‚ÄčThe Landis Center for Community Engagement has created a suggested timeline to help guide faculty through the logistical elements of community-based learning and research:

  • 60 days preceding the anticipated community-based learning and research experience:
    • Meet with Landis Center to discuss course vision and aims, align course outcomes with community engagement outcomes, and identify a community¬† partner

  • 30 days preceding anticipated community-based learning and research experience:
    • Discuss transportation options with Landis Center
    • Schedule van orientation for student drivers with the Landis Center
    • If course requires background clearances, notify students of this requirement
    • Forward class roster to Sarah Morgan so she may reach out to students regarding clearances
    • Conduct a site visit at community partner organization and outline expectations and terms of the project and partnership
    • Work with Landis Center and community partner to draft a Memorandum of Understanding (if one does not already exist)
  • 2 weeks preceding the anticipated community-based learning and research experience:
    • Establish deadlines for clearances, transportation requests, volunteer agreements, etc.
    • Submit final volunteer schedule to Landis Center for Community Engagement
    • Identify student drivers and forward Driving of College-Insured Vehicles Driver Approval Process instructions
    • Submit transportation request to the Landis Center for Community Engagement
    • Finalize Memorandum of Understanding
    • Schedule student orientation with community partner, facilitated by the Landis Center for Community Engagement
  • During the community-based learning and research experience:
    • Communicate regularly with community partner and Landis Center to ensure that expectations and goals are being met on all sides
    • Check in periodically with students to evaluate any concerns
    • Conduct reflection sessions with or without Center assistance
  • At the end of the community-based learning and research experience:
    • Meet with community partner and Landis Center to discuss strengths and challenges of the project
    • Work with Landis Center to distribute evaluations to students
    • Complete faculty experience evaluation
    • Meet with Landis Center and/or community partner to discuss future partnerships