Faculty Guide to Understanding Service Learning Placements
STEP 1: Become familiar with service learning through our website, especially the Guiding Principles for Reducing Risk in Service Learning, http://www20.csueastbay.edu/faculty/ofd/communityengagement/dos-and-dont.html
NOTE: Contact the Center for Community Engagement firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
STEP 2: Select a site (or students may self-select) from the pre approved partner list available at CalStateS4
If the faculty member is establishing a new partnership or allowing students to choose their own sites, the faculty member is then responsible for contacting these agencies to complete the online Partnership Request before students can be placed. Based on this form a contract between the university and the agency will be established. Please ask community partners to complete the online Partnership Request at CalStateS4
STEP 3: Required Student Off Campus Learning Waiver (Online--information automatically collected by the Center for Community Engagement)
Optional: Student Learning Plan (paper--for faculty record-keeping only--not mandatory) http://www20.csueastbay.edu/faculty/ofd/communityengagement/file/doc/student-contract-learning-plan.pdf
STEP 4: Be sure to contact site supervisor with a syllabus and to follow up on student activities.
STEP 5: Blog about it! Have your students blog! http://csuebcenterforcommunityengagement.blog.com/