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 Fall 2013. Course design will take place during Spring 2014 and will be piloted in the 2014-2015 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.