Step 2: Select an Academic Department & Faculty Advisor
Academic Department: Select the academic department you would like to receive the credit from.
This academic discipline will be listed on your transcript, so please keep this in mind when making your selection.
Faculty Member: You should also select the faculty member in the department that you would like to have serve as your advisor from the approved faculty list.
Visit the Center for Community & Civic Engagement if you need assistance selecting a department and/or selecting an approved faculty member.
Understanding the Requirements
How Am I Graded?
You will need to complete 50 hours of service for each academic credit hour. To demonstrate completion of the learning components you will need to participate in:
The classroom assignments include developing a learning plan, keeping a reflective journal, writing an analytical paper and completing a formal evaluation after you complete your hours at the Service-Learning site.
Once you have agreed to participate in a Service-Learning project, the Agency or Organization to which you have donated your time will be counting on you. You will be expected to show up on the days you are scheduled, complete your assigned tasks in a timely manner, maintain a professional attitude throughout your service, observe the dress code, respect any confidentiality rules that apply, and seek advice if you are uncertain about something.
Schedule progress meetings with your faculty supervisor at least twice during the semester. You will want your Supervisor to read your journal, provide you with feed back and advice, and make sure that you are on track with your learning plan.
There are also mandatory reflective sessions during the semester. Those reflective sessions are determined by your Faculty Supervisor. Please be sure to discuss the details thoroughly so you understand what is required of you.
Find Help & Support
Your faculty adviser will be determined by the academic area in which you want to earn credit. The Center for Community & Civic Engagement office staff can help you find a faculty advisor from the discipline or area of focus
Find your area of academic interest under the "discipline" heading. Then go across the list to find the name and phone number of your faculty adviser. Many of the faculty advisers have a link to their e-mail address after their name.
Center for Community & Civic Engagement Staff
The Service-Learning staff will assist you through the orientation (if needed) and provide support throughout your Service-Learning project.
Contact Vickie Gallegos by phone or email.
Your Site Supervisor is there to provide you guidance while on site so you have a successful service experience. Your site supervisor will work with the Service-Learning staff to be sure you complete the necessary forms to receive credit for the completion of your project.