Service-Learning / Community-Based Research Grant 2014
The Professional Resource Opportunities for Faculty (PROF) Center and Title V Grants: Sophomore Success and FOSS (Focus on Student Success) are pleased to announce the Service-Learning / Community-Based Research Grant 2014. The grant is designed to provide faculty with funding to develop a service-learning class or a community-based research course in their field of expertise. The Service-Learning /Community-Based Research Grant 2014 will fund research materials (books, journals, lab equipment, etc.), data collection materials (survey tools, instruments, computer programs, etc.), and technology equipment for service-learning projects, data collection, or data analysis. The maximum individual grant award will be $2,000.00. All full-time faculty and instructors are eligible to apply. In order to receive the award, winners must attend the Service-Learning & Community-Based Research Summer Seminar scheduled on May 20-22, 2014. In addition, students in the winners’ courses are required to showcase projects at the Fall 2014 Service-Learning Expo. All funds must be utilized by June 30th 2014.
Applicants should submit attached application and a project description by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 31st, 2014. The project description should include a brief narrative describing the project, significance of research, impact to community, proposed budget and how the project aligns with the faculty research agenda. Narrative should be no more than 1500 words. To apply go to:
Service-Learning / Community Based Research Summer Seminar. May 20-22, 2014
The summer seminar will provide foundational information about the principles of service-learning and civic engagement. The seminar is designed to engage faculty through readings, discussions, and guest speakers. Participants will be able to incorporate a community based service project into a new syllabus or adapt a syllabus for one of their existing courses. Guest facilitator Dr. Patti H. Clayton has more 15 years of experience and has been a consultant for a number of universities around the country and Canada. Dr. Clayton will focus on topics that will highlight implementation of service-learning / community- based research in the classroom and different ways of engaging student learning through critical reflection and assessment.
The Service-Learning/Community Based Research Summer seminar, scheduled for May 20-22, 2014 is open to all full and part time faculty and instructors at TAMIU.
Faculty working on multidisciplinary research projects and courses are encouraged to participate. Deadline to ensure enrollment for the Service-Learning/Community Based-Research Summer Seminar is Monday, March 31, 2014 at firstname.lastname@example.org.