The Steans Center offers resources and support as you plan, teach, and evaluate your CbSL Course. See our CbSL Course Development Timeline for a week-by-week breakdown of what to expect.
Logistics with Community Partners
- Community Partner Agreements: When a community
partner has been confirmed for your course, a Steans Center staff member will
send a Community Partner Agreement to the contact person at the organization.
All community partners must have a valid community partner agreement on file.
- Communication with Partners and with Steans: A Steans Program
Coordinator and Service Learning Coordinator will be assigned to your course.
They will facilitate community partner placement, provide resources on D2L, and
check in with you throughout the quarter. Faculty should also
make regular contact with their community partner(s) throughout the quarter to
check in about the students’ work onsite.
- Compliance: All CbSL partnerships must be in compliance with the university’s policies in relation
to all partnership agreements, the university's Protection of Minor Children
Policy, and the usage of university facilities and resources.
Logistics with students
- Hours tracking: Students in direct
service courses will self-report their hours through Campus Connect, using the
C2C Experience Tracking tool.
- Safety tips: The Steans Center provides
a list of community conduct and safety tips for students during Community Partner
- Service Speaks: Service
Speaks highlights the work of students, community partners, and faculty in
their efforts to advance social justice in the community. The Steans Center
invites you to participate in and learn from presentations and performances
related to critical social issues such as racism, homelessness, gender, and
Save the Date for the 13th Annual Service Speaks: Friday, May 29, 2020