CCBL Linked Credit

What is Linked Credit?
A one-credit, Linked-Credit service-learning experience is 'linked' to a three- or four-credit host course. Student and faculty of the host course co-create the Linked-Credit course. Students apply course learning in a real world setting.

What does Linked Credit Involve?

  • 15-20 hours of service in an off campus, non-profit agency such as a school, nature preserve, youth group, court, hospital, Y, recreation program
  • A paper in which students demonstrate what they have learned about the social issues they encountered.

What do you mean by "Service"?
By service Lasell intends that a student provides activities, programs, and/or support which directly benefits the non-profit agency. Generally speaking, interviews and observations are not considered to be direct service to the agency. (Please consult with Sharyn Lowenstein for further clarification and ideas about Linked-Credit opportunities.)

How do I set this up?
Student and Faculty co-develop a one-page course syllabus; they agree upon a service site and a method in which the student will demonstrate his/her learning. Student and Faculty complete the Linked-credit Agreement form to which is attached the one-page syllabus. The syllabus and Agreement Form are submitted by October 14th to Dr. Sharyn Lowenstein, Center for Community-Based Learning, (Potter Hall) in the box outside Professor Lowenstein's office. Professor Lowenstein will expedite paperwork and the Registrar will assign a course designation number. The course is added to the student's course record for the Fall semester. The Linked-credit course will receive its own grade as long as the student passes the host course. The grade will be A through F.

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