summary of how the service- learning activities in this course will meet course objectives and community needs.
    2. Statement indicating willingness to provide evaluative data as required by the S-L office at the completion of the course.
      1. Course syllabus or course materials:
      2. Achievement of the seven criteria noted above
      3. Explanation of the types of S-L experiences that will be used to meet course objectives.
      4. 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.
      5. If all students engage in the same activity, indicate in the summary paragraph (see # 1 above) how this is unlikely to cause an objection and how any objection will be handled.
      6. 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.
      7. How students will make contact with the community agencies
      8. A description of the reflection component of the experience.
      9. 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.