To ensure quality service learning experiences for our students and community partners, and to ensure that faculty members utilizing service learning pedagogy are well-supported, Tulane University requires that all service-learning courses undergo a peer-review process. Whether you are interests in submitting or renew a traditional service-learning course or developing an independent study course for a small group of students, these academic experiences must be submitted for review.
Faculty interested in teaching a CPS service learning course should complete the online application form and submit it to CPS at least one semester prior to implementation.
The Center appreciates faculty members who make an ongoing commitment to community by offering service-learning courses each year. Each semester, all submitted courses must be renewed. If substantial changes to either the structure of the course (i.e., learning objectives, evaluation procedures, etc.) or the service activity have been made, the course will be re-evaluated by the Joint Newcomb Tulane College - Center for Public Service Curriculum Committee.
The deadlines for renewing service-learning proposals for the Spring semester are usually in October, and for the Fall offerings in early March. All previously taught courses can be renewed here.
Through the public service independent study option, CPS encourages faculty members to utilize students in their community-based research or projects. This option provides students the opportunity to conduct impactful work in the community while gaining course credit and completing the 2nd tier of the public service graduation requirement. The faculty-developed independent studies are typically faculty driven research projects that utilize multiple undergraduate students are research or project assistants. Faculty interested in this option should complete the online submission form. Please email Dr. Myriam Huet with any questions.
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