Service-Learning Course Proposals

The call for proposals for the 2015-2016 academic year is now available here

The McLean Institute is now accepting proposals for new or converted service-learning courses. The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday, March 20, 2015. 

Up to five awards of a maximum of $1,000 will be given for new service-learning courses or the conversion of existing courses to a service-learning format. These courses may be taught during any portion of the 2015-2016 academic year, including intersessions, summer sessions, and full terms. Preference will be given to courses that target impoverished areas in Mississippi and involve cross-school and/or cross-campus collaboration. For full details, please view the Service Learning Course Proposal Form.

Faculty with successful proposals will receive the following:

  • Up to $1,000 development stipend;
  • Access to service-learning resources and to colleagues with service-learning experience; and
  • Workshops and support to facilitate service-learning design.

A brief final project report will be due to the Council on Community Engagement after the course ends.  Award recipients will also be expected to work with their students to present a poster at the annual Service-Learning Symposium organized by the McLean Institute.

To see a list of service-learning courses supported by the McLean Institute, click here.