Six to Eight Weeks Before the Semester
- Fill out a
Faculty Information Form and submit it to Valerie Kutcher or
Jessica Cook in the Office of Academic Service-Learning.
- Schedule a meeting to discuss how to best incorporate AS-L into
your course, what type of service and which community partners are
most appropriate to work with, and how your students can reflect on
- Set a deadline for your students to complete their AS-L
projects. The deadline to complete service is on the University
Study Day but we encourage you to set an earlier deadline if
- If AS-L is going to be optional for the students in your class,
develop a comparable assignment for the students who will not be
participating in the AS-L project. Make sure the assignment is
equally as rigorous and will take the same amount of time to
- Include AS-L in your course outline and be prepared to let your
students know about their assignment at the start of the
- Schedule an AS-L orientation for your students in your
classroom during the first few weeks of the semester.
- Plan to visit the community partner(s) that your students will
be serving with (optional).
Mid Semester Point
- Check in with your students to ensure they have all made a
connection with a service site and have started their service. Ask
to check student’s time log forms to ensure that they have begun
their service (optional)
- If students finish their service early in the semester, submit
completed time log forms to the Office of AS-L in Lourdes Hall
(Queens) or Loretto Memorial Library (Staten Island) in person or
via interoffice mail as soon as you receive them.
End of Semester
- Collect the signed Time Log/Agreement Form from your students
and send them to our office via the interoffice envelope provided
in your classroom orientation packet. If the forms are not returned
to our office, your student’s hours will not be recorded in our
- Fill out the online AS-L evaluation form which will be sent to
you via email towards the end of the semester.
- Evaluate the AS-L assignment to see what worked and what could
be improved upon going forward. Contact the Office of AS-L to
discuss plans for the next semester.