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California State University, Dominguez Hills

Community Service-Learning Course Designation Policy

The CSUDH Office of Community Service Learning is committed to providing and facilitating opportunities for students to integrate academic study with active participation in community programs that address the needs and interests of the Los Angeles region.

As approved by the Academic Senate Executive Committee (Spring, 2003), a community service-learning course at CSUDH is defined as “A course that incorporates at least 15 hours of course-related community service with reflection activities to enhance students’ understanding of course content, self-awareness, and civic engagement.”

The Scheduling Office has arranged for community service-learning course sections to be identified in course schedules with the footnote “26,” which informs students of designated service-learning courses and facilitates identification of service-learning courses in the APDB report to the Chancellor’s office.

Instructors intending to conduct courses meeting the definition of a “community service-learning course” as stated are advised to inform their department support so that the designation can be included in the course database. Alternatively, instructors may contact the Office of Community Service-Learning at (310)243-2438 for inclusion.

Instructors are also advised to contact the Office of Community Service-Learning for purposes of course collaboration, faculty development opportunities, student development opportunities, community agency networking, and to ensure that their course fully meets the definition of a “community service-learning course.”

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Last Updated: April 29, 2008