Service Learning Faculty Fellows Program
Call for Applications – Academic Year 2014-2015
Applications due May 30, 2014

About the Service Learning Faculty Fellows Program

Supported by the Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center (TLPDC) as well as the Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement (CALUE), the Service Learning Faculty Fellows (SLFF) program fosters a community of scholars who integrate the philosophy, pedagogy, and process of service learning into each component of their professional lives—research, teaching, and service. As is evidenced in the University's Strategic Plan and Mission Statement as well as in programs and recognitions such as the Provost's Integrated Scholars, the Texas Tech community is paying increased attention to the role of civic engagement in the development of our students. The SLFF program naturally embodies the goals and mission of the University and is a wonderful way for faculty to learn more about becoming a truly integrated scholar.

Texas Tech's SLFF program is modeled after a Faculty Fellows Program at Montclair State University.

Definition of Service Learning at Texas Tech University

At Texas Tech University, service learning is defined as "a pedagogy that links academic study and civic engagement through thoughtfully organized service that meets the needs of the community. This service is structured by and integrated into the academic curriculum, which provides opportunities for students to learn and develop through critical reflection" (TTU Service Learning Advisory Council, 2003).

Program Goals/Framing Questions

Throughout the course of the program, the SLFF will consider and discuss the following questions:

Expectations of a SLFF

Eligibility and Terms of Fellowship

The SLFF is open to all permanent, full-time faculty at Texas Tech University including tenure-track faculty, lecturers, instructors and other non-tenured faculty. Previous experience with service learning is not required.

As part of the SLFF, faculty members will receive a $1500 stipend and a part-time graduate assistant (the TLPDC will fund up to 10 hours per week) for the semester in which the service learning course is taught. The length of the fellowship is 9 months.

Application and Selection criteria

A committee comprised of service learning faculty, TLPDC service learning staff, and CALUE service learning staff will review each application.

An application consists of:

Applications are due by 5:00pm on May 30, 2014. Please email all application materials to Micah Logan at micah.m.logan@ttu.edu. For questions or additional information, contact Micah at micah.m.logan@ttu.edu or 834-0093.