Quality Enhancement Plan - Engagement Drives GPC Education
The following documents should be used for all community-based learning
activities at Georgia Perimeter College:
The Community-based Learning Enrollment form serves as an agreement among
the student, the faculty member, and the community-based organization.
The document outlines the reponsibilities of each party and provides
the framework for the service learning / community-based research experience including the
number of hours to be served, personal learning objectives, and course
learning objectives. Because this document acts as both a photo release and as a liability waiver, a copy of the completed and signed
enrollment form should be kept by the student, the faculty member, the
community-based orgnization, and the Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan (OQEP).
The Community-based Learning Time Sheet is the official document that
records actual hours served at a community-based ogranization. The
time sheet should be completed each time a student provides service at
a community-based organization. A copy of the final timesheet should be
submitted to the Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan at the end of the academic term.
The Community-based Learning Student Guide provides practical information to students who are participating in a service learning activity. Students should read the Community-based Learning Student Guide in its entirety prior to participating in any service learning activity. Topics include the following: topics to ask community partners, approaching the volunteer coordinator, your responsibilities as a community-based learner, GPC QEP Office contact information, and trouble shooting.
If you are taking your entire class to a service site, the activity may be considered a field trip. Please take time to review GPC's Field Trip Policy and complete the GPC Field Trip Form if necessary.