Before students head off-campus, it's recommended that the lead faculty or staff person visit the community organization. The main purpose behind this visit is to note any visible safety risks or hindrances to those with disabilities. The visit will also help determine what requirements are needed of the students, how travel should be arranged and what type of agreement will be needed with the organization.
The links below aide faculty and staff in thinking through the site visit and the set-up of their course, project or activity. It's recommended that the faculty or staff member review the forms prior to the visit and note the major concerns while onsite. The information will be helpful to the Office of the General Counsel as they prepare the acknowledgments and/or agreements. The staff of the Center for Community-Based Learning are available to assist with site visits.
Two important documents for this process are the Site Visit Checklist and Risk Evaluation Questionnaire.
Site Visit Checklist - This form is a complete checklist that can be filled out electronically or printed off and brought to the site. The information on the checklist is meant to be helpful and is not required of all experiences. Specifically, this checklist covers community-based learning opportunities, particularly those based on long-term or clinical partnerships.
Risk Evaluation Questionnaire - The Office of Undergraduate Studies and their Transformational Learning Opportunity (TLO) grant program has specific requirements for opportunities that take place off-campus. In conjunction with the Office of the General Counsel, they've created this Risk Evaluation Questionnaire to be used for field trips and community-based learning courses, projects and activities. This information provides a brief look at the potential risks and safety concerns that might be present at the community organization. This form should be filled out first.
To access these documents, UNF faculty and staff members will need to go to the
CCBL SharePoint site