Resources for Faculty Teaching an Academic Service-Learning Designated Course or Community Engaged Learning Course

How Do I Incorporate Service-Learning Pedagogy into My Course?

For assistance with incorporating service-learning pedagogy into your course, contact Phillip Motley, Faculty Fellow for Service-Learning and Community Engagement.

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.

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 Grant Application
Click here for the Community Partnerships Initiative Rolling Grant Application

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

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Creating an Academic Service-Learning Designated Course

For assistance in completing an Academic Service Learning Course Application, contact Phillip Motley, Faculty Fellow for Service-Learning and Community Engagement.