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
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 www.lsu.edu/ccell. For more information, call CCELL at 225-578-9264.
Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2013