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$2,000 grants are available to develop and teach service-learning courses

September 18, 2008

Faculty are invited to submit proposals that would integrate service-learning components with existing undergraduate courses. Classes must highlight themes from the Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS) programs and be offered for Honors credit.

Any full- or part-time faculty member in good standing can apply for a CommunityEngagement@Wayne Grant. Awardees will receive $2,000 for course planning and implementation. Up to four grants will be awarded.

Grant guidelines may be found at http://communityengagement.wayne.edu/rfp_winter2009_2.pdf.

The deadline for application is Nov. 3, 2008.

For assistance with the grant or application process, contact Monita Mungo at (313) 577-9216 or momungo@wayne.edu.

Building on the Irvin D. Reid Honors College mission of promoting informed, engaged citizenship, CommunityEngagement@Wayne provides faculty with the tools necessary to strengthen their course content; students with the opportunity to give back and apply classroom theories in a hands-on way; and community organizations with the chance to receive assistance from some of Wayne State’s most dedicated citizens.

The Irvin D. Reid Honors College exemplifies Wayne State University’s commitment to the urban experience and to the enrichment of teaching, service and research. It is the mission of Honors to promote informed, engaged citizenship as the foundation for academic achievement in a diverse global environment.
 
The college is home to more than 1,300 students who may choose their majors from among the 126 bachelor’s degree programs offered by the university.

Media Contact: Adam Herman, senior communications officer, Irvin D. Reid Honors College
Voice: 313-577-4621
Fax: 313-577-6425
E-mail: aherman@wayne.edu