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Information for Interested Faculty

  • Apply for a Service-Learning Mini-Grant

    Available Mini-Grand Funds

    Individual awards are expected to range between $500.00 and $1,000.00. Larger allocations may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Requests for support for previously funded projects will be considered, but priority will be given to new projects and or significant innovations of previous projects.

    Multidisciplinary research projects and courses are especially encouraged to apply.

    Mini-Grants support the following:

    • a new community-based research project
    • evaluation of a community-based research project or service-learning initiative
    • creation of a new or improved service-learning course
    • a new service-learning initiative or the further development of an existing one
    • professional development related to community-based research or service-learning

    Mini-Grant Call for Proposals:
    Due Date: To Be Announced

    2019-20 Application Forthcoming

    Selection Criteria

    1) Project Design and Student Learning Goals:

    Programs must have well-defined objectives, demonstrable and realistic outcomes and a thoughtfully planned timeline. Measurement of outcomes is highly encouraged and should include feedback from partnering organization. This may include qualitative—such as focus groups or interviews—or quantitative—such as written surveys—or a mixed methods approach.

    2) Community Needs:

    Service-learning courses must have a positive impact on the community and target a specific unmet need defined in conjunction with community members. Research, instructional products and/or presentations and publications must be an innovative contribution to the academic discipline and/or the service-learning community. Where applicable, it is highly recommended to have an initial meeting between the community partners, faculty, students and any other stakeholders such as receivers-of-service to establish honorable relationships and to make sure project details are clearly outlined.

    3) Integration of Best Practices:

    The project must demonstrate how principles related to community-based research (e.g. involvement by community; end result of research has demonstrable benefit to identified community) and/or service-learning (e.g. reciprocal relationship building with community partner, opportunities for student reflection; incorporation of academic concepts into service experience) will be integrated.

  • Service-Learning Awards

    Exceptional Achievement in Service-Learning Community Partner Award

    This award is presented to a CSU community partner for their commitment to building university-community partnerships that meet community-articulated needs and challenges while supporting the holistic education of the next generation of professionals, leaders, and citizens.

    Exceptional Achievement in Service-Learning Student Award

    This award is presented to a student or student group for their remarkable social or environmental contributions achieved through an academic service-learning course, a supervised internship or professional project, or community-engaged research.

    Instructional Innovation in Service-Learning Award

    This award is presented to an instructor who clearly enriches course content and addresses community concerns through skillful application of service-learning pedagogy to an academic course.

    2019-20 Call for Nominations

    Nominations are now being accepted for the three service-learning recognition awards highlighted above. Please use the form below for each nomination.

    Individuals or group honoree will receive a $200 award and framed certificate.

    Call for Nominations

    Submission Deadline

    To Be Announced

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  • Recent Winners

    2016-17 Winners

    Recognizing the AY 2016-17 Celebrate! CSU Award Recipients for exceptional community partners, students, and instructors committed to service-learning and university-community engagement, and community-based research.

    Exceptional Achievement in Service-Learning Student Award

    Presented for remarkable social or environmental contributions achieved through an academic service-learning course, a supervised internship or professional project, or community-engaged research.

    Courtney Bitzen receiving the AY 2016-17 Exceptional Achievement in Service-Learning Student Award

    Exceptional Achievement in Service-Learning Community Partner Award

    Presented for demonstrated commitment to building university-community partnerships that meet community-articulated needs and challenges while supporting the holistic education of the next generation of professionals, leaders, and citizens.

    Ludivina Rueda, Poudre Libraries, receiving the AY 2016-17 Exceptional Achievement in Service-Learning Community Partner Award

    Instructional Innovation in Service-Learning Awards

    Presented to instructors who clearly enrich course content and addresses community concerns through skillful application of service-learning pedagogy in an academic course.

    Dr. Eunhee Choi, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, receiving an AY 2016-17 Instructional Innovation in Service-Learning Award
    Dr. Malcolm Scott receiving an AY 2016-17 Instructional Innovation in Service-Learning Award

Contact Info

Photo of Margit Hentschel

Margit Hentschel
Dir. of Service-Learning
Co-Dir. of CSU Center for Mindfulness

TILT, Rm 301
Email Phone: 970.491.2032