Support for CBL Courses
Social Action and Integrative Learning supports faculty implementing service-learning and other forms of community based learning pedagogy in their courses. Contact the Community Based Learning Coordinator, Shauna Rigaud for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Assistance identifying local community organizations to establish new campus/community partnerships.
- Individual consultation on course design and integration of service and critical reflection into class discussion and assignments.
- Assistance with student registration for optional fourth-credit or independent study credits.
- Assistance for students enrolled in the course, including a course-specific page on our website with contact information for your approved community partners.
- Provide the forms and process the paperwork required to assure appropriate risk management and liability coverage (students can download a packet from our website).
- Collect end of semester evaluations from community partners and students.
- Course promotion website and social media.
- Faculty can receive the following reports:
- Beginning of semester spreadsheet of community organization placement for each student and site supervisor contact information.
- End of semester evaluations of the students by their site supervisors.
- End of semester evaluations of the service-learning placement by students.
- The Mason CBL Faculty Guide is available in either PDF or Wiki form. The wiki is an ever-expanding source of resources available for download. Consider contributing to it yourself: masoncblfaculty.pbworks.com
- The CBL Faculty Learning Group meets monthly to share ideas and support.
- The SAIL Blog is an excellent forum for students to share their reflections on these experiences with a broader Mason audience: https://sailgmu1.wordpress.com/.
Field Studies assists faculty with planning and logistics involved in incorporating off-site work in Mason classes. The center is an excellent resource for faculty using any kind of experiential learning that takes students beyond the campus, including Community-Based Learning.