Faculty Fellows Service-Learning Seminar

Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program

Applications for Spring 2019 will open in November 2018.

The CCE facilitates the Faculty Fellows program in coordination with USM's Faculty Liaison for Service-Learning. Since 2000, the “Faculty Fellows” program has offered nearly 100 academic service-learning fellowships. Every spring semester, six faculty members are chosen to participate in the Faculty Fellows program and attend a weekly seminar on service-learning, taught by the USM Faculty Liaison for Service-Learning. 

During the seminar, Fellows will develop a partnership with a community organization and modify a course to incorporate academic service-learning. Participants who teach the modified service-learning course within 1 year of completing the seminar will be granted a course release or stipend to teach the new course.  

Benefits of Faculty Fellows Program
  • Course Release/Stipend
  • Interdisciplinary Dialogue
  • Pedagogical Training
  • Professional Development
  • Community Connections
  • Syllabus Workshop
  • Mini-Grants or Awards
Timeline of Faculty Fellows Program

Early October: Applications Available

Late October : Applications Due

December:  Selection Notification

January:     Seminar Begins  

What is Service-Learning?
  • Relevant & Meaningful Service
  • Enhanced Academic Learning
  • Purposeful Civic Learning
Why Service-Learning?
  • It’s a high-impact educational practice (Kuh, 2008)
  • Students who participate in service-learning classes are more likely to complete degrees (Lockeman & Pelco, 2013)
  • It positively affects students’
    • Understanding of social issues
    • Personal insight
    • Cognitive development (Yorio & Ye, 2011)