As part of EFSC's commitment to provide a safe and positive college experience for every student, EFSC now requires all currently enrolled students to participate in an important online training program called "Think About It." Visit the course information page to learn more about its content and login to the myEFSC Portal before the December 1 deadline to begin the course.

EFSC Faculty: Service-Learning Steps for Involvement

Step 1: Meet with Center for Service-Learning Director or Regional Coordinator
  • Review guidelines, Faculty Guide, and syllabi samples.

Step 2: If you choose to do course component, decide on best fit for your course(s).
  • Evaluative criteria, appropriate service sites or projects, number of service hours required, written or verbal reflection methods.

  • What extra points or percentage of grade involved?  In lieu of what?

Step 3: Choosing to include a reflection component.
  • What are reflection activities and the rationale for inclusion?

  • How will activity increase or enhance learning through the community service experience?

Step 4: Include Service-Learning in your syllabus or promulgate as addendum.

Step 5: If appropriate, arrange for CSL staff person to speak in class(es) about community opportunities and other process information.

Step 6: Distribute Service-Learning Status Form about week five or six of the term.

Step 7: If using reflection component, include at least one feedback session/debriefing session near the end of the students' assignments.

Step 8: Complete the service-learning component assessment form and discuss with Service-Learning Director or Regional Coordinator

Step 9: Distribute and collect student service-learning questionnaires and forward to Center for Service-Learning.

Step 10: Share exemplary journal excerpts with Center for Service-Learning (with student permission).