In designated Community Service Learning (CSL) courses, MRU students participate in structured volunteer opportunities where the needs of the organization are linked to their course learning. There are approximately 30 designated CSL courses at MRU and the number is growing.
Over the past 2 years, ADC has supported Victoria Calvert in her role as CSL Coordinator, to put necessary supports in place to build and document the CSL presence at MRU. Accomplishments in this area include:
- A citation for academic transcripts was created, in collaboration with Enrolment Services, which documents students’ participation in CSL courses.
- A process was implemented for designating courses that meet the CSL curricular criteria. Upon request, Victoria will consult with and advise faculty members on the development of CSL courses that meet the criteria for designation.
- MRU was awarded the bid to hold the Canadian Alliance for Community Service Learning (CACSL) Conference at MRU in May 2016.