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, Tulane University requires that all service-learning 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 CPS at least one semester prior to implementation.
1. If your course has never been taught (with or without service learning), it should first be submitted to your respective school for review and approval. Your department is responsible for submitting the course (without service learning) to the registrar.
2. Once approved or while undergoing approval by your school, submit your service learning syllabus and proposal to CPS's online application form. The Curriculum Committee of CPS and Newcomb Tulane College (NTC) will offer peer review of service learning courses in an ongoing process. They will make suggestions for improvement and review revised syllabi. Faculty representing CPS and NTC Curriculum Committee will review the proposals 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 receive the final approval.
3. Once the sections have been approved, CPS will inform the registrar's office of the service learning sections to be listed in the schedule of courses. 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.
The deadline to submit proposals for Fall 2016 is March 1st, 2016.
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