CCELL Accepts 2020 Faculty Scholars Applications
Applications are now being accepted for the LSU Service-Learning Faculty Scholars Training Program, which offers $1,500 stipends to full-time LSU faculty members interested in experiential education and hands-on learning that benefits the community. Applications are due August 21st.
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 Flagship Agenda.
Full-time faculty at the rank of instructor or above are eligible. Faculty in all disciplines, especially those from disciplines which 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 five weeks this 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 2021, Summer 2021, or Fall 2021 semester. 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 $500 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 here. For more information, email the LSU Center for Community Engagement, Learning, and Leadership (CCELL) at firstname.lastname@example.org.