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Community-Engaged Learning

Faculty Funding for Community-Engaged Learning

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CCESL offers DU instructors a variety of ways to get involved with community-engaged learning including:

  • Learning Pods
  • Mini-Grants
  • The Service Learning Scholars Program
  • The Colorado Campus Compact Engaged Faculty Institute
  • Courses

Community-Engaged Learning Pods

Community-Engaged Learning Pods involves small groups of instructors working together to advance community-engaged learning at DU. Pods are designed and created by instructors with support from CCESL. Funds up to $3,000 are available to support the work of the Pod.

Applications for Community-Engaged Learning Pods are accepted on a rolling basis.

Community-Engaged Learning Mini-Grants

Community-Engaged Learning Mini-grants are available for instructors who are looking to:

  • travel to conferences;
  • purchase books,
  • journals or other materials related to community-engaged learning;
  • work with students to implement a service learning project.

This is designed to allow instructors to be innovative in promoting their service learning work to a broader audience.

Applications for mini-grants are accepted on a rolling basis for up to $1,500.

Service Learning Scholars Program

The Service Learning Scholars Program is for instructors who are new to service learning. Participants will attend a 2-day workshop (December 5 and 6, 2013), for which they will receive a $750 stipend. In addition, participants are expected to attend a follow-up meeting in Spring Quarter, for which they will receive a $125 stipend. Instructors are expected to teach a service learning course in the academic year following this training; and are eligible to receive an additional $125 stipend when they submit a syllabus from their newly developed (or revised) service learning course after teaching the course at least once.

Application are due by noon on October 22, 2013.

Campus Compact of the Mountain West Engaged Faculty Institute: Service Learning 101

This Engaged Faculty Institute is for instructors who are new to service learning. DU faculty will be selected to participate in the Engaged Faculty Institute, which will bring together faculty from multiple metro-area institutions to focus on integrating service learning into classes. Participants will attend a 2-day workshop in Winter Quarter (March 13 and 14, 2014), for which they will receive a $750 stipend. In addition, participants are expected to attend a follow-up meeting in Spring Quarter, for which they will receive a $125 stipend. Instructors are expected to teach a service learning course in the academic year following this training; and are eligible to receive an additional $125 stipend when they submit a syllabus from their newly developed (or revised) service learning course after teaching the course at least once.

*Note: Instructors are eligible to participate in either Service Learning Scholars or Engaged Faculty Institute.

Applications are due by 5:00 PM on Friday, January 24, 2014.

Service Learning Associate

Instructors who have participated in the Service Learning Scholars/Engaged Faculty
Institute program and/or who have experience implementing community-engaged
learning classes are eligible for the Service Learning Associate (SLA) Program.
Students who have previously taken service learning classes receive training to
become SLAs. SLAs then work with faculty to support the implementation of the
service learning components of classes.

For more information, please see our Service Learning Associates page, or contact Cara DiEnno at cara.dienno@du.edu.