Please Note: Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the NYS Education Department is extending the current distance education flexibility until the end of the 2021-2022 academic year.
SUNY strongly recommends remote service-learning / community-engaged and applied learning experiences for Fall 2021. Faculty are advised to use this checklist to ensure all necessary steps of the SUNY Guidance are met in ALL situations where students will be in the community as part of their academic work. This includes in-person and on-site service-learning / community-engaged or applied learning experiences. These guidelines MUST be completed prior to student(s) reporting to their assigned organization/agency.
If you have any questions regarding service-learning / community-engaged learning, please contact the Civic and Community Engagement Office (CCE) at 878-3919. More information can also be found on the CCE faculty webpage. More information on applied learning experiences can be found on the Applied Learning webpage.
SUNY is providing guidance for community-based applied learning experiences during the COVID-19 crisis, including community-engaged learning and service-learning. As a result, the Civic and Community Engagement Office strongly recommends REMOTE projects and experiences be developed for Spring 2021 courses that incorporate community-engaged learning, service-learning, civic engagement, or other experiences that normally take students into the community. There are many opportunities for remote projects and experiences that can be mutually beneficial while considering the health and safety of our students and vulnerable community members, including resource development, remote delivery, and research-based activities. We encourage you to transition these experiences to remote activities rather than cancel your community partnerships.
If you do choose to continue placing students in the community, the following must be adhered to only for in-person, on-site experiences (not for remote experiences). Faculty members must ensure that the following conditions are met before students begin on-site experiences in the community:
Additional Community-Engaged Learning, Service-Learning, and Volunteerism COVID-19 Updates and Recommendations can be found under faculty information.
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