LSU CCELL Now Accepting Applications for Service-Learning Faculty Scholars Program
BATON ROUGE – Applications are now being accepted for the LSU Service-Learning Faculty Scholars Program, which offers $2,000 stipends to full-time LSU faculty members interested in experiential education and hands-on learning that benefits the community. Applications are due January 27.
The Center for Community Engagement, Learning and Leadership, or CCELL, offers the Faculty Scholars Program to encourage the development of service-learning curricula that will have a lasting impact on instruction, promote the institutionalization of service-learning courses in every department, and advance the objectives of the LSU Flagship Agenda.
Full-time faculty at the rank of instructor or above are eligible. Faculty in all disciplines, especially those from disciplines which currently do not offer service-learning, are encouraged to apply. Scholars with varying degrees of familiarity and experience with service-learning are welcomed.
Faculty who are selected for the program are expected to attend a weekly seminar for 10 weeks in Spring 2012 during which they, along with other Scholars, plan and discuss course design, civic responsibilities of universities, partnerships, liability, assessment and reflection.
Scholars will develop a service-learning course syllabus for implementation during the summer 2012, fall 2012, spring 2013, summer 2013 or fall 2013 semester. Scholars may choose to incorporate service learning into a previously designed course or to develop a new course that includes service learning.
Each scholar will receive $1,000 after completing the seminar and the remaining $1,000 after submitting a short report at the conclusion of the semester in which the service-learning class is taught.
An application with instructions is available at www.ccell.lsu.edu. For more information, call CCELL at 225-578-9264.