Faculty who are interested in and committed to service learning are invited to a summer workshop, July 24-27 and Aug. 15.

A group of faculty will review and revise their own syllabi and serve as “consultants” to one another. The goal is to integrate meaningful service experiences in the urban community with courses from a broad range of academic disciplines.

The workshop will include:

  • Pre-workshop reading of critical articles on curriculum design and service learning
  • Discussion of curriculum-design issues
  • Pre-workshop submission of at least one syllabus with a service-learning component or one syllabus that would adapt well to service learning
  • Critique and evaluation of other participants’ integration of service learning
  • Revision of participants’ own syllabi to reflect and incorporate new designs

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday, July 24-27. At a final lunch meeting, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, participants will review and discuss final syllabi and the service-learning projects that have been developed.

Participants will receive a $500 stipend following completion of the workshop in July.

All faculty are encouraged to apply. To do so, please send a letter of interest to Dr. Ellen Kennedy, coordinator of service learning, at ejkennedy@stthomas.edu or Mail # 6026. Express your interest in the workshop, your commitment to service learning and any prior experience you have had with using service learning in your classes.

Please apply as soon as possible. The deadline is Friday, May 12. Registration, however, is limited and will close when spaces have been filled.