Criteria

The criteria for the service-learning course designation are as follows:

  • Service project must enhance understanding of course learning objectives
  • Students provide at least 15 hours of service during the semester. Project-based learning is determined by completion of project goals rather than hours. (Hours must be logged)
  • Must include critical reflection of student's experiences
  • Projects must serve a community-identified need
  • Must be a reciprocal partnership among community partners, students, and professors/instructors/staff
  • Projects must be arranged by university faculty or staff
  • Only courses in which service-learning is required for all students will receive the service-learning designation
  • To receive the designation, the course must include the service-learning requirement every time it is taught