The Leduc Center offers a variety of resources and support for connecting real-world community needs with your academic expertise, research interests, and passion for helping students learn. We can support you at any stage of the process!
Service-Learning Faculty Fellows
Are you a faculty member or department head interested in incorporating service-learning into your courses or academic programs? If you are, consider applying to the Faculty Fellows program!
The primary purpose of the program is to foster the integration of service-learning into academic curricula. Participation in the program is a commitment to the development of a community of teachers and scholars knowledgeable in service-learning pedagogies and community-based assets and needs. As a Fellow, faculty meet on the last Friday of each month during the academic year to discuss relevant readings and prepare for service-learning classes by learning how to (re)design syllabi, develop assignments, form partnerships, etc.
Additional information can be found in the Request for a Proposal/Application. The program starts in the fall semester of each academic year. Applications are accepted at the end of the spring semester for the upcoming year.
If you are a faculty member interested in service-learning but are unable to commit to the Faculty Fellows program, the Leduc Center also offers modules on how to build a service-learning course.
Service-Learning teaching assistants
Service-learning faculty can hire student teaching assistants (TA) as additional support to help with the day-to-day details of implementing a service-learning class. They may serve as liaisons with community organizations or assist student groups with project conceptualization or implementation. They are trained and supervised by the faculty member(s) with whom they are working.
If you are searching for a community partner for your service-learning course, we can help you find an organization suited to your academic needs.