Step 1: Confirm course is being taught as Service-Learning
Prior to the semester that you are planning on teaching your service-learning course, please submit the course confirmation form.
- September 1st for Spring courses
- February 1st for Fall course
Step 2: Community Partners
Refer to the list of community partners to verify if the organization that you are planning on partnering with is already confirmed University partner.
If the organization is not on the list, then they will need to complete the partnership procedure which can be found on the Community Partner website. Please send organizations to that page to complete the documentation.
If you need help finding community partners for your course, please contact Abbey Grimmer.
Step 3: Student waivers/agreements
All students must sign the appropriate waiver, release and indemnification agreement and student learning agreements. Faculty/staff are responsible for sending students the correct waivers based on the student’s placement. Students will need to know the organization they are being placed with before submitting the forms.
Students will need to complete the forms before they start their service. Once the student clicks on the link, they will be asked to enter their name and email address as well as the name and email address of their instructor. Next, the forms will open and the students will be able to sign all three forms in one spot. After completing the DocuSign forms, the student and the instructor will receive a copy of the signed forms.
Step 4: Sexual harassment and discrimination prevention training
Prior to the start of an internship, all students must complete university training on sexual harassment and discrimination prevention. This training is available in Canvas Commons. Please import the training module "UNR Internship and Service-Learning Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Training" into your Canvas Course from Canvas Commons. The training consists of readings followed by a quiz. Instructions on how to import the module from Canvas Commons can be found on the Canvas support page.
The next three steps are highly encouraged but are not required for teaching a service-learning course.
Step 5. Service-Learning Orientation
OSLCE offers 15 – 30 minute orientations for all service-learning classes. During the orientation, we cover service-learning basics, how to use GivePulse to track service hours. We strongly advise that each student receive a service-learning orientation. We can also customize the orientation to your course’s needs.
Additionally, there is a Service-Learning Orientation Module in Canvas that covers all the same information as the in-person orientation with a short 5 question quiz. This module can be found in Canvas commons under “Service-Learning Orientation” with Jordyn Green as the author. It has been set up so that you can import the module into your canvas course. Instructions on how to import the module from Canvas Commons can be found on the Canvas support page.
Step 6. GivePulse
GivePulse is a web-based scheduling and tracking platform. While it is not required for service-learning courses, it is helpful for students, faculty, and community partners to keep track and verify student service hours. We are offering one-on-one training for faculty interested in using GivePulse and will provide support with setting it up. GivePulse is already set up with your courses and enrolled students.
Step 7. Service-Learning Poster Showcase
Each semester OSLCE host a poster showcase. We encourage all service-learning students to present a poster about their service-learning experience. More information about the showcase can be found on the Showcase webpage.