Interested in incorporating or strengthening a service learning component in one of your classes? Champlain has the opportunity to apply for a $5000 grant through Vermont Campus Compact to bring a minimum of 4 faculty members together who will include a service learning project related to any aspect of climate change or water quality in a course in the 2013-2014 year. This grant is meant to help bring a group of faculty from across the disciplines together and provide them training, resources, and support to make these courses happen. Service learning projects (of any scale) can take place with a community or campus partner, and in any location (global is ok!) Faculty will be required to attend a two-day training on June 10-11th in Portland, Maine (lodging and food is included).
The application process is not very demanding, as most of the course planning will occur during the June training. I am willing to act as the campus project manager, and my time can count as the cost-share component of the grant. We just need gauge interest and see if there are at least four faculty who would be interested in this opportunity by March 1st when letters of intent are due.
Interested? Let me know.