Set Service Learning Goals in the Syllabus

"As a representative of Mott and participating in service learning, I felt I was giving, not only to the community, but back to Mott which has given so much to me."

— Student

What elements should a Service Learning Syllabus contain?

  • Include community service as an expressed goal that are directly connected to the course objectives.
  • Describe the nature of the community service or project.
  • Specify the roles and responsibilities of students in the service project, (e.g., transportation, time, community contacts).
  • Define the needs the service meets.
  • Specify how students will be expected to demonstrate what they have learned from the service/project.
  • Present course assignments that link the community service and the course content.
  • Include a description of the reflective process.
  • Include a description of the quality of workmanship expected and how the students work may be publicly showcased.