CBL Student Placement Checklist

CBL Orientation Video:

The professor will show an Orientation Video in class. To view this video, click on the link above.

Obtain CBL Documentation from Professor

The professor will hand out CBL Documentation in class. If you did not receive the CBL documents, download here: Student Time Log and Dates to Remember

Student Time Log:

Students are responsible for tracking their own hours on a hard copy Time Log, obtaining the Community Partner Supervisor initials each week and retrieving a final signature at the end of the semester.

The final Time Log is submitted by uploading a scanned copy ONLINE by the deadline set each semester.

CBL Placement Preference Form or CBL Profile Form

If the course requires the completion of a Placement Preference Form, sent via email during the first week of classes, students will need to complete and submit ONLINE by the deadline set each semester, usually the end of the first full week of classes.

If a Placement Preference Form is not required; the student must complete a CBL Profile Form, sent via email during the first week of classes, and submit it ONLINE by the deadline set each semester, usually the end of the first full week of classes.

Email/CBL Listserv:

Students email will be added to the CBL Student Listserv (CBLSTUDENTS-L@LISTSERV.STLAWU.EDU) for the CBL staff to communicate with students and professors as a group.

Student are strongly encouraged to check their SLU email account DAILY, read all emails thoroughly, reply (if requested) within 24 hours.

Placement Notification and On Campus Orientation with Community Mentor (CM)  

Students will be notified of their Community Placement, contact information and assigned Community Mentor by email approximately 1 week after completing the CBL Preference Sheet.

All placements begin with attending an on campus orientation with the CM. The on the following week a meeting with the Community Partner Supervisor is held on site to orient the student on responsibilities and agency specific policies.

PLEASE NOTE: Any required forms must be received to begin the placement or the placement will be delayed.

CBL Student Placement Contract

The contract clarifies expectations, roles/responsibilities, researches the placement site and assists in gaining a better understanding of connections between the placement and the course.

The contract is due ONLINE by the deadline set each semester, usually it is by the end of the first full month of classes. If the contract is not received by the deadline; the placement will be suspended until received.

Transportation:

Students are required to read over the CCE Transportation Policy (click link above) and ask questions if needed. In the placement notification email, there will be instructions for transportation specific to your placement. **Please see instructions on how to become a certified driver for a SLU vehicle.**

PLEASE NOTE: It is not the responsibility of the professor, the Community Mentor, the Community Partner Supervisor or the CBL staff to provide rides to and from the CBL placement site or to be the Certified Driver for the SLU vehicle.

Attendance Policy:

We recognize that illnesses occur and that these situations cannot be anticipated. With this said the CBL office implements the following attendance policy as it pertains to the CBL component to a course. If a student is absent from any CBL requirement, it is the responsibility of the individual student to notify the Community Partner Supervisor in advance and schedule a make-up day/time.

APPROVED ABSENCES: two sessions of either training/orientation or a weekly placement may be missed if at least one of the following conditions is met:

  • It is related to a severe illness or hospitalization and an email or call is made to the Community Mentor immediately
  • It is due to an athletic or course commitment that cannot be rearranged and the Community Mentor is given seven days notice
  • It is due to another nature, the Community Mentor is notified at least two weeks in advance and a make-up day/time is arranged

PLEASE NOTE: After two missed sessions occur, the student may be removed from the associated placement and the CBL Office will not be responsible for finding a replacement and the course grade may be compromised as a result.

Submitting Final Student Time Log:

Students are responsible for retrieving a final signature located at the bottom of the time log at the end of the semester. The final time log is submitted by uploading a scanned copy ONLINE by the Monday following the last day of classes.