Faculty and Student Fellows

Faculty Fellow Development Program

Since the Fall of 2006, the Civic Engagement Project has sponsored an Academic Service Learning Faculty Fellows Development Program. During the Fellows Program, faculty members engage in readings and discussion on methods to implement ASL in their courses. Faculty members meet once a month during the academic year. Faculty Fellows will then each teach a course with a significant ASL component the following academic year.

Faculty members are given a $1,000 stipend for participating in the program. The Civic Engagement Project provides assistance and additional resources that the Fellows might need both throughout the development program as well as during the teaching of the respective courses regarding course design, community partnering, reflection exercises and project evaluation.

Student Fellows program

The Student Fellows program (SF) will pair a student with a faculty member teaching an Academic Service Learning (ASL) course at the UM-Dearborn. Students involved in this program will work closely with the faculty member, students in the ASL course and community organizations to facilitate nearly every aspect of ASL at UM-Dearborn. The SF will receive training in ASL concepts, peer-to-peer reflection, site leadership and more. This program promises to offer students a new level of ownership in their education and collaboration with community agencies. The Civic Engagement Project will work closely with the SF members to oversee this program and provide all necessary training. In exchange for their participation in the program, SFs will receive a $500 stipend.

What past and current Student Fellows have said:

"I find that being a Student Fellow is very rewarding. I really enjoy working closely with professors because we exchange ideas and their feedback allows me to take a different approach to my research."-Javon Hindo, SF Fall 08, LIBS 122

"I was greatly surprised at the learning experience. Through helping the students in class, I am getting a hands-on experience."-Shavon Holcomb, SF Winter 08, SOC 435

"The students in Professor DeGenaro's class have learned so much from their experience and St. Peter's has gained from it as well. It has been a wonderful service learning experience."-Kathleen Grandy, SF Fall 07, COMP 364

"I find that helping students in creating their project, executing their projects, and helping out along the way is very rewarding. I am able to not only help these students do well, I am able to help a community nonprofit partner and relieve some of the workload on the professor."-Benjamin Pohl, SF Fall 08, OB 354

"Being an SF was rewarding. I enjoyed watching the groups come together, find an organization to work with, and really make a difference. A lot of the students had trouble with reflection. I facilitated a few reflection exercises so that the students had a better understanding of the importance of reflection in service-learning. One exercise included a key-phrase journal and I received several great journals that really showed me that not only are the organizations benefiting, but the students are also."-Chelsey Porter, SF Winter 09, ITM 381

Faculty Fellows

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