2012 Seed Grants for Course Development
In the fall of 2011 AR.I conducted it's first annual Seed Grant for Course Development Program. AR.I sought proposals from interested faculty and faculty teams for development of service-learning courses that integrate interdisciplinary action research and public engagement with partners in East Central Illinois communities. Through seed grants to develop courses for spring, summer and fall 2012, AR.I seeks to build on the tradition of public engagement at the University of Illinois that was officially recognized through the 2008 Carnegie Foundation listing as an Engaged University. The purpose of this seed grant program is to facilitate the development of sustainable (new or substantially revised) courses that incorporate interdisciplinary action-research and service-learning pedagogy with committed community partners in East Central Illinois.
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|Creating Inclusive Secondary School Communities through Service Learning / SPED199/SPED590
||Stacey Diamond Michelle Bonati
|PRODUCE Pavilion / ARCH 576
|| Kevin Erickson
|Housing & Urban Policy Planning Engagement Project / UP 473
|Arts Experiences for Incarcerated Students / FAA 391
|Community-Based Experiences in Social work / SOCW199
Specifically, the program seeks to:
· Increase the number and variety of courses at Illinois that incorporate community engagement within East Central Illinois
· Involve more University of Illinois faculty and departments in offering community engagement experiences within undergraduate and graduate coursework
· Support the integration of interdisciplinary action research and service learning in the campus curriculum
Grants awarded in this funding period will be for courses to be implemented during spring, summer and fall terms of 2012. Successful applicants will be expected to take part in the series of four AR.I Faculty Affiliate workshops in the Spring of 2012 and, with their students, to present at the fall 2012 AR.I Community Engagement Symposium.
Last updated on 4/1/2013