Timeline for Course Development Planning a service-learning course requires ample preparation time. Faculty members interested in teaching a service-learning course should begin planning at least one semester prior to the semester the course will be offered. If the course is a General Education course, faculty members are advised to notify the Dean of their discipline as soon as possible to obtain information on important deadline dates for approval
Complete the Thinking About Academic Service-Learning? worksheet as soon as you begin thinking about Academic Service-Learning (ASL).
Determine if General Education or Discipline approval is required and what information is needed to seek approval of the service-learning course.
Discuss possible community partners and service-learning projects with the Sturzl Center for Community Service and Learning (Sturzl Center) staff.
Choose community partner and complete the Faculty-Community Partner Agreement form.
Seek approval (General Education, Discipline) for service-learning course as necessary.
Confirm that your service-learning course is on the registrar’s timetable for the next semester.
Design or redesign course syllabus (with the assistance of the community partner)
Fill out and submit the Request for Waiver of Liability Forms for ASL.
Have students fill out the ASL course evaluation form. Provide community partner with a student/course evaluation form.