Project Monitoring

Monitor and Record

Within the service-learning cycle, project monitoring is an efficient, systematic method of framing, implementing and monitoring service-learning projects. Project monitoring is a method of breaking down a complex service-learning project into component parts (activities and tasks), then planning, scheduling and monitoring progress toward the project’s completion. Within the framework of project monitoring are task identification, resource (human, financial, technological, etc.) allocation and risk management. Project monitoring can be seen in the following phases:

  • Needs Assessment and Project Initiation – Determining whether a project is needed, framing its purpose, identifying stakeholders and making the decision to proceed.
  • Project Planning – Identifying program activities, tasks and deliverables; scheduling completion of the activities, tasks and deliverables; and allocating human and fiscal resources to support project completion.
  • Project Implementation – Carrying out the service and educational activities associated with the service-learning project, expending resources required to execute activities and tasks within the allotted time frame and generating required project deliverables.
  • Project Control – Monitoring activity, tracking resource expenditures, presenting required deliverables on schedule and ensuring activity/task completion within the time frame scheduled for the service-learning project.
  • Project Celebration and Culmination – Measuring performance in activity/task execution, determining the degree of efficiency in cost and related resource allocation and reporting on the service-learning project to project stakeholders.
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