Service Learning Course Approval
Faculty members interested in submitting new courses,
click HERE for instructions.
The deadline to submit proposals for Fall 2011 is March 6, 2011.
The CPS Curriculum Committee recommends that the following be added to service learning syllabi as a Learning Objective:
"Students become engaged and provide service to the community with measurable outcomes such as: completion of hours; reflection assignments; and/or completion of a final project related to their service learning assignment."
In order 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, the CPS Executive Committee requires that all CPS courses undergo a peer-review process. Faculty interested in teaching a CPS service learning course should complete the online application form and submit it to the CPS Executive Committee at least one semester prior to implementation.
The Executive Committee is made up of a variety of Tulane Faculty representing a wide range of departments. Their peer review of service learning courses is an ongoing process. They will make suggestions for improvement and review revised syllabi.
After service learning sections have been approved by the CPS curriculum committee, CPS will forward the proposals to the Newcomb-Tulane College Curriculum Committee (NTC-CCC). NTC-CCC will review the proposal within a week of receipt and will work with CPS to address any queries or concerns. Once CPS has resolved any discrepancies and/or requested revisions from faculty, the proposals will be resubmitted to NTC-CCC for approval. Once the sections have been approved by NTC-CCC, CPS will inform the registrar's office of the sections to be listed in the schedule of courses, as approved by NTC-CCC. At this point the class will be listed in the course listings as a service learning course that fulfills (one tier of) the Public Service Graduation Requirement.