Resources for Faculty
- Placement Form – Word
- Placement Form – PDF
- Monthly Timesheet – Word
- Monthly Timesheet – PDF
- Contract – Word
- Contract – PDF
Past Community-Based Learning Student Manuals
- Manual – Fall 2005 (Word)*+
- Manual – Fall 2005 (PDF)*
- Manual – Spring 2005 (Word)
- Manual – Spring 2005 (PDF)
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- Microsoft Word
- Adobe Portable Document Format
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Principles of Good Practice in Combining Service and Learning
- Academic credit is for learning, not for service.
- Do not compromise academic rigor.
- Set learning goals for students.
- Establish criteria for the selection of community service placements.
- Provide educationally sound mechanisms to harvest the community learning.
- Provide supports for students to learn how to harvest community learning.
- Minimize the distinction between the student’s community learning role and the classroom learning role.
- Re-think the faculty instructional role.
- Be prepared for uncertainty and variation in student learning outcomes.
- Maximize the community responsibility orientation of the course.
Howard, J. ed. Praxis I: A Faculty Casebook on Community Service Learning. Ann Arbor, MI: Office of Community Service Learning Press, University of Michigan.
Eyler, Janet S., Dwight E. Giles, Jr., Christine M. Stenson, and Charlene J. Gray. At A Glance: What We Know About the Effects of Service-Learning on College Students, Faculty, Institutions, and Communities, 1993-2000, Third Edition. Washington, DC: Corporation for National and Community Service.