ACCESS Engagement

Service Learning

ACCESS Engagement coordinates a number of transdisciplinary and some inter-institutional service-learning programs and projects with excellent research opportunities for students and faculty.



Get Started with Service Learning

  1. Register online for service learning at the start of each semester (including returning students).
  2. Complete and submit a signed waiver of liability (pdf) in hard copy to our office. Waivers can be also be picked up at the office.
  3. Send us an email (csssl@hawaii.edu) introducing yourself, your academic requirements, and your specific interests and site preferences. Please also set up an appointment to meet with us about your site placement.
  4. Once we have agreed on a site placement, you will receive specific instructions about how to contact your site coordinators. When you first meet with the community partner, you will complete a site agreement (pdf) that spells out a schedule, conditions, and training requirements.
  5. You are now ready to start your service learning! Be sure to comply with requirements and instructions from your instructor, our office, and your site supervisor. Have a good and productive learning experience!
  6. Keep track of your service hours on a timesheet (pdf) signed by your site supervisor. At the end of the semester, submit your timesheet to our office. Your instructor may also request a copy.
  7. Journals: Most instructors also require you to write daily, confidential journals.
  8. Evaluations: We may ask the community partner to email us an evaluation of your work. We may also ask you for an evaluation of the service site.
  9. Reflection Paper: Please email our office a copy of your final reflection paper and/or other final assignments required for the class for which you are doing service learning.

 

ACCESS Engagement
Tel: 808 956 0655
Email: csssl@hawaii.edu
Dean Hall, rooms 5-7
2450 Campus Road
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96822

Director: Dr. Ulla Hasager
Email: ulla@hawaii.edu
Tel: 808 956 4218
Cel: 808 330 1276