Call for Applications: Service Learning Fellowship Opportunity

The Service Learning Faculty Fellows Program for Academic Year 2014-2015 has been redesigned by the Office of Public Engagement and the Institute for Teaching and Learning. This enhanced fellowship opportunity is designed to intentionally and consistently align with OPE’s philosophy of Relevant, Responsible, Reciprocal community engagement. The fellowship will begin with immersion training in mid-January followed by monthly two-hour workshops during the spring semester. Faculty who are accepted must commit to teaching a new or existing modified course with a service learning component in the fall of 2015. Faculty will receive continued support from the Office of Service Learning (OSL) and ITL throughout the fall, in addition to a monetary stipend or contribution to their department. Faculty Fellows are expected to mentor their colleagues in service learning as appropriate.

The Service Learning Faculty Fellows Program is open to all faculty on all campuses. Courses may be undergraduate or graduate, domestic or global.

The Office of Service Learning, as part of the Office of Public Engagement, supports academic and program-focused service learning at the University. The OSL is a resource for students, faculty, staff and community partners interested in the pedagogy of Service Learning which “is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities.” – Carnegie Foundation Definition of Service Learning


Required Fellow Orientation

Thursday and Friday, January 15 and 16 with a snow day on Monday, January 19 of 2015


Timeline for Fellow Application  

Deadline for submission: Monday, September 29th

Notification from OSL: Friday, October 10th

Faculty response to OSL:  Friday, Oct. 17th


Application will be available, Tuesday, September 2.