Fourth year students are provided with supervised service learning opportunities. Academic service learning provides a venue for senior-level students to share their knowledge and skills with the community through approved community-based projects. Service learning projects may be initiated by students, community members, groups, agencies, organizations, and faculty. To qualify for service learning credit, a faculty member must authorize the course and then agree to supervise and evaluate the project. Students may receive service learning credit by working individually or in cohorts of up to 5 students on the same community project. Students meet with the faculty supervisor for initial consultation and/or training during the first week of classes, and are expected to keep the faculty supervisor informed about the project on a regular basis. Upon completion of the course or project, students present the faculty supervisor with an evaluation form completed by the community group, agency, or organization served, and a combination of the following: a research paper, report, or document; a student journal or activity log; a presentation, performance, or exhibition.
Prerequisite: Students must have completed 90 credits
Note: Criteria for authorizing service level credit: the student's service learning must demonstrate civic participation, community involvement, and formal critical reflection. In addition, the project must involve students (normally 3 - 5 hours per week) in an organized community service that addresses local needs.
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