Reminder: Applications for March 7-8 Engaged Faculty Institute Due Jan. 17

Applications for Service Learning 101: An Engaged Faculty Institute on March 7-8 at the UNC Loveland Center at Centerra are due by 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17.

The EFI provides an opportunity for faculty to participate in a multi-faceted training experience around service learning - a dynamic teaching/learning strategy that has been shown to augment students' mastery of course content, enrich campus/community relationships, and positively impact retention rates. Service learning is an experiential, student-centered pedagogy that enhances classroom learning while addressing community needs.

Participants commit to attend all the EFI sessions, build service-learning partnerships and integrate tools and methods into at least one course within one academic year, with the intention of ultimately engaging students in the community while enhancing their classroom learning.

Participants must commit to attend both sessions at UNC - Centerra and will receive a stipend of $500 upon successfully completing the Institute.

The EFI will employ readings, hands-on workshops, and discussions with regional experts to provide the best practices for service-learning and guide participants as they integrate service-learning into their own curricula and in the context of engaged scholarship. Participants will leave the EFI with a new or modified syllabus for one (or more) of their courses that demonstrates the principles and best practices of service-learning.

The institute is part of the Colorado Campus Compact and the March 7-9 sessions are co-sponsored by UNC's Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. Faculty from UNC, the University of Wyoming, Front Range Community College-Larimer County, Casper College and Colorado State University will be selected to join the current cohort.

For questions about the Engaged Faculty Institute or to submit your completed application form either in hard copy or electronically, please contact Deborah Romero. 351-2458.



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