Virtual Faculty Handbook
- Meet with staff of the Office of Service-Learning to determine the type of project and potential community partners. During this time, faculty will receive an orientation to what service-learning is specific to Stockton, and will receive potential syllabii and any data connected to previous offerings of the course or similar course.
- Make contact with the community partner and discuss the potential project. It is important that all projects are reciprocal for community partners and not a way to integrate essential learning outcomes. Projects should not be a burden to community partners and community partners should be considered co-educators in any service-learning course.
- Finalize the syllabus and project plan. Meet again with the staff of the Office of Service-Learning to review it and consider any needs that will be supported by the office, such as transportation, space requests, or the support of a Bonner Leader.
- Request that the SLRN attribute be added in Banner to the course, designating it a service-learning course. These requests can be made to the Assistant Deans of the relevant school.
- It is recommended that during the first semester that service-learning is taught that additional communication be made with staff from the Office of Service-Learning. This can be email check-ins or stops by the office. This helps to ensure that any challenges are addressed and any successes are celebrated.
- Attending the Faculty/Community Partner Reflection Luncheon at the end of the semester is always recommended. This provides a chance for the new (or veteran) service-learning faculty member to assess their experience and consider whether any changes are warranted. This is also a time to hear from the community partner about their experience and to connect with additional community partners.
Questions about service-learning?
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