CCELL at LSU Now Accepting Applications for Service-Learning Faculty Scholars Program

08/14/2013 02:36 PM

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 Sept. 9.

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, or above, the rank of instructor are eligible. Faculty in all disciplines, especially those from disciplines that 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 the fall semester 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 spring 2014, summer 2014, fall 2014 or spring 2015 semesters. 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 For more information, call CCELL at 225-578-9264.   

Billy  Gomila 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2013