Academic Service-Learning (ASL) Fellowship
ASL Fellows learn the theory and practice of academic service-learning and how to integrate this methodology into their courses. They leave the Fellowship with a revised syllabus, experience using academic service-learning, data regarding academic service-learning impacts on students and the community, community partners, and membership in a growing university-wide academic service-learning network.
Collegiality is one of the highlights of the ASL Fellows experience. Faculty have the opportunity to meet and discuss in a small group setting. Through this interaction, Fellows form partnerships and supportive networks and engage in collaborative scholarship.
ASL Fellows are supported in their efforts to connect with the community by Kent Koth, Rachael Steward and other staff from the Center for Service and Community Engagement. The fellowship program works closely with the CSCE to provide a comprehensive, high-quality experience for all Fellows. Jeffrey Anderson, Program Director for Faculty Engagement and Assessment, offers guidance and professional development with the use of academic service-learning as an instructional method.
Presentations and publications are an important outcome of the fellowship experience. Initial ideas for scholarly research and theoretical models are shared, discussed, and refined during the workshop and seminars. Information on conference presentation and publication opportunities is also available.
As an ASL Fellow, you will:
- Receive a $1,000 stipend ($500 on completion of the Summer Workshop and $500 after presenting your academic service-learning evaluation report).
- Meet individually with the program director for support to revise a course syllabus to include academic service-learning, and teach the revised course.
- Design an action research project and collect data to determine the outcomes of your students’ participation in academic service-learning.
- Participate in a quarterly seminar of sharing, exploring, and learning about academic service-learning with other faculty fellows.
Participate in a three day Academic Service-Learning Summer Workshop.
- Conduct a presentation regarding your use of service-learning and the results of your action research project for current and former faculty fellows.
- Make a presentation on your use of service-learning and your ASL Fellowship experience in your department meeting.
- Each quarter, participate in at least one lunch-time service-learning discussion hosted by the Seattle University Center for Service and Community Engagement.
- Experience collegiality and fellowship with other faculty and community members interested in academic service-learning.
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