Partner with UMKC for Service-Learning
Community partners are half of the service-learning equation.
Understanding how to connect with faculty and students who do
service-learning work to meet your goals is a top priority of the
Program and one of the main purposes for Serve 2 Learn.
Using the links on the left you can enroll in Serve 2 Learn and
log-in to the site. More
information on service-learning for community partners is available below.
Working with students and faculty for service-learning differs from working
with volunteers. Here are some tips to planning effective service-learning
projects. They are organized to provide a series of steps in working with
UMKC’s Service-Learning Program and faculty members to plan service-learning
projects. Most of the steps can take place during one meeting with a
commitment to follow-up on next steps.
Begin with timing — what timetable of planning and projects works for
you and with the academic calendar?
Identify potential activities students could undertake for the
Determine the amount of time students will spend on service-learning
Identify objectives for student learning based on the service-learning
Delineate responsibilities for supervising students while at the
Discuss the academic calendar and community organization’s timeline
Determine how many students your organization can supervise — consider
student availability and your organization’s hours of operation
Talk about potential risks and how they might be managed
Clearly articulate desired outcomes, roles and expectations of each
partner --- community organization, faculty and students
Identify appropriate contacts and communication modes for keeping
partners informed of progress and for handling challenges that may arise
Add your information to
UMKC Serve 2 Learn
Have orientation sessions specific to the service-learning project
Serve 2 Learn page up-to-date!
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