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Forms and Documents

While service learning projects have endless variety, most engage a few basic resources. Student contracts, best-practice handbooks and reflection worksheets are a few examples of the service learning 'functional canon.' Below, you'll find forms and file templates which can be adapted to your particular service learning project.



Forms

Student service learning contract (pdf) -  a service learning contract template to be signed by students, professors and site supervisors before engaging a community-based project.

Service learning planning worksheet (pdf) - a planning worksheet to help reflect on the goals and implementation of service learning in a course. While written for faculty, it might be better-used in class (if the service learning project is developed with the students) or with students one-on-one (in the case of service learning internships.)

 

Documents

Principles of Good Practice (pdf) -  from the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning: a ten-point list of things to do and avoid in service learning. An easy tool to help shape a conscientious approach to community engagement.

The Anonymous Public Servant (pdf) - Professor Megan Muthupandiyan's piece on what it means to be a public servant and how community-based learning fosters public service.

Accumulated Guidelines from and for Duffy Partnerships Participants (pdf) - A 3 page document of basic guidelines for students starting work in the community, by Carol Wickersham.

Community-Based Learning for Beginners: Some Considerations and Suggestions (pdf) - A 5 page document by Carol Wickersham, intended for faculty who are interested in, or already working with the community.