Service-Learning and COVID-19 Guidelines

Posted by HE-SL Listserv on July 28, 2020

Recent posting on the HE-SL (Higher Education-Service-Learning) listserv:

There are a number of documents that almost every institution is probably creating at the moment to move forward on community engagement in the fall.  These include a student waiver, COVID-19 guidance/protocols for students volunteering in the fall, and guidance/protocols for community organizations.  Does anyone have resources to share (templates) on these three areas so we are not all re-inventing the wheel?

Here are responses:

Here’s what we currently have in place for the fall at University of Central Arkansas. Our office supports service-learning faculty in planning curricular service-learning, but we also support co-curricular service for individual students and student organizations, so we developed this guidance for all of those stakeholders:

We are shifting to a trimester model at Brown University for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Swearer Center is working diligently to ensure that we continue to facilitate community engagement and engaged scholarship – safely and remotely – with students, faculty, and community partners. We drafted principles to help frame our work in light of our values and goals, as well as Guidelines for Community Engagement Programs ( to follow for the coming semester.

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