What are the 4 degrees of service-learning that must be entered in the Non-Traditional Format field?

When creating a new course proposal or a course change, you will select the Service-Learning S designation radio button on the first screen. Clicking on the Service-Learning Course (S) link will bring up a pop-up window with instructions and text that can be cut and pasted into the Non-Traditional Format field on the “level” or “degree” of service-learning.

You will be asked to determine the “degree” of service-learning in the course based on a four-degree scale listed below. Please paste the appropriate text into the Non-Traditional Format field.  Other information customized to the course may also be included.

Cut and paste one of these degrees into the Non-Traditional Format field in the CAPA process.

  1.     Course includes a service-learning project during the semester that either employs skills or knowledge learned in the course or teaches new skills or knowledge related to course objectives. Student engagement in the service-learning component will be up to 25% of overall instruction time.
  2.     Course includes a service-learning project during the semester that either employs skills or knowledge learned in the course or teaches new skills or knowledge related to course objectives. Students will be involved in the planning and implementation of the project(s) and may spend time outside of the classroom. Students will be engaged in the service-learning component for approximately 25-50% of overall instructional time.
  3.     Course includes a service-learning project during the semester that either employs skills or knowledge learned in the course or teaches new skills or knowledge related to course objectives. Students will be involved in the planning and implementation of the project(s) and may spend time outside of the classroom. Students will be engaged in the service-learning component for approximately 50-75% of overall instructional time.
  4.     Course includes a service-learning project during the semester that either employs skills or knowledge learned in the course or teaches new skills or knowledge related to course objectives. The course uses service-learning as the primary pedagogical tool for teaching course objectives. Students will work on a comprehensive project(s) and may be required to send considerable time outside the classroom. Students will be engaged in the service-learning component for approximately 75-100% of overall instructional time.