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Service-Learning Extra Credit Option

Students may earn zero to four credit hours for approved Service-Learning activities directly connected to the content and objectives of any Miami University course. If you are interested in creating your own Service-Learning experience please email communityengagement@miamioh.edu and request the Service-Learning Extra Credit Option forms. Alternatively, you can stop by the Office of Community Engagement and Service to pick them up. You will also need the Independent Study Form (PDF 248 KB), available from the OneStop - Independent Studies page.

Policies and Procedures

The student is responsible for initiating and gaining approval of the Service-Learning extra credit option by following steps 1 through 4 below.

The instructor will determine whether the proposed work represents an extra credit hour (or hours) and if their teaching schedules and related professional activities will permit them to sponsor and monitor these projects.

The Office of Community Engagement and Service will determine if the proposed work qualifies for the Service-Learning designation. Once approved, OCES will submit the Independent Study Form to the Registrar.

  1. Student initiates Service-Learning extra credit proposal to course instructor
  2. If the instructor agrees to sponsor the proposed Service-Learning extra credit option, the student, instructor, and other relevant individuals, complete:
    1. Service-Learning Extra Credit Agreement Form
    2. Learning Activities and Evaluation procedures document
    3. Memorandum of Understanding (if an MOU with the organization is not already on file with the Office of Community Engagement and Service)
    4. Independent Study Form
  3. Student scans or makes copies of the completed forms/documents above and submits them to all signatories of the Service-Learning extra credit Agreement form. Submit the original copies of all documents to the Office of Community Engagement and Service. Student should also keep copies for their own records.
  4. The Office of Community Engagement and Service will review the proposal and, if approved, will submit the Independent Study form to the Registrar. Please note that Service-Learning experiences using the Extra Credit Option must still meet the criteria of Service-Learning