Roles and Expectations for CSL Partnerships

For Students:

  • Respect and follow service site’s policies and regulations
  • Follow HIPAA procedures
  • Address community-identified needs
  • Provide project results to the community partner
  • Engage in reflection with mentors and peers
  • Take initiative in the learning process through problem solving and ethical decision-making
  • Adhere to Geisel School of Medicine rules (media, government relations, travel, fundraising, etc.)
  • Report project outcomes through the forthcoming CSL Online Directory and the Annual CSL Conference

For Faculty Mentors:

  • Assist student in developing a CSL project plan, including creating measurable objectives and an evaluation strategy
  • Be oriented with the community partner organization, its clients and policies
  • Meet regularly with student to discuss progress and provide feedback
  • Engage in reflection to help student integrate service with academic and professional understanding
  • Document hours and oversee project reports
  • Guide student in abstract and poster preparation for Annual CSL Conference
  • Provide additional resources and scholarship opportunities for students, such as journal submission and conferences

For Community Partner:

  • Communicate the organization’s needs to student and faculty mentor
  • Provide student with an opportunity to perform meaningful service at the project site
  • Post and update project opportunities in the CSL Online Directory
  • Establish a CSL Site Affiliation Agreement with the university
  • Orient students to the organization’s mission and goals to ensure understanding of their roles
  • Communicate policies and procedures
  • Provide ongoing feedback to student and faculty mentor


For Community Service Learning Program Office:

  • Maintain an Online CSL Directory of service project opportunities and mentors
  • Serve as a liaison between community partners, students, and mentors in making conncections for CSL opportunities
  • Maintain a CSL Site Affiliation Agreement defining the roles of the university and the community organization as they relate to CSL
  • Plan and host the Annual CSL Conference
  • Answer questions, troubleshoot and serve as a resource for CSL for students, faculty and community partners
  • Lead an interprofessional CSL Advisory Committee to direct the university’s CSL efforts
  • Provide competitive grant-funding opportunities for students to defray CSL project expenses