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Center for Community Engagement

Faculty Fellows Service-Learning Seminar

Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program
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
116 Harkins Hall
118 College Dr. #5211

Hattiesburg Campus

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