The Office of Service Learning (OSL) facilitates connections between focused academic learning and meaningful community service that addresses needs identified by communities.
We provide support to faculty for:
Faculty Development Workshops: Spring 2018
We are excited to offer the below faculty development workshops co-sponsored by the Center for Faith and Public Life and the Center for Academic Excellence in the spring 2018 semester:
For those faculty interested in learning more about community-based research, scholarship and publication:
February 14th: CFPL Director Melissa Quan will present her research on the community impact of service learning and engaged research
March 28th: Betsy Bowen (English), Karen Pritchard (CFPL) and Ryan Munden (Engineering) will present on their ongoing and recently published work on student development and service-learning pedagogy
For those faculty interested in learning more about service learning pedagogy and course development:
February 21st: Service Learning 101 and Course Development Grants Information Session
All sessions are in CNS 200, 12PM – 1PM. Light lunch will be served.
If you are interested in attending any of the above sessions, please RSVP via this form.
Call for Fall 2018 Service Learning Courses
Fall 2018 Service Learning Courses (new and renewal) will be due to the Office of Service Learning by Friday, March 9, 2018.
Service Learning Course Development Grants
Grants are available for for faculty interested in developing a new service-learning course or transforming an existing one. Grants can also be used to spearhead departmental plans for integrating service learning in the curriculum. Applications for the 2018-2019 cohort are due Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Access the Request for Proposals here.
Partnership for Social Change Grants
The Partnerships for Social Change Grant is an innovative opportunity to form collaborative campus-community partnership teams to create, strengthen, and sustain community engagement. The goal is to catalyze and support the development of long-term, sustainable campus-community partnerships developed in close collaboration with community partners. Partnerships for Social Change teams will include a minimum of 3 and maximum of 5 members. Each team must include one full-time, tenure track faculty member and one community partner. Other team members can include part-time and non-tenure track faculty members, staff, students, and/or additional community partners. Awards vary by team size ($3,500 - $5,500).
Applications for the 2018-2019 grants are due Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Access the application here.
External Faculty Development and Conference Opportunities
Click here for an updated list of conferences, workshops and other opportunities offered by our partners.
Service Learning Associates (SLA)
The SLA program pairs student leaders with faculty teaching service learning courses. SLAs assist faculty with everything from logistics, to community partnership development and reflection facilitation. Faculty are required to apply to participate in the program, showing evidence of their willingness to work in partnership with a student leader. Contact Andrea Canuel for more information on how to apply.
The OSL has partnered with the DiMenna-Nyselius Library to maintain an updated list of journals that publish community-engaged scholarship, including the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. See the journal list here.
Other Faculty Resources