Community-University Partnerships & Service Learning
Faculty Fellows for Service-Learning Program - Spring 2010
About the Seminar:
This seminar is designed to help Fellows develop a strong background in service-learning pedagogy and to strengthen and refine service-learning knowledge and skills through developing a high quality service-learning course. Fellows commit to offering a service-learning course within a year of completing the program.
- Fellows will be provided with $750 to be used for professional development purposes as prescribed by Article 21 of the Bargaining Agreement.
- No prior experience in service-learning is expected or required to participate. However, faculty members with previous experience are welcome to apply.
- Fellows will meet in January before the start of the spring term for three days (January 12-14, 2010) as well as during one mutually agreed upon date near the end of the term, likely in May. If you would like to attend but have a conflict, please contact Community-University Partnerships and Service-Learning at email@example.com
- Readings and assignments between sessions will be limited, but required (fellows will be expected to work on the development and/or improvement of a service-learning course throughout the semester);
- Fellows will also meet once during the semester with the facilitator for an informal opportunity to touch base around course development;
- Interested fellows may request to be paired with a faculty mentor who is experienced in service-learning and will be available for consultation and support throughout the semester;
- Fellows will be expected to do a brief presentation to colleagues during the final meeting session.
How to Apply (Deadline: October 30, 2009):
Send completed application to:
CUPS: Faculty Fellowship
409 Billings Center
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 04505
Or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A letter of support from a chair or colleague is required with your application.
Your Panel of Facilitators
*Primary Facilitator:* Lynne Bond, Ph.D., was awarded The George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award for excellence in teaching in 2008. She was the Founding Director of the Office of Community-University Partnerships and Service-Learning and has extensive experience with service-learning pedagogy. A social-development psychologist, Lynne’s research agenda includes community-based strategies to promote peoples’ ability to define and achieve personal and community goals.
*Co-Facilitator:* Carrie Williams Howe is the Associate Director of the Office of
Community-University Partnerships and Service-Learning. For the past 6 years, Carrie has been consulting with faculty on the development and implementation of service-learning courses. A graduate of the UVM master’s program in higher education and student affairs and current student in the educational leadership doctoral program, she has also taught service-learning courses in leadership and the nonprofit field.
*Co-Facilitator:* Alan Tinkler, Ph.D. is a Program Assistant in the Office of
Community-University Partnerships and Service-Learning. He has used service-learning in a number of English courses, including creative writing and composition and rhetoric. As a former Board President for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Stillwater, Alan also brings an understanding of the community partner’s perspective.
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