Community Outreach

 

Service-Learning Course Designation

Courses meeting certain criteria established by the Faculty Service-Learning Advisory Council may receive the Service-Learning (SL) course designation.  It is important to note that the designation is reserved for those courses in which service-learning is required for all students enrolled in the course.  Review the criteria before submitting a proposal.

The SL course designation provides the following benefits:

  • Easier student access to service-learning courses.
  • Greater consistency among service-learning courses; helps ensure that service-learning meets recognized standards.
  • Student transcripts will reflect service-learning experiences.
  • Recognition and legitimization of service-learning as a valued pedagogy.
  • Encourages advance planning for service-learning courses.
  • Enhanced opportunities for community partnerships.
  • Increased ability to evaluate and assess service-learning.
  • Support for a program that is mission-driven and a component of the college's strategic plan.
To receive the SL course designation, faculty must submit an application to be reviewed by the Service-Learning Advisory Council.

Download application and return via email to mcooper@bw.edu or send via campus mail to Mila P. Cooper in the Office of Community Outreach.
 
Another option available to faculty is to complete the application online. If this option is selected, an email from the Department Chair indicating approval of the application must be sent to mcooper@bw.edu before it is approved by the Advisory Council. 

Questions about the SL designation may be directed to Mila P. Cooper, Director of Community Outreach and Service-Learning at ext. 2301 or mcooper@bw.edu
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