EAST ST LOUIS ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT

[ Update ]

Annual Report for 2001-2002

OUTLINE OF HIGHLIGHTS ESLARP 2001 2002

A record for outreach service-learning/volunteer participation:

Typically 4 outreach weekends/academic year, this year 7! Number of students participating: typically 500/ay, this year 700!

Greater faculty participation:

New ESLARP faculty hired in LA and Arch (last year in UP as well). Plus new participation by faculty in Arch hired last year.

More staff at NTAC providing more services to more people:

New staff at NTAC: one for computer technology (more following), two for not-for-profit training (helping community based organizations develop and grow in their capacities to serve their neighbors, to write grant proposals, etc.

More ESLARP Courses:

  1. Interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary course serving the South End New Development Organization (SENDO) beginning a new community improvement plan: Arch 372, L A 338, and U P 379. Next spring more work on the community improvement plan by these three courses.
  2. Arch 272, Affordable housing in the Olivette Park neighborhood.
  3. This fall, Arch 373, affordable housing for the Alta Sita neighborhood.

More Community Technology Centers (CTCs) up and running:

12 new CTCs at NTAC, churches, and other public locations with NTAC tech support. CTCs allow neighborhood leaders to access all ESLARP reports and drawings at anytime facilitating the long distance asynchronous communication required to span the distance of 180 miles. The new CTCs have wireless connections to the server at NTAC allowing low cost high speed computer applications not possible over telephone lines. Faculty and students in Library and Information Science are involved in this work.

More Faculty Fellowships awarded:

ESLARP awards $1500 fellowships to faculty who apply and who intend to offer new courses focusing on ESL service learning. ESLARP awarded 6 faculty fellowships last year to faculty in Arch, U P, L A, Library and Information Science, and Applied Life Science. Applied Life Science students and faculty are investigating the potential for tourism in ESL.

Document Author(s): PROFESSOR ROBERT I. SELBY, AIA
Last modified: 2 April 2003, Deanna Koenigs

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