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Tips for managing service learners

Based on experience working with students and community partners, these are the most important keys to effectively managing service learning students:

  1. Clear, frequent communication   Sample templates for agencies>>
  2. Provide effective orientation   Tips and sample orientation checklist>>
  3. Be smart about scheduling and managing service hours  Tips and sample absence policy>>
  4. Assign meaningful tasks and provide adequate training  Tips and examples>>
  5. Provide ongoing supervision and monitor performance  Tips and sample performance management system>>

Learn more by viewing the Community Partner Training (link will open a new browser window in