Feb 25, 2021  
2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
2014-2015 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Service Learning

 A Service-Learning (SL) course is one in which the activity of service applies the knowledge of the course to an external entity.  It is not the application of prior knowledge to an outside situation, but the application of content and skills taught in the course for which the service component is designed. Twenty hours of service is considered the minimum needed to both master academic content and appreciate the service being provided. The service will be supervised by the instructor directly or by a community partner under the purview of the instructor. Documentation of the work and tasks completed are provided by the community partner to the instructor at regular intervals determined by the instructor. An agency agreement must be on file for each external entity.       

Note: The term “course” refers to a minimum 3 credit hour course. The 20 hours of service are actual clock hours of service, per student, per course. The term “external entity” refers to external to McNeese. Any service performed for an internal entity must first be approved by the Service-Learning Committee.

The following courses are currently approved as Service Learning courses and have the ‘SL’ designation within their respective course descriptions:

FIN 400  MGMT 310  MKTG 480  MUSC 291  MUSC 371  MUSC 372  NURS 402