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Service Learning Guidelines

Site Placement Expectations

•    Look at the guidelines for the specific agency below.
•    Visit the agency's Web site before you begin your service (if applicable)
•    If any problems or conflicts arise between you and the agency you are serving, contact Sr. Joan IMMEDIATELY. (x4791 or kerleyjl@lemoyne.edu)

Le Moyne Office of Service-Learning Expectations

•    Let Sr. Joan make the first contact with the agency you will be volunteering/doing service-learning with.
•    Fill out required paperwork from the agencies and return to appropriate people in a timely manner.
•    Transportation arrangements are YOUR responsibility! They should be made a week in advance. Please contact Sr. Joan to be put on the schedule for the service van. (No student may ride in the van if s/he is not on the schedule.)
•    If evaluations are a part of your service, please see that they are to the appropriate people in a timely manner.
•    If your service requires a letter of introduction, please notify Sr. Joan in a timely manner and make sure you bring the letter to your agency at your first meeting.

Children

•    Be careful of physical contact: avoid hugging, rough housing, etc.
•    Talk to your supervisor if you suspect any type of abuse.
•    You are a role model: use professional language & behaviors.

Confidentiality

•    What happens at the agency, stays at the agency
•    Do not identify people by name in reports/discussions
•    Problems or concerns?
     Talk privately with Sr. Joan or your professor

Course Credit (for Service-Learning Only)

•    Given for REFLECTION, not service
•    Check with your professor for set hours or specific project and attendance & behavior policies
•    If a student does not follow the agency's procedures or fails to notify the agency if s/he is unable to attend, the student may be dismissed from the agency and, thus, not be able to complete the service-learning requirement for the class.
•    Sr. Joan will notify both the student and the professor of the course if an agency contacts her with concerns about a student's behavior.