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Center for Community Engagement

Faculty Fellows Service-Learning Seminar


Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program

Applications for 2020 Faculty Fellows Program due Nov. 15

The Center for Community Engagement facilitates the Faculty Fellows program in coordination with USM's Faculty Liaison for Service-Learning. The seminar is a weekly meeting during the spring semester for faculty from different disciplines to learn about integrating community-based learning into their classes.

A $2400 stipend is awarded to Seminar participants. Funds can be used to reimburse a course release during the Seminar or when teaching their modified course. Participants may also choose to be paid directly, minus fringe benefits. 

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

October: Applications Available

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)

Contact Us

Center for Community Engagement
104 The Hub
118 College Dr. #5211

Hattiesburg Campus

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