Welcome to the Community Based Learning Program. This semester you have embarked on a unique experiences where you will be connecting your course content with a community based learning placement. Students enrolled in courses with CBL components are required to follow a CBL placement selection and assignment process prior to attending a CBL placement. Each step is outlined below, and for each step, links to additional information that will be helpful for this process is available. Students who follow these steps precisely will have a more successful placement experience so please make sure you read everything carefully. NOTE: If at anytime during this process you need assistance, you should contact the CCE Office immediately. Any delay will prevent you from completing your required service hours and in turn will prevent you from completing any course related work tied to your placement.
Placement Selection and Assignment Process:
Each professor will discuss the CBL placement with students during their first class/seminar. After it is introduced, the placement process occurs as follows.
Step One: Placement Selection
Courses Requiring a Placement Preference Selection: These students will receive an email (from either the professor or the CBL Staff) with a link to the Student Placement Preference Form associated with their course. These students MUST complete this form ONLINE by Monday, 9/2/13, 4pm to select your top 4 choices of CBL placements specific to your course. All Student Placement Preference Forms are processed on a first come-first serve basis.
Courses NOT Requiring a Placement Preference Selection: The student placement site is pre-determined by the course or has been pre-arranged with the CBL Staff. These students must submit by Friday, 9/6/13, 4pm the Student Profile Form to provide the CBL office with information about the individual student and their placement that has already been pre-determined/arranged with either the professor of the CBL staff.
Step Two: Placement Assignment Email Notification
All Students will be notified of their CBL Placement and receive additional information via email by Friday, 9/6/13, 4pm
Step Three: Transportation Options
Students are required to read over and ask questions if needed the CCE Transportation Policy
In the placement assignment email there will be instructions on if transportation is pre-arranged by the professor or the CBL staff. If this is the case, all students over 18 years of age with a valid US issued driver’s license are strongly encouraged to become a Certified Driver and to rotate driving responsibilities. Students will be given two weeks’ after notification of placement decisions to complete the Driver Certification training and approval process through the Security & Safety office. If after two weeks there are no Certified Drivers within a group traveling, the vehicle reservation will be canceled and the student(s) will need to find their own transportation.
If Transportation is NOT Scheduled by the CCE Staff or the Professor, it is the individual student's responsibility to find transportation to and from the placement. With this said it is very important when selecting CBL placement sites that the student chooses a placement that fits tier individual transportation needs. For additional information: Transportation Options
Step Three: Orientation
Students will be notified via email of a mandatory On Campus Orientation with their assigned Community Mentor during the week of 9/9/13 - 9/15/13 and/or attend On-Site Agency Orientation with the Community Partner between 9/9/13 and 9/22/13. All student should be attending placement regularly by Sunday, 9/22/13.
About the CBL placement process, please contact the Center for Civic Engagement.
Regarding your course requirements or grades, please contact your professor directly.