CBL Orientation Video

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Center for Civic Engagement : 

Center for Civic Engagement Making a Difference at St. Lawrence University

Center for Civic Engagement: 

4 Whitman Annex 229-5095 cce@stlawu.edu www.stlawu.edu/academics/experience/center-for-civic-engagement Center for Civic Engagement St . Lawrence University's Center for Civic Engagement aims to increase and enhance opportunities for students to be agents of positive social change both on and off-campus.

Your Journey with CBL: 

CBL Courses Professor designs course to combine community engagement with course-based activities and assignments Designed to promote student learning and personal development By combining classrooms and communities, students are learning by doing and doing by learning 4 Whitman Annex * 315-229-5095 * cce@stlawu.edu www.stlawu.edu/academics/experience/center-for-civic-engagement Your Journey with CBL

Other Opportunities through the CCE: 

Civic Engagement Themed Housing Opportunities for students to integrate civic responsibility into their residential life through theme-based suites. Students will take a CBL course as well as work with and existing CBL partnerships. Community Mentor Program Community Mentors (CM’s) coordinate community-University partnerships and support fellow students in CBL placements. This position is available as an unpaid internship as well as a paid position. 4 Whitman Annex * 315-229-5095 * cce@stlawu.edu www.stlawu.edu/academics/experience/center-for-civic-engagement Other Opportunities through the CCE

CCE Staff: 

Brenda Papineau Director, Community Based Learning Partnerships Oversees all CCE programming and CBL partnership development Email: bpapineau@stlawu.edu Phone: 315-229-5095 Julie Johnson Center Manager, CCE Oversees day-to-day logistics of the CCE to include required paperwork, website management, transportation, publicity, event management and budget management. Email: jjohnson@stlawu.edu or cce@stlawu.edu Phone: 315-229-5095 4 Whitman Annex * 315-229-5095 * cce@stlawu.edu www.stlawu.edu/academics/experience/center-for-civic-engagement CCE Staff

Community Based Learning Program: 

Community Based Learning Program Getting Started...

Partners in the CBL Process: 

Partners in the CBL Process Who will you be working with? Professor Community Mentor (CM) Community Partner Supervisor CCE Staff

Partners in the CBL Process: 

Partners in the CBL Process Professor Your Professor of your class is also a resource for you to ask questions For questions related to making connections between the Community Placement and course content Anything related to your grade

Partners in the CBL Process: 

Partners in the CBL Process Community Mentor Fellow student who coordinates between all parties in the partnership This is your go-to person Questions related to overall CBL experience

Partners in the CBL Process: 

Partners in the CBL Process Community Partner Supervisor Supervisor who oversee the CBL placement on site Questions related to your placement expectations and policies while at site You should create a positive and professional relationship as you represent the CCE and SLU

Partners in the CBL Process: 

Partners in the CBL Process CCE Staff The Director of CBL Partnerships and the Center Manager are available to help with questions regarding the placement process, paperwork and transportation Available if unable to contact Professor, Community Mentor or Community Partner Supervisor

Your Community Mentors: 

Your Community Mentors They work hard to ensure that each student has an enjoyable and successful CBL experience

CBL Placement Process: 

CBL Placement Process Placement Selection and Assignment Students enrolled in courses with CBL components are required to follow a CBL placement selection and assignment process Exception: courses with only one placement site Education courses with Field Experience

Placement Selection and Assignment: 

Placement Selection and Assignment Step One: CBL Placement Preference Form Identify your availability Academics, athletics, student organizations, employment Research course specific placement options Pay attention to transportation requirements Select top FOUR choices Rate 1 being most preferred and 4 being least preferred Complete and submit CBL Placement Preference Form online Due by the deadline listed on the Dates to Remember handout

Placement Selection and Assignment: 

Placement Selection and Assignment Step Two: Placement Assignment Director of CBL Placements will assign students to placements based on preferences and needs of community Assignments are made on a first come, first serve Submit your Preference Form earlier and get a better chance of getting your first choice Students will be notified of their CBL placement and receive additional information via email by the deadline listed on the Dates to Remember handout

Placement Selection and Assignment: 

Placement Selection and Assignment Step Three: CBL Placement Orientation Student will attend at the Placement site during the week indicated on the Dates to Remember handout NOTE: if at anytime during this process you need assistance, you should contact the CBL office immediately at 315-229-5095 or email cce@stlawu.edu . Any delay will prevent you from completing any course related work tied to your placement.

