Service-Learning Basics for Faculty
Faculty are the driving force behind service learning. Faculty initiate and tailor the experience to fit their course curriculum. Although designing a service-learning course often takes extra time and thoughtful planning, faculty find that service learning enables them to:
enrich their teaching and to develop new relationships with students and a new understanding of how learning occurs.
gain a greater awareness of community issues as they relate to their own academic areas of interest.
identify new areas for research and publication.
to see CCNY's service-learning courses.
to see publishing resources for service-learning faculty.
Powell Center Support for Faculty
1. The Service-Learning Faculty Fellowship Program
The Service-Learning Faculty Fellowship Program forms the cornerstone of the Center's Service-Learning Program. Recognizing the extra time time and effort service learning requires, the Center initiated this comprehensive support program in Fall 2005. Since this time, 20 faculty from across a range of academic disciplines have participated in the program. The Fellowship provides CCNY faculty with both financial support and technical assistance as they begin to incorporate service-learning pedagogy into their course curriculum.
Click here for Service-Learning Faculty Fellowship information and application guidelines.
Click here to see the bios of the Powell Center's faculty fellows.
2. Service-Learning Course Assistant Grants for Faculty
Provides $750 stipends to students to serve as course assistants for service-learning faculty. Faculty are encouraged to choose a student who has recently completed a service-learning course and who is available to assist in the same course during a subsequent semester.
Click here for Service-Learning Course Assistant Grant information and application guidelines
3. Service-Learning Project Grants
Faculty can apply to receive up to $1,000 to support project support specific service-learning project expenses.
Click here for Service-Learning Project Grant information and application guidelines