NIU launches first Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program

davis-summerNIU is launching it first Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program.

The program aims to promote the interrelationship of teaching, research and service through theory, action and reflection in response to community needs and to develop and translate academic knowledge, critical thinking and community engagement into civic responsibility.

The Faculty Fellows program provides an opportunity for one or two exemplary faculty members to serve as ambassadors, advocates and mentors for NIU faculty and staff, providing leadership and guidance around the incorporation of service-learning pedagogy into existing or new courses.

Faculty Fellows will receive up to $2,500 in compensation and professional development funds over the two year commitment ($1,500 the first year and up to $1,000 the second year) and will be provided with an undergraduate teaching assistant, if desired.

The program is open to all tenured and tenure- rack faculty involved in undergraduate teaching from any department on campus.

The Service-Learning Faculty Fellows program is supported by the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning, the Office of the Provost and the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center.

Interested faculty should complete an online application by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30.

For more information or questions, email engage@niu.edu.

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