In 2012, the University of North Florida partnered with Florida Campus Compact (FL/CC) and Learn and Serve America to support the integration of Service-Learning into courses that focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplinary issues. There was also an interest on courses with a focus on Environmental Sustainability and Community Health issues. The STEM Service-Learning Fellows program supported faculty in the redesign and implementation of Service-Learning courses which aligned with the university’s goal of integrating Community-Based Transformational Learning (CBTL) throughout UNF’s curriculum.
Applications were accepted and processed on a rolling basis until filled in January 2012.
*The specific results of this background check are not shared with the Center for Community-Based Learning or UNF; rather we are only informed of your eligibility to receive the stipend funds.
The Center for Community-Based Learning supported STEM Fellows Program participants through the entire process, which concluded by spring of 2013. This support included, but was not limited to:
The Office of Faculty Enhancement supported STEM Fellows Program participants through the entire redesign process as well. This support included, but was not limited to:
The form information below is a reference of the application from 2012.
Name of College/University
Office Phone #
Day of Institute/Cell#
Stem Discipline (Please mark all that apply with an X )
Other Related Discipline
Proposed Course Title (and Course ID if known) you are planning to design/re-design
Anticipated Semester Course will be offered. (must be between Summer 2012 and Spring 2013 to be eligible for Program)
Are there any specific skills you are looking to develop during the workshop? If so, explain.
Please list any special needs for which you would like accommodation (including dietary preferences) during the February 24-25, 2012 Institute.
Participants completed course redesign around Community-Based Learning (particularly Service Learning).
At the completion of phase 2 faculty fellows received two-thirds ($1000 -total includes FICA) of their stipend as payment for their participation in the program.
*These artifacts were scored by independent raters using the appropriate CBTL rubric and the aggregate data was shared with the faculty member and also used for University reporting.
At the completion of phase 3 faculty fellows received the final third ($500 -total includes FICA) of their stipend as payment for their participation in the program.
“This material is based upon work supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service under Learn and Serve American Grant No. 10LHSFL001. Opinions or points of view expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Corporation or the Learn and Serve America Program.”
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