Off-Campus Academic Internship & Service Learning Placements
With SF State’s transition to remote academic instruction for fall 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we realize that there are many questions from faculty and students seeking guidance around non-clinical academic internships and service learning placement sites, or other community engagement projects. Below we hope to address your immediate questions and concerns.
With the SF State Budget & Logistics Fall planning committee recommendations, President Mahoney has approved Academic Affairs (in consultation with SF State Enterprise Risk Management) proposed plan that academic internships and service learning placement activities be allowed for fall 2020. This plan as laid out below was drafted in accordance to CSU Chancellor’s Office issued memo, Experiential Learning during the COVID-19 pandemic,*to provide updated advisory for fall 2020 for-credit experiential learning programs to reduce and address risk. While experiential learning programs are integral to student success, we want to prioritize student and community health. As this is a constantly evolving situation, updated experiential learning guidelines will be provided as needed to match the changing information landscape. Thank you for collaborating to promote safe and positive learning experiences for students and community.
*This is memo, as of July 31, 2020 is listed as CSU CO Policy #8388232 .