The instructor, student, and community partner work together to match course learning objectives with agency service needs.
In some cases, the instructor and community partner co-create the service project and present it to the students in the course.
In other cases, the learning objectives are established by the instructor and student, then fine tuned through a discussion between the student and community partner.
To earn academic credit for Community Based Learning (CBL), students are expected to provide 30-45 hours of work to the community partner (on-site or on task) for every academic credit.
Students reflect on their learning from the service work, often through written work, presentations, or on-going class discussions. Students may occasionally ask questions of host organization staff related to their reflections.