Course Designation

Course Registration and Designation Process

The University of Arkansas Service Learning Initiative Committee has been tasked with developing minimum criteria for courses wishing to be designated as service learning courses.  Once registration forms have been submitted, the Committee will inventory and designate all courses that meet minimum service learning requirements.   Please note, requesting the service learning designation does not replace the college-level curriculum review process for new courses.  Please contact your dean’s offices for more details.

The Service Learning Initiative is asking faculty to register their courses to provide a database for University of Arkansas faculty, students, and community partners.  The Initiative will spread awareness regarding service learning opportunities and will work to find resources to enhance and expand current and future service learning opportunities.  Registered courses will be marketed through the Service Learning website and social media sites.  Likewise, there will be an identified point of contact if funding or other resource opportunities align with the objectives of a particular course.  Once a course is successfully registered as Service Learning, the designation will continue from semester to semester unless course objectives and/or service learning components change, at which time the course designation will need to be reviewed.  Questions regarding designation review should be directed to Jennie Popp.


Before Applying

Please review the Service Learning definition, criteria, and matrix.  The matrix illustrates the differences among service learning, community service, and traditional internships and practicums.  For internships and practicums to receive the Service Learning designation, they must meet all course criteria.  Resources for developing and executing courses (including a check sheet and timeline) may be found on the Course Resource page.  Also consider if your students will require background checks or liability insurance.  More information about background checks and liability insurance should be sent to  Based on needs, a service learning fee will be assessed on a per-course basis once designated.

To preview the Course Registration questions, click the link that applies to your course:  

Please note, instructors are encouraged to seek approval from the Service Learning Committee even before submitting the course for review from the appropriate college/school curriculum committee.  Please contact  Jennie Popp with questions. 


Service Learning Course Registration 

Register your course: 

The Qualtrics document may be saved and continued at a later time.  To save, click on the next page arrow at the bottom right of the screen.  Turning each page initiates the saving ability.  To return to the document, use the same link and  computer as previously used.  Clicking on a link from a different location or using a new device will open a new document.  Registration forms not completed within one month of their start date will be deleted from the Qualtrics system.  If you are having trouble accessing or using the Qualtrics online document, please let us know.


Designation Timeline

The Committee reviews requests within one month of submission.  Please consult your individual college/school for course registration deadlines as they may vary.



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