Faculty may apply for the Service-Learning (SL) designation by submitting their completed Service-Learning Course Self-Evaluation Form and current course syllabus to the Office of Community Engagement and Service (OCES) at CommunityEngagement@MiamiOH.edu.
The Service-Learning Designation Committee (SLDC) meets once per semester to review and approve submitted syllabi. The SL designation applies for three years, after which faculty need only resubmit the current SL course syllabus to the SLDC for re-approval. The SL designation is granted only to the faculty member who requests it, not all sections of the course.
October 1, 2013 - Syllabi for Spring 2014 Service-Learning courses due to SLDC
February 1, 2014 - Syllabi for Summer and Fall 2014 Service-Learning courses due to SLDC
Service-Learning Coordination and Logistics for Non-Fee Assessed Courses
Most SL designated courses are NOT coordinated by the Office of Community Engagement and Service and are, therefore, NOT assessed a SL fee.
Service-Learning Coordination and Logistics for Fee Assessed Courses
For faculty who choose to have their Service-Learning course coordinated by the Office of Community Engagement and Service, a $50 Service-Learning fee will be charged to each student enrolled in the course. This SL fee functions like a laboratory or textbook fee and enables OCES to continue to offer services including, but not limited to:
- Providing transportation to and from service sites.
- Funding background checks and tracking attendance.
- Coordinating student placements through the use of the Online Engagement System, which allows students to sign up for SL experiences similar to how they register for classes. This makes signing up and tracking students very manageable for Miami students and community partners. In addition, SL students are able to complete the required Service-Learning Orientation online via Niihka.
- Brokering new, mutually beneficial partnerships that are course specific,
- Providing assistance with Memorandums of Understanding, Risk and Waivers forms, and other risk management practices.
- Providing specialized, one-on-one assistance to students, faculty, and community partners throughout the duration of the experience.
Faculty who choose not to embed Service-Learning into the course for all students may choose the option of a ‘plus one’ credit for students who wish to participate in service that is related to the course content. Please review the Service-Learning Extra Credit Form for deatiled intructions on how to offer this option for students.