Service-Learning Faculty Fellows

Service-Learning Faculty Fellows

Center for Academic Excellence (FAD) | Global Learning
Center for Academic Excellence (FAD)
Global Learning

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App State faculty are invited to participate in the service- learning faculty fellows program. Participation in the cohort involves attending workshops focused on discussing the foundations of civic engagement, syllabus design, service-learning course objectives, appropriate reflections/writing assignments for service-learning classes, nuts-and-bolts of community involvement and the role of civic engagement in tenure and promotion.

Participants receive a $250 stipend for attending all sessions. An additional $250 is available for fellows who present on civic engagement or their experience utilizing service-learning at a conference.

Participation in this program means attending workshops for two days followed by a luncheon where we discuss a syllabus you are developing.

This Spring, we'll have our faculty fellows sessions during the following dates/times/location:

Thursday, February 21st; 8:50am-4:00pm; 165 Elk Knob, Plemmons Student Union

Tuesday, February 26th; 8:50am-4:00pm; 136 Snake Mountain, Plemmons Student Union

Tuesday, March 19th; 11:30am-1:30pm (Syllabus Luncheon); 136 Snake Mountain, Pelmmons Student Union

For full information on this program, click on the "additional information" hyperlink listed below the "workshop type" towards the bottom of the page.

Understanding that these times and dates may fall when faculty are in class, coverage can be made for a presentation on civic engagement to your students/classes on times that you will be in the fellows program. Someone from the ACT office can cover your classes during those times by filling out the following online form:

Facilitator: Brian MacHarg, Academic Civic Engagement

  • Develop a new syllabus or modify an existing course to integrate service-learning into the class.
  • Understand the various forms of experiential education.
  • Identify resources available through the office of academic civic engagement.
  • Evaluate the utility of setting objectives and assessments in service-learning classes.
  • Understand how to maximize the relationship with community partners
  • Identify new ways to assist students in reflecting on and writing about their service experiences
  • Consider the ways that including civic engagement fits into the larger higher education landscape and one’s teaching portfolio for tenure and promotion


  • Crystal Weisner

Please contact a course administrator for additional information.