In an effort to enhance student learning outcomes and incorporate an increased number of high-quality service-learning course options, APSU issues this call for faculty-initiated and- developed projects to design new service-learning options for upper division classes. We encourage faculty to apply for existing RASI grants to redesign lower division courses as service-learning sections. The Office of Academic Affairs will provide financial and academic support for faculty to incorporate service-learning into existing APSU courses. Application and selection will occur during Spring 2014. Course design will take place during Fall 2014 and will be piloted in the 2015 academic year. Participation is open to all full-time faculty.
A stipend of $4400 will be paid to a faculty member whose proposal is selected to redesign a service-learning course. One half of the stipend will be paid upon selection; the other half will be paid upon completion of all aspects of the project: attending faculty development, developing the course, piloting the course, evaluating the outcome of the project, and disseminating the results to faculty. The Service-Learning Advisory Committee will select 4 courses for redesign and funding.