Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Mailing Address:
Center for Public Service
Alcee Fortier Hall
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: 504-862-8060
Fax: 504-862-8061


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Service Learning Assistant Information for Faculty

Services SLAs Provide to Faculty Members

In addition to providing students with opportunities for enhanced leadership roles, the SLA
program provides faculty members with much needed logistical support. SLAs provide 8 - 10
hours per week of direct support designed to reduce the logistical and administrative challenges
associated with teaching a service-learning course. Some of the services SLAs can provide for
service learning course planning and implementation include:

  • Articulation and promotion of the purpose of service-learning to students in the courses they are assigned
  • Assistance with the coordination of students placements
  • Collection of relevant service-learning course documents
  • On-going problem solving support for peers
  • Assistance with refection activities
  • Analysis of community partner, faculty, and students mid-semester evaluations

All courses coordinated by a Service Learning Assistant are overseen by SLA Coordinator who
monitors the planning, development, and implementation of the course, providing feedback and
guidance to SLAs as necessary.

What We Ask of Faculty

  • Involvement in course development and implementation in accordance with best practices for service-learning
  • Regular weekly communication with assigned SLA
  • Participation in program evaluation

Memorandum of Understanding

The Center for Public Service asks that each SLA complete a Memorandum of Understanding
with his or her faculty mentor and CPS Senior Program Coordinator. CPS will provide the SLA
with a copy of this document during orientation at the beginning of the semester. Completion of
this MOU ensures that all parties understand what specific responsibilities have been assigned
to the SLA and helps the SLA determine how to best assist in creating a successful service
learning experience for students.

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