The SL Designation is not a permanent designation. It is done on a semester basis. No change to the course description is needed, and you can experiment with SL but you are not committing to anything if you simply try it during a particular semester.
Professors can submit their courses for SL Designation to CSRC during the month of February (for fall semester) or during September (for spring semester).
Registrar need our finalization for SL Designated courses
Faculty who are teaching a course with a service-learning component and want the SL designation for their course, should follow this process:
*If your course has an optional only SL assignment, you should still follow the parameters, but cannot receive the SL designation.
Please contact Linda Drake, Executive Director of CSRC, with questions at 607-436-2633.
*The Academic Service-Learning Faculty Handbook, written by Wendy Lascell, Geography Department is also available
Service-Learning Program Options For Faculty Members
Look at the document above, for the parameters required for a SL course. This applies to courses with a required or optional SL components.
Service opportunities are arranged in coordination with the CSRC. The CSRC already has established community partners but if there is another community partner you have in mind, the CSRC is happy to work with you on establishing an effective and collaborative relationship.
Things to consider when developing a SL component: