CTLB03 will not be offered in the Fall 2020 term, but will return for the Winter 2021 term.
The typically “in-class” lectures will be remotely offered (synchronously) through Quercus.
Placements will involve students working with community partners remotely or, if necessarily onsite, with strict safety precautions in place.
We appreciate your patience while we work with community partners to develop engaging, yet safe, experiential learning opportunities. We hope to start posting Winter 2021 placements by Fall 2020.
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions list, below.
Service Learning and Outreach (SLO) is a University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) program that connects undergraduate students with discipline-related community partners. These might include area schools, laboratories, and government and non-government organizations. Placements allow community partners to benefit from access to bright, inquiring minds to enhance their programming.
In turn, UTSC students are given opportunities to exercise subject matter knowledge gained in the academic classroom in a meaningful, relevant context. They are also exposed to the current needs of communities and the approaches being employed to meet these needs. Students carry out their service as part of the course “CTLB03H3: Introduction to Community Engaged Learning” and receive a course grade at the end of their placement. They are NOT paid for their service.
Typical activities can include supporting the organization’s programming and/or projects, developing materials, or other activities. Outreach placements require 5 – 7 hours/week of active involvement with a placement partner (during the 11–12 weeks the student is enrolled in the CTLB03 course).
If you are interested in creating an opportunity for our students, please complete the following form to propose a new placement: https://ctl1.utsc.utoronto.ca/servicelearning/supervision_proposal.php. If approved, we’ll post it on our website as a placement opportunity for students. (If a police check is required, please be sure to specify that.) Interested students will then fill out and submit their application, which has to be accepted by both the SLO coordinator and the community organization before a partnership is formed.
If agreement is reached and a student is accepted into the placement, the student will be provided with a Memorandum of Understanding. He/she will then arrange to meet the placement supervisor at your organization to finalize the placement activities, and both will sign the Memorandum, which gets returned to the Experiental Learning Coordinator. The student will then complete the placement; at the end of it, the placement supervisor will be asked for feedback on the student’s experience.
Read our Guidelines for Designing a Placement for a Service Learning Student Tipsheet
If you are interested in participating and have an idea for a placement, please contact Kamini Persaud, Coordinator, Experiential Learning, CTL at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Once the project is approved, a short description (3-5 sentences) will be posted on the Service Learning and Outreach website as a placement opportunity.
Read our Guidelines for Hosting a Placement Student Tipsheet
Kamini Persaud, Coordinator, Experiential Learning, CTL
Amelia Seto-Hung, Course and Program Assistant, CTL