Every school at Duquesne has a unique plan for how its students meet their core curriculum service-learning requirement.
Don't know which service-learning class you should take? Try these steps:
- Talk with your advisor to find out which service-learning classes your school and/or major prefer or require to fulfill the core curriculum
- Visit the list of Duquesne's 40+ service-learning classes
- Register for a class by searching the UCSL attribute in the Banner Course Registration System
It is unusual for students to transfer a class from another institution that satisfies Duquesne's service-learning requirement. If you have questions, contact Dr. Janie M. Harden Fritz, Director of the University Core Curriculum.
We encourage you to propose a course for the SL designation. Designations help students to know which classes will have a community-engaged learning component and help indicate the classes in which faculty are choosing to innovate their teaching. Proposals are reviewed by a committee of faculty who evaluate the degree to which the proposed class meets the University's criteria for service-learning.
Want to propose a new class? Follow these steps:
- Secure support from your department chair and/or dean to propose a class for the UCSL designation.
- Review the University Core Criteria for Service-Learning Classes and the review rubric the UCSL committe uses when making decisions about proposals.
- Review additional resources offered by the committee and Office of Service-Learning: statement on appropriate community partners, statement on student preparation for community work, faculty guide to service-learning (includes 30 pages of syllabus excerpts), and service-learning syllabus template.
- Feel free to discuss your proposal with the Director of the Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research or any of the review committee memebers.
- Finalize your proposal, which should include a copy of the course syllabus and any other documentation that describes the service-learning component (e.g., Blackboard documents, additional handouts, web pages).
- Email your final proposal with all attachments to Dr. Lina Dostilio, who will forward the proposal to the committee for review.
Important dates: We encourage early submissions to allow time for any needed revisions.
- To have a proposal considered for the Spring or Summer semesters, please submit a final proposal no later than September 15th. This allows the committee enough time to review and discuss the proposal prior to the Spring class pre-registration date.
- To have a proposal consiered for the Fall semester, please submit a final proposal no later than February 15th. This allows the committee enough time to review and discuss the proposal prior to the Summer/Fall class pre-registration date.