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Service Learning Grant

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.  

Project Timeline

January 17, 2013: Statement of intent submitted 

January-February 2014: Faculty Development related to service-learning course

March 1, 2014: Full Service-Learning Course proposal submitted  Service-learning_Grant_Proposal_Form.docx                                          

April 1, 2014: Proposals selected for funding by the Service-Learning Advisory Committee

Summer/ Fall 2014: Course Development by selected faculty

Spring 2015-Fall 2015: Pilot of service-learning course

Fall 2015: Evaluation of pilot and review for continuance

Important SL Grant Information

Rubric service-learning_grant_rubric.pdf

Faculty Responsibilities and Expectations Service-Learning_Faculty_Expectations_and_Responsibilities.pdf

Compensation

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.