Service-Learner's Checklist

Million BonesThis page contains instructions and links to everything you'll need when completing Community-Based Learning in your class! There are two types of Community-Based Learning experiences -- one is Student-Driven (where you choose your own site and need to complete a time log of hours served) and the other is a Whole-Class experience (where everyone in your class has the same community partner and you don't need to record your hours). Please scroll down to the site that matches what you're doing in the classroom.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email cel@inverhills.edu or your instructor for clarification. 

Student-Driven Community-Based Learning


(Use this checklist if you are choosing your own Community Partner site and need to complete a time log of hours served)

Complete BEFORE first day of Service

  1. Complete Community-Based Learning's Student Registration Form.
  2. Get Familiar with your Community-Based Learning experience.
    •    View Introduction to Community-Based Learning Video.
    •    Read instructor’s description of your course’s Service-Learning  experience  and  expectations. (This can often be found in the course syllabus.) Discuss any questions with your instructor.
  3. Find and Contact a Community Partner!
    •    Read descriptions of Community Partner sites to determine the site at which you’d like to work. (Contact your instructor with questions about what sites match your course goals.) You can also use the Quicklist to find out where the Community Partner is located (and if they’re on a bus route), if day/evening/weekend hours are available, how many hours of commitment they require...etc.
    •    Contact Site. Read through Phone Call Tips and Scripts and Email Template before contacting.
  4.  Complete Community-Based Learning Agreement after talking with a Community Partner
    •    Fill out the Community-Based Learning Agreement and ask your Community Partner to sign and approve the agreement.
    •    Turn in signed Community-Based Learning Agreement to your Instructor for approval. (Your instructor will send the completed form to the Community-Based Learning department.)
  5. Print off the Time Log and record your hours throughtout your service.

                   **You MUST complete everything above BEFORE starting your service.**

Complete AFTER Community-Based Learning Experience

  1. Turn in completed (and signed) Time Log to your Instructor.
  2. Complete end-of-semester Community-Based Learning Survey. (This is an anonymous survey; it will be available during the last three weeks of the semester.)

 

Whole-Class Community-Based Learning


(Use this checklist if everyone in your class has the same Community Partner for Community-Based Learning and you don't need to record your hours)

Complete BEFORE first day of Service

  1.  Complete Community-Based Learning’s Student Registration Form.
  2.  Get familiar with your Community-Based Learning experiene.
    •    View Introduction to Community-Based Learning Video.
    •    Read instructor’s description of your course’s Community-Based Learning experience and expectations. (This can often be found in the course syllabus.) Discuss any questions you may have with your instructor.
  3.  Complete Community-Based Learning Agreement. (This should then be turned in to your instructor.)          

   ** You MUST complete everything above BEFORE starting your service.**

Complete AFTER Community-Based Learning Experience

  1.  Complete end-of-semester Community-Based Learning Survey. (This is an anonymous survey; it will be available during the last three weeks of the semester.)

              

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