Questions to Consider When Designing an ASL Course
will this service-learning course fit into your research and scholarship
much experience do you have with service-learning and community partnerships?
Do I need help getting started?
types of experiences are the best fit for my type of class? What types of
organizations might benefit from a partnership with my course?
kinds of preparation will my students need in order to participate in the
service-learning course; how will I participate in that facilitation?
are the learning objectives for this course?
do the outcomes from the service learning experience relate to the course
types of activities will connect the service learning experience to the course
will the service experience be documented and assessed?
you need assistance in the identification of community partners?
What role will the community partner play in the development and implementation of
will you engage the community partner in evaluating the student and the course?
will the community partner benefit from the service learning project?
community need is being addressed, and who is identified it as a priority?
will be the relationship between community partners, the university, the
department, faculty, and students once the course has been completed? Do
options for ongoing collaborations exist?
will be the specific role of the student?
will the service-learning experience make the course more valuable and meaning
to the student?
will the service-learning experience affect students’ future civic engagement
and professional goals?
Adapted from the Purdue University Service-Learning Faculty Course Design Handbook