Resources for Faculty Teaching a Community-Based Learning (formerly Academic Service-Learning) Designated Course or Community Engaged Learning Course

How Do I Incorporate Community-Based Learning Pedagogy into My Course?

For assistance with incorporating community-based learning pedagogy into your course, contact Phillip Motley, Faculty Fellow for Community-Based Learning.

How Do I Find a Community Partner?

For assistance with finding a community partner, contact Sara Beth Hardy, Assistant Director of Community Partnerships.

How Should My Students Track Their Service Hours?

Phoenix Serve is Elon’s community engagement platform connected with Phoenix Connect. Phoenix Serve connects students, staff, and faculty with service opportunities on-campus and with our Alamance County community partners and beyond. Utilize the platform to create service opportunities, find service opportunities, to validate service hours, and track your impact. Hours submitted via Phoenix Serve are verified by system administrators and/or community partners and end up on your Elon Experiences Transcript. For information, visit the Phoenix Serve website. For assistance with Phoenix Serve, contact Kyle Anderson, Associate Director.

What If My Students Are Working with Minors?

Prior to working with minors, students are required to complete the Protection of Minors training course that includes a short quiz that requires a minimum passing score of 80%. Students can screenshot or print their certificate to verify completion and share with their professor. Here are the links to the required modules:

Click here for course access for employees, students or affiliates of Elon University
Click here for course access for individuals not employed or affiliated with Elon University

What If My Students Are Working at a Local School?

Students working at a local school may be required to submit and pass a background check. Please contact Lesley Henry, Director of Education Outreach and Director of Collegiate Start.

How Can I Begin to Facilitate Reflection in My Classroom?

The Facilitating Integration and Reflection of the Elon Experiences (FIRE2) Toolkit is intended to foster students’ self-reflection and mentoring conversations with peers, staff, and faculty in order to deepen students’ Elon Experiences. Click here to view question sets you can use to help students reflect on their community-based learning experience.

Is There a Volunteer Agreement That I Can Share with My Students?

Click here to access a copy of the Kernodle Center for Civic Life volunteer agreement.

Are There Funds Available to Help Support My Work with Community Partners?

Community Partnerships Initiative Grants are made possible through funding from the Frueauff Foundation. These mini-grants provide teams of faculty, students, and community agencies financial support to launch collaborative projects.

Click here for the Community Partnerships Initiative Faculty Grant Application

How Do I Create a Mutually Beneficial Partnership with My Community Partner?

Click here for the Elon Community Partnerships Conversation Guide designed to assist with the creation of mutually beneficial partnerships between campus and community.

Creating a Community-Based Learning (formerly Academic Service-Learning) Designated Course

For assistance in completing a Community-Based Learning (formerly Academic Service-Learning) Course Application, contact Phillip Motley, Faculty Fellow for Community-Based Learning .