Faculty members interested in developing a Service-Learning course can apply to the Community-Based Learning (CBL) Fellows Program. CBL Fellows meet regularly throughout the fall and spring semester to discuss readings and develop skills to make service-learning a successful experience for students. (PDF)
For faculty members interested in learning more about developing a service-learning course, this seminar will answer questions and help you get started. Date TBA
The UW-Whitewater School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education, in partnership with the Undergraduate Research Program; awards up to four Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Community Based Research (SURF-CBR) of $3,500 each to support community-based research in the state of Wisconsin. In addition, up to $500 funding for supplies, services and travel expenses may be available. Mentors of selected research fellows will receive a summer stipend of $2,500. http://www.uww.edu/urp/grants/surf/surf-cbr
Engaged Scholarship Grants: http://www.uww.edu/ce/edugrants The School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education announces the availability of funding to support pilot initiatives that establish or enhance UW-Whitewater relationships with community partners in Southeastern Wisconsin for the purpose of addressing critical regional needs.
The Home Depot Foundation offers grants up to $5,000 to public service agencies that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Applications are due December 31st, 2016.
We encourage you to have an orientation session before you send students into the community as part of your course. The orientation should include things like:
Our office can help you design the orientation and work with community partners to determine what information should be included.
Assessing student learning and contributions to community partners are important components of Service-Learning. Our office can help you find resources to develop your evaluations and assessments. We also have examples that other programs have used, to help you design an approved evaluation method.
The forms are available for Service-Learning courses at UW-Whitewater:
UW-Whitewater values partnering with area school districts to support the needs of all students. To ensure this partnership thrives, the following procedures should be followed: