Marshall Unversity's Center for Teaching & Learning: Service Learning Program
Service Learning Program
Service Learning Faculty Development Stipend

Project Objectives and Overview
Applications for participation in the Advanced Service Learning Workshop are now being accepted. This year the workshop is sponsored by the Hedrick Program Grant for Teaching Innovation. Faculty will be provided with instruction in the proven teaching pedagogy of service learning in order to more actively engage their students while simultaneously increasing Marshall University’s presence in the community by initiating affiliations with new community partners and further developing current ones.

The MU Service Learning Program will provide a stipend for up to ten members of faculty. Financial awards will not be less than $500.00 and not more than $1000.00 per faculty (pending number of faculty applicants). Awards will be disseminated in May 2012.

Eligibility Criteria
Faculty applicants must:
  1. be a full-time, permanent faculty member at any rank
  2. be “new” to service learning
  3. have never taught an official “SL” designated course at Marshall University
  4. have not taken the Advanced Service Learning Workshop
  5. have approval and confirmation from department chair
Faculty Recipient Commitments
Grant recipients must agree to:
  1. attend the Fall 2011 Advanced Service Learning Workshop (specifically tailored to those awarded)
  2. offer the service learning course in Spring 2012
  3. teach two additional service learning courses within a two year period after the initial course was offered (i.e., January 2012-January 2014)
  4. participate in a service learning forum or panel during Fall 2012 iPED Conference or other Service Learning-related conference

Proposal Requirements
Faculty must submit a proposal using the template provided which includes the following: name, title/ rank, course number, and course description for the course to be offered in Spring 2012 as well as a brief/general description of a service component for the course. While faculty from all Colleges and Departments are encouraged to apply, one goal of this grant is to expand SL course opportunities for students across the curriculum. Thus, proposals from Colleges and Departments with few or no SL courses currently on the books will be weighted accordingly.

Faculty applications must be electronically submitted no later than September 30, 2011. Recipients will be notified no later than October 17, 2011.

Contact Information
Service Learning Program Director, Pam Holland, MA-CCC/S, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Disorders, College of Health Professions,, 304.696.2985.

Previous Service Learning Program Director, Kim DeTardo-Bora, PhD., Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology, College of Liberal Arts,, 304.696.3084.

Proposal Form

Name Email Address
Faculty Appointment Type Years At Marshall Years Teaching Total (Full Time)
Spring 2012 Course Information
Course Number Course Title
Course Description (Catalog course description)
What are the current Course Learning Outcomes?
How will SL enhance your course? What type of project are you interested in having your students participate in to meet the course objectives? (~ 500 words)