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Frequently Asked Questions: Service Logs

General * Implementation Process * Risk Assessment *
Service-Learning Agreement
* Student Orientation * Learning Plan * Service Logs * Background Checks

Q: How can we verify and keep track of when each student is scheduled to be at a learning site? Are we obligated to keep track of the student’s hours?

A: Regardless of the process for tracking information electronically or manually, a process should be developed that allows the site supervisor to confirm that the hours and activities reported are accurate and provide the university with verification of where students have been placed during the term.

Q: When is it ever mandatory to use a sign-in sheet to track students’ hours?

A: When the university has agreed to classify the students as “CSU Volunteers” and cover workers’ compensation, which should be a rare occasion. The university or learning site will be asked to confirm that a given student was at the site doing his or her service at the time when an incident may have occurred.


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Last Updated: October 15, 2012