Interested in offering your students the opportunity to add a pass/fail credit to your course for 40 hours of service with a community organization that complements classroom learning and reflection on that service? Follow the link above for language that can be added to your syllabus outlining the Community Service-Learning Program.
Faculty can distribute this sheet to students in order for them to keep track of both the number of hours they've worked, and also monitor the work outcomes, progress, and impact they've achieved in community-based learning & research projects.
Here is a list of 8 different tools that faculty across the nation utilize assess student learning and encourage critical reflection. For CSLP faculty members, students are encouraged to work with you to select one of these options as a final project.
A lengthy, AU-specific guide to incorporating service-learning into coursework.
Community-Based Learning Networks and Resources
National Campus Compact is a coalition of more than 740 colleges and universities committed to the civic purposes of higher education. Their website contains information on publications, model programs and sample syllabi.
Regional Maryland-DC Campus Compact is a coalition of local colleges and universities who come together regularly to discuss best practice and community impact. This website includes syllabi, projects, grant opportunities, and conferences.
The Talloires Network is an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education.
The National Service-Learning Partnership concentrates on strengthening the impact of community-based learning on young people's development, especially their academic and civic participation, by supporting members sharing resources, organizing change and sponsoring innovation.