Recognition and Support for Faculty Who Teach Service-Learning Courses
Faculty members who wish to have one or more of their undergraduate courses designated as service-learning courses are entitled to the following:
- A maximum class size of 25 students*
- One (bankable) course release after teaching three service-learning courses (each must average at least 16 service-learning students); i.e., after teaching three service-learning courses with a total of at least 48 service-learning students in them
- Recognition through the annual update process and normal letters from one’s Department Chair and Dean for promotion/tenure files.
After teaching three designated service-learning courses (or one service-learning course three times), a faculty member is eligible for a bankable course release. The timing and details of the course release are to be negotiated between the faculty member and his/her Department Chair.
(Faculty teaching graduate level service-learning courses should consult with their Dean about the applicability of the above benefits.)