34 CFR 675.41 - Special definitions.
The following definitions apply to this subpart:
(a) Work-college: An eligible institution that -
(1) Is a public or private nonprofit, four-year, degree-granting institution with a commitment to community service;
(2) Has operated a comprehensive work-learning-service program for at least two years;
(3) Requires resident students, including at least one-half of all students who are enrolled on a full-time basis, to participate in a comprehensive work-learning-service program for at least five hours each week, or at least 80 hours during each period of enrollment, except summer school, unless the student is engaged in an institutionally organized or approved study abroad or externship program; and
(4) Provides students participating in the comprehensive work-learning-service program with the opportunity to contribute to their education and to the welfare of the community as a whole.
(b) Comprehensive student work-learning-service program: A student work-learning-service program that -
(1) Is an integral and stated part of the institution's educational philosophy and program;
(2) Requires participation of all resident students for enrollment and graduation;
(3) Includes learning objectives, evaluation, and a record of work performance as part of the student's college record;
(4) Provides programmatic leadership by college personnel at levels comparable to traditional academic programs;
(5) Recognizes the educational role of work-learning-service supervisors; and
(6) Includes consequences for nonperformance or failure in the work-learning-service program similar to the consequences for failure in the regular academic program.