Community Partner Forms
Several of the following forms are required for the Service Learning placement process. Please read the descriptions below. Then download the form needed by clicking on it and complete the necessary paperwork for your Service Learning experience.
Attention Community Partners: We at SLI are currently looking for summer online and phone service opportunities for service learning students. Service Learning opportunities may possibly include:
- Help with phone outreach and/or support to community members
- Assistance with online video support, activities, and events using Zoom, Google Hangout, etc
- Help with creating web or social media resources
- Help with research and planning services while sheltered in place and with reopening
If your organization has any Summer 2021 Opportunities please fill out our Google form as soon as possible. We will be sharing our list with students starting June 1st.
This form is to be used at the discretion of the CSUMB faculty. Students, please check with your instructor to see if this form is required, as your service learning course professor may consider the remarks of this evaluation in determining your final grade in your service learning course.
The following forms are meant to be reviewed and completed by Community Partners wishing to work with the CSUMB Service Learning Institute.
University-Agency Agreement for Placement of Students
The University Agency Agreement for the Placement of Students (UAAPS) is a formal agreement between CSU Monterey Bay and a community-based organization, school district or governmental agency.
The agreement specifies expectations for each party and formally indicates how issues of liability and worker's compensation will be handled.
It is signed by E.D of the organization, CSUMB program director and CSUMB risk management. It may be renewed every 5 years by agreement of both parties.
Community Site Visit Checklist
The Community Site Visit Checklist is a tool for assessing the requirements, risks and basic safety factors of a site prior to student placement. A CSUMB staff or faculty person will visit a prospective organization and conduct a site visit.
Organizations that are prospective community partners of distance learners should visit the Distance Learning page for more details.
The Orientation Checklist below is a tool to help you properly prepare service learners for their community experiences. The orientation should provide students with a clear understanding of the work they will be doing, any risk associated with that work, and how they should conduct themselves when they are working in the community as part of a class assignment.
The first orientation, prior to the first day of service occurs, gives students information about the community-based organization and the nature of their service placements. This should take place on campus, either in class or in a required outside-of-class meeting.
The second orientation, presented by the community-based organization, should take place at the site where students will be working. This is the simplest, most effective way for students to become aware of emergency policies, accident procedures, and the rules and regulations of the site.
The following guiding principles are considered best practices throughout the field and apply to all the parties involved in service learning experiences. Since each service learning course is different, these guidelines are not intended to be all encompassing.
However, these do's and don'ts apply to most situations. If you feel something included here is prohibitive to the service learning experience you hope to offer to students, please have a discussion with the Service Learning Institute Associate Director, Andrea Monroe.
The intent of these guidelines is not to prohibit service learning experiences, but rather, to provide best practices that allow for safe and positive service environments where the risk and liability have been minimized.