Below is a suggested list of questions that should be considered when developing an academic service-learning syllabus:
Exemplary academic service-learning syllabi should:
Include service as an expressed goal
Clearly define how the service experience will be measured and what will be measured
Describe the nature of the service placement and/or project
Specify how students will be expected to demonstrate what they have learned in the placement/project (journal, papers, and presentations).
Present course assignments that link the service placement and the course content
Include a description of the reflective process
Here is a list of other resources that can assist you in constructing a strong service-learning syllabus
Campus Compact (Service-learning syllabi arranged by discipline)
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH maintains a growing collection of service-learning syllabi and course materials).
In addition to these resources, the Center for Civic Engagement maintains numerous examples of Binghamton University academic service-learning syllabi.
Last Updated: 8/28/14