CB Course Designation

3. Hours

A minimum of 20 hours of service per semester is expected of CBL students or a comparable project or product if that better suits the course.

Immigration march

Students participate in a march for immigration as a part of their course.

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Hour Tracking

Each faculty member determines his or her own way to track student service hours. Some utilize blackboard, facebook pages, or google forms. 

If you are interested in utilizing the CCES paper form, follow the arrow below.

CCES Hour Tracking Form


Project-Based Courses

Other courses are project-based. While these students are encouraged to engage with the community directly, they are not expected to spend 20 hours in direct service with the community. 

These students are assigned a project that capitalizes on their classroom education and produces a product that meets an organizational need. 

Sample Projects

  • Visual Literacy Courses partner with community agencies to develop visual products such as:
    • Websites
    • Posters
    • Brochures
  • Public Relations Portfolio courses contribute PR skills to nonprofits through:
    • Social Media guides
    • Videos
  • Nonprofit Financial Management courses review organization's financials and make helpful recommendations around:
    • Grants
    • Potential donors
    • Cost saving measures


CCES Support

Interested in partnering with one of these project-based courses? Review the list of Fall 2014 classes and e-mail Meg Rego, Program Coordinator, Community-Based Learning (rego@american.edu) specifying your course of interest.

Need help developing a community-based learning project for your course? Contact Meg Rego, Program Coordinator, Community-Based Learning (rego@american.edu), for ideas.

Reciprocity

When determining where to contribute these 20 hours of service or comparable project, it's important ensure a reciprocal relationship between AU and the community partner.

More on Reciprocity


Community Partners

Review our lists of community partners to determine where to dedicate your hours of service or CBL project.

Our Partners


The CB Course Designation

Return to the CB Course Designation homepage to review other CB criteria.

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