Faculty Resources

Grants & Course Improvements

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 Request for Proposals (RFP) for Spring 2022.

   Due date for proposals: 
       October 15th for Spring 2022 courses
                         

 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. 

 

           Designing a S-L Course Syllabus          

                 Developing S-L Courses 

                  Information on Workshop for Developing S-L Courses

A Manual for Developing Your Own Service-Learning Project:  Enhancing Your Teaching and Student Learning

Workshop PowerPoint

The following resources are to provide an understanding of service-learning and its benefits to you and your students.  provided.

            Reflection and Types of Journals                                               Rubric for Reflection Papers/Journals  

 

 Please contact any of us in the Center for questions, support, and assistance!


 

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