RFP: RESP Service Learning Mini-Grant
Due: December 2014
Contact: Deb Barrick (ext. 15471; firstname.lastname@example.org)
RESP (Research, Engagement and Sponsored Programs) through the Office of Academic Internships, Cooperative Education and Service Learning, has an opportunity for service learning course creation.
There are six $500 “mini-grants” available for new course training, creation, and conference presentations.
Service Learning Mini Grant
Six $500 mini-grants are available for the professional development of faculty interested in offering service learning courses in the 2014-15 academic year. The purpose of these mini-grants is to encourage new faculty to engage in this high-impact pedagogy, offer training and support to new or junior faculty before and during the course, and encourage the exchange of research and ideas about service learning on a local and state level.
In the spring of 2015, a series of instructional talks about service learning from experienced faculty and staff, as well as guest speakers will be offered to anyone interested in attending. Grant recipients will be required to attend this “short course” as they prepare to implement their service learning courses.
Grant recipients are also expected to present a poster on their experiences at an Indiana Campus Compact event. This poster might be done collaboratively. Further, they will be asked to present at an on-campus service learning event the following academic year. For their efforts in building and implementing a service learning course, attending the short course, and presenting, grant recipients will receive a stipend of $500.
To apply for the $500 mini-grant, send a one page narrative of your service learning course idea and a list of potential community partners to Deb Barrick (email@example.com; ext 15471).
Below are the plans our pilot program participants developed in 2012-13.