Attention Faculty! The Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement will accept applications from faculty for "Mini-Grants" on an ongoing basis. Applications are accepted for Fall, Spring, and Summer. Click here to view the RFP
Due dates for proposals: August 30th for Fall courses or research;
December 6th for Spring courses or research;
March 14 for summer courses of research.
Apply online now for assistance with YOUR SERVICE LEARNING COURSE!
The Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement supports faculty development by providing resources and training for professors who integrate service-learning into their course curriculum. Workshops, led by trained professionals, are offered each semester. Additionally, our office staff will assist you individually through face-to-face meetings, connecting you to community partners, or giving presentations about service-learning to your class. We are here to serve!
RESOURCES FOR DESIGNING OR IMPROVING A SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE
New to service-learning and what is it?
Although definitions vary slightly, loosely defined, service-learning is one form of experiential education in which students engage in structured activities that allow them to apply the knowledge from the classroom to the specific needs of a community partner.
How will a course or a syllabus be different when incorporating service learning? 1) A learning outcome should be added to the syllabus that speaks to the service-learning part of the course. 2) The number of service-learning hours or number of service-learning activities should be stated in the syllabus. 3) Is the service-learning activity a class, small group or individual activity? 4) Identify course assignments that are directly related to the service-learning experience. 5) How will students/groups be placed? 6) How will students be assessed? 7) Both pre-flection and reflection should be incorporated into the course.
Information on Workshop for Developing S-L Courses
The following resources are to provide an understanding of service-learning and its benefits to you and your students. provided.
TSU is a member of Campus Compact, a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents. Campus Compact is dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, promotes public and community service that develops students' citizenship skills, and provides resources and training for faculty seeking to integrate civic and community-based learning into the curriculum. TSU President Glenda Baskin Glover is currently a board member of Tennessee Campus Compact.
Resources from Campus Compact may be access at
Please contact any of us in the Center for questions, support, and assistance!
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