University of Vermont

Service-Learning Faculty Win EPA Grant

interdisciplinary team wins grant to support linked SL courses on climate change & water quality

UVM is one of four Vermont higher education institutions to be awarded the Northern New England Campus Compact Campuses for Environmental Stewardship sub-grant, funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.  This $5,000 sub-grant will support faculty training and development and delivery of four courses that incorporate community service-learning projects related to climate change.  Kimberly Wallin (RSENR), Jed Murdoch (RSENR), Amy Seidl (RSENR), and Shelly Rayback (Geography, Arts & Sciences) are the four faculty members involved in this grant and Elise Schadler will be the Project Manager.  

All four faculty members have been Faculty Fellows for Service-Learning at the University of Vermont, a program sponsored by CUPS (Community-University Partnerships & Service-Learning).  Each year over 1800 students take service-learning courses, engaging in this high-impact pedagogical practice.