Applications for Course Enhancement Stipends

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The Scholarship of Engagement Faculty Learning Community:
Best Practices in Service Learning and Community-Based Research
Course Enhancement Application
Overview
The Service Learning Program and Manresa for Faculty in the Center for Teaching and Learning
invite you to apply to become a part of the Scholarship of Engagement (SOE) Faculty Learning
Community. The SOE community will focus on best practices in service learning and communitybased research. Full or part-time faculty chosen to participate in this community will receive a
$1,500 stipend for significantly enhancing the service learning/community-based research
component of one of their existing service learning courses. Faculty will be required to participate
in five SOE meetings including a two-day faculty workshop and community bus trip in May 2010.
A limited numbers of awards are available.
Applicant Name:
Department:
Office Phone Number:
Email:
Name and course number of the course you wish to enhance:
Number of semesters you have taught the course:
Number of semesters you have used service learning in this course:
This course is offered (circle one):
Annually
Biannually
I plan to teach this course beyond the ’10-’11 school year:
Yes
Occasionally
No
I understand that by committing to this faculty learning community I am responsible for attending
at least five of the learning community meetings and faculty development opportunities. I also
realize that I will need to submit my revised syllabus by August 6, 2010 for peer review and
feedback. My stipend for participating in this opportunity is $1,500 and will be paid in June 2010.
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Applicant’s Signature
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Date
As the department chair, I support the above applicant’s interest and participation in this
opportunity.
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Dept. Chair’s Signature
_____________________________________
Date
I. Describe how you currently use the pedagogy of service learning in your course. Please include a
copy of your current syllabus and/or service learning guidelines at the back of this application.
II. What have been some of the benefits and challenges of incorporating service learning in your
course thus far?
III. Why are you interested in being a part of this faculty community?
IV. How do you think the SOE Faculty Learning Community opportunity will:
 Enhance your teaching
 Improve student learning
 Further develop your opportunities for community engagement
 Support opportunities for your research/publication
V. We would like each Scholarship of Engagement Faculty Community member to focus on at least
three areas of “best practice” as they work to enhance their course. Please choose three of the
areas below and discuss how you plan to improve your current practices through this opportunity.
 Learning Assessment
 Course Integration
 Critical Reflection
 Community Engagement and Partnership
 Community-Based Research
 Publication
VI. In a short paragraph please describe the new approach you plan to take in your enhanced class.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE: March 31, 2010- please email to [email protected]
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