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Important Announcement

Due to current COVID-19 Federal, State and County restrictions, we strongly recommend that students search for and chose virtual service learning opportunities, when at all possible. If an in-person service learning opportunity is necessary to complete required hours, CSUSM students may participate in on-site service learning activities in the State of California provided the student and the organization follow current Federal, State, and County public health guidelines effective May 19, 2020. Organizations will be required to submit evidence they are in compliance with public health guidelines. If have any questions, please contact the Office of Service Learning.

Remote Service Learning Resources

View: Service Learning in the Era of COVID-19: Creating Project-Based Experiences

View: Remote Service Learning Webinar

Read: Remote Service Learning Resources and Best Practices

Our Goals

The Office of Service Learning is here to support faculty in the following ways:

  • One-on-one consultation on syllabus design
  • Customized community partner matching
  • Service Learning workshops
  • Mixers: semi-structured networking with approved community partners
  • Processing required contracts and insurance for new community partners
  • Classroom presentation led by student ambassadors (request a classroom presentation)

Effective May 19, 2020, CSUSM students may participate in on-site internships and/or service learning activities in the State of California provided the student and the organization follow current Federal, State, and County public health guidelines. Organizations will be required to submit evidence they are in compliance with public health guidelines.  If you are interested in participating in an on-site internship outside the State of California, contact the Office of Service LearningPlease contact your faculty or the Office of Service Learning if you have questions.

Manage your Service Learning class with the Service Learning & Internship Placement Database. 

The Service Learning and Internship Placement Database will allow you to:

  1. Narrow the sites associated with your course. When your students log in, they will only see the sites you determine. If you do nothing, students will default to seeing all Service Learning designated sites in the database.
  2. Monitor which students have successfully made a placement at a site.
  3. Email all students in your class with updates or reminders about Service Learning assignments.

For more detailed information about how to navigate the database, view the Faculty User Guide.

If you have questions about the Service Learning and Internship Database, please contact the Service Learning Faculty Director, Carol Cujec at (760) 750-7009 or ccujec@csusm.edu