CBL Placement Required Forms: 

CBL Placement Required Forms Two forms are required for ALL CBL courses including Independent Studies and Education Field Experiences that use CBL placement sites. Student Placement Contract Student Time Log

CBL Placement Required Forms: 

CBL Placement Required Forms Student Placement Contract Clarifies expectations, roles and responsibilities Better understanding of connections between course and placement Submitted online by the deadline listed on the Dates to Remember handout If not returned, your placement will be suspended until received

CBL Placement Required Forms: 

CBL Placement Required Forms Student Time Log Required for ALL CBL students including Independent Studies and Education courses Used to track your hours throughout the semester Students responsible for tracking own hours, obtaining Community Partner approval each visit and at end of semester Submitted online via uploading a scanned copy by the deadline listed on the Dates to Remember handout

Service Hours : 

Service Hours What Counts: Time at the specific placement Any time spent planning, organizing and researching if it prepares you for your placement visit. Festival of CBL What Doesn’t Count: Travel time

Community Based Learning Expectations: 

How to make sure everything runs smoothly Community Based Learning Expectations Communication with CCE Staff and CM’s: Read and Respond to emails and phone calls daily. If needed, respond in two business days (M-F)

Community Based Learning Expectations: 

How to make sure everything runs smoothly Community Based Learning Expectations Consistency and Dependability: Students are responsible for showing up to the placement site on time consistently throughout the semester

Community Based Learning Expectations: 

How to make sure everything runs smoothly Community Based Learning Expectations Confidentiality: Community Partners open their organization to SLU students Students must keep all information confidential concerning all employees and clients related to the placement organization

Community Based Learning Expectations: 

How to make sure everything runs smoothly Community Based Learning Expectations Dress Code and Professionalism: Students are responsible for dressing appropriately for their placement Students must represent St. Lawrence University in a positive and professional manner while at the placement site

You Represent St. Lawrence University: 

Treat your Placement like a Job! Your actions create how the local community perceives SLU students, please help leave a positive legacy for future students. You Represent St. Lawrence University Community Partner Orientation Each Placement has an Orientation Opportunity to fill out required paperwork Ask questions

You Represent St. Lawrence University: 

Treat your Placement like a Job! Your actions create how the local community perceives SLU students, please help leave a positive legacy for future students. You Represent St. Lawrence University Policies and Procedures Students are held to the same expectations as stated in the SLU Student Handbook Students must be drug and alcohol free before and during any CBL related activity on campus and in the community

You Represent St. Lawrence University: 

Treat your Placement like a Job! Your actions create how the local community perceives SLU students, please help leave a positive legacy for future students. You Represent St. Lawrence University Policies and Procedures No Electronics Policy: CBL students are prohibited from using cell phones or any other electronic devices while at the placement Any student not following SLU or the Agency Specific policies may have their placement terminated and will not receive assistance in finding another placement through the CBL office

Attendance Policy: 

What if you get sick? Illnesses occur and can not always be anticipated Students are responsible for notifying their Community Partner Supervisor on site and in advance Students MUST reschedule a day/time to make up hours An email must also be sent to your Community Mentor Attendance Policy

Attendance Policy: 

Unexcused Absences You may miss up to two (2) unexcused sessions of either training or weekly placement visits if AT LEAST ONE of the following conditions are met: The conflict is related to a SEVERE ILLNESS The conflict is related to an athletic or course commitment, the CM is given seven (7) days notice and the hours are made up The conflict is due to another nature, the CM is given two (2) weeks notice and the hours are made up Attendance Policy

Attendance Policy: 

Unexcused Absences After two (2) unexcused absences The student may be removed from the placement No additional help will be provided from the CCE staff Course grade may be compromised Attendance Policy

Transportation Policy: 

Transportation to Placements A professor may arrange transportation for your class If so, a SLU vehicle will be reserved for your use if you are a SLU Certified Driver Usually applies to courses with only one or two placement locations Transportation Policy

Transportation Policy: 

Transportation to Placements If transportation is not scheduled by the professor, it is the individual student’s responsibility to find transportation to and from the placement If funds are available, student traveling outside of Canton may be eligible for Mileage Reimbursement for using their personal vehicle Transportation Policy

Transportation Policy: 

If a SLU Vehicle is Reserved... Students traveling must complete a Driver Certification class with the Security and Safety office Class should be completed within the first week of classes and if possible, before the semester begins No Certified drivers in the group traveling could prevent you from completing the required hours and in turn effect your course grade Transportation Policy

We look forward to working with you!: 

So What is Next? Pay attention to your email Instructions on submitting your Placement Preference Form Notification of your Community Placement Email from your Community Mentor about on site Orientation If you have any questions, feel free to contact: Brenda Papineau: bpapineau@stlawu.edu Julie Johnson: jjohnson@stlawu.edu or cce@stlawu.edu We look forward to working with you!