Affiliated Faculty & Project Leaders

Resources for Affiliated Faculty & Project Leaders

Thank you for affiliating your course or project with SLS! Affiliation comes with a variety of benefits and some commitments (see our Affiliation page). Here are resources to help you and your students take advantage of all that SLS has to offer:

  1. Put SLS on your Syllabus
  2. Introduce the course/project to your students as SLS-affiliated
  3. Invite SLS to speak
  4. Promote SLS opportunities
  5. Take advantage of SLS teaching resources
  6. Assist with Assessment
  7. Contact SLS staff for assistance

1.  Put SLS on your Syllabus 

‚ÄčInsert a short section about SLS affiliation with:


2. Introduce your course/project as SLS-affiliated


3.  Invite SLS to speak

Please email SLS your requests with as much advance notice as possible

  • We can speak from 10 minutes to a full class; we can even plan and teach a unit with you
  • SLS student representatives can talk about SLS opportunities and share their experiences
  • SLS faculty and staff can present on topics such as, "What is a sustainable community?" and "What does sustainability have to do with equity?"
  • Student photographers can document special activities (we need photos and videos and will share them with you!)


4.  Promote SLS Opportunities

Encourage your students to:

  • Explore other SLS courses
  • Take advantage of exclusive opportunities for students, faculty, and staff who are part of SLS affiliated courses and projects - advertised in our weekly SLS newsletter


5.  Take advantage of SLS Teaching Resources

  • SLS Teaching Toolkit
    • Lesson-planning resources to help instructors integrate sustainability, community engagement, and service-learning into their courses
  • SLS Events and Workshops (see current schedule)
    • Co-curricular talks and activities every semester, around a yearly theme - and more
    • 2017 - 2018 theme: UN Sustainable Development Goals
    • Think of SLS as your interdisciplinary teaching partner and use our events to enhance your courses.  They provide a great opportunity for students to think more broadly about how classroom lessons connect to broader sustainable communities issues
    • Encourage students to attend by offering extra credit or tying events to course assignments
  • SLS also offers an annual Neighborhood Immersion Course Design Workshop as well as fellows programs and grants to assist with course development
  • Partner connections:
    • We can help you find partners!
    • From community, non-profit, industry, government, and education sectors
    • For guest lectures, site visits, assignments, projects, research partners, etc.
    • See our partners page and contact Ruth Yow for assistance


6.  Assist with Assessment

Read about Assessment commitment, benefits, and opportunities on our Assessment Page


7. Questions?  Want Assistance?  

Contact SLS staff at any time:

Dr. Ruth Yow, Service Learning & Partnerships Specialist (oversees the SLS Course Affiliation Program)

Dr. Jennifer Hirsch, Director

Kristina Chatfield, Program & Operations Manager

Dr. Carol Thurman, Academic Assessment Manager

Jamie White-Jones, Admin Professional Sr.

For general inquiries, email SLS