Service-Learning Faculty Win EPA Grant
interdisciplinary team wins grant to support linked SL courses on climate change & water quality
- By Susan Munkres
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.