Quality Enhancement Plan: Engagment Drives GPC Education

The following are best practices for integrating service learning / community-based research into the curriculum:

1.Understand the needs of your community
2.Encourage “student voice” in activity / project development
3.Identify which needs your students can address
4.Match needs to course objectives / SLOs
5.Identify an assignment for service learning to replace
6.Determine how service learning will be offered (group/individual; mandatory/alternative assignment)
7.Design the service learning opportunity, including number of hours to be served, pre-service assignments, and reflection and civic responsibility activities
8.Add service learning to the syllabus
9.Recognize your students and celebrate with students and community

Please refer to Framing the Service Learning Experience for additional information.