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Course Development Grants

 

The Center for Social Concerns is currently accepting

proposals for the 2015 Course Development Grants.

Proposal Requirements


Proposal Application deadline:

Friday, February 27, 2015

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2014–2015 Course Development Grant Recipients

 

Writing Center Theory & Practice: A Community-Based Practicum in the Teaching of Writing
Matthew Capdevielle
Director, University Writing Center
Assistant Professor of the Practice
University Writing Program


Community Engagement: Hispanic Outreach and Education
María Coloma
Associate Professional Specialist
Romance Languages and Literatures

 

 

Chemistry in Service of the Community: Drug Detectives
Marya Lieberman
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Michelle Pillers
Ph.D. Candidate, Chemistry and Biochemistry

 

2014–2015 Gray Family Course Development Grant Recipient

Social Media
Brett Robinson
Visiting Assistant Professor
Marketing

 

Each year the Center for Social Concerns accepts proposals for $2,500* summer grants to fund the design of a new course or a major redesign of an existing course. These course development grants are a special initiative for faculty interested in incorporating social concerns into their courses through community-based learning. Community-based learning integrates student direct service or other forms of civic engagement, such as research for non-profit organizations, into academic courses.

Faculty in the Mendoza College of Business are eligible for $2,500* course development grants generously supported by the Gray Family. The application process for the Gray Family Course Development Grant is identical to the general grant.

The Center for Social Concerns also makes available $2,000* course development grants to graduate students each year.

Faculty and graduate students who attend the Community Engagement Faculty Institute at the Center for Social Concerns will be given special consideration.


Proposals of approximately three pages should include the following information.

Background
Proposed or actual name of the course; a brief course description; an indication of how the course fits into the major, college and/or university requirements/electives; the target student population; prerequisite student knowledge; desired size of the class; and the semester when the course will first be offered.

Course Content and Pedagogy
The social concerns issue or issues the course will address; anticipated community engagement of the students and how this will be integrated into the course (e.g., through potential assignments); and one or more civic learning goals and method to assess their attainment.

Department Approval
A brief statement from the applicant's Department Chair should be included with the course proposal indicating departmental approval of the course and verifying that the course will be offered at least once during the upcoming two academic years. Note that this grant does not include any payment for instruction of the course. All such compensation must be worked out with Department Chair or other appropriate parties.

Who May Apply
Teaching-and-Research and Special Professional Faculty may apply. One grant will be available to a qualified graduate student. Gray Family Course Development Grants are only available to faculty in the Mendoza College of Business.

Assistance
The Center for Social Concerns is available to provide one-on-one assistance in the crafting of the new course and proposal. For assistance or additional information, contact Dr. Connie Snyder Mick.

Where to Send

Please send the proposal as an email attachment to Dr. Connie Snyder Mick.

*Course development grant monies are taxable.

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Learn more about previous grant recipients:

2013–2014 Course Development Grant Recipients

  • Tatiana Botero-Jáuregui, Immigration and the Construction of Memory
  • Amy Jonason, Sustainable Food Systems and Social Justice
  • Jessica McManus Warnell, Business Ethics Field Project

2012–2013 Course Development Grant Recipients

  • Elizabeth Capdevielle, The Rhetoric of Resilience: Sustainable Farming in the Community
  • Daniel Escher, Energy, Social Life, and Civic Engagement
  • Kenneth W. Milani, Accounting and Reporting for Governmental Entities, Nongovernmental and Not-for-Profit Organizations

2011–2012 Course Development Grant Recipients

  • Thomas F. Anderson, La literatura