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This discussion paper will help you envision best-practices service-learning components that avoid common pitfalls encountered in service-learning course design.

Use this checklist to create meaningful, rigorous service-learning opportunities for your students.

Please note that Georgia Southern University asks that students engaged in service-learning complete this waiver prior to their work.

Agencies that serve vulnerable populations require background checks of student volunteers. Georgia Southern University Human Resources offers an online, free background check service only for students. Detailed instructions for how to request a background check are available at this link. Allow 2 weeks for background check processing.

Service-Learning Handbook for Faculty

Information about links to service-learning journals and articles, sample dress code and student contracts, student background check forms and logging volunteer hours, sample syllabi, the required university waiver, facilitating and grading reflection and discussion of the service-learning pedagogy.

Georgia Southern Service-Learning Course Development

Email the Faculty Fellow for your college or Dr. Urkovia Andrews for help

  • Developing your service-learning component
  • Finding a community partner
  • Applying for a Service-Learning Facilitator
  • Finding service-learning colleagues on campus

Last updated: 8/28/2020