Criteria to Design a Community Learning Course

  • Introduce students to the principles of community learning.
  • Require students to complete no less than 10 hours per academic term of direct academically relevant community service.
  • Require students to integrate the learning derived from service with subject matter outcomes through relevant activities such as guided discussions journal assignments, written assignments, and/or class presentations.
  • Evaluate students' abilities to integrate the learning derived from service with subject matter outcomes, not merely on performance of community activities. This evaluation should contribute directly to student grades.

The Center for Community Learning & Leadership offers workshops on community learning course development and presents activities for community partnering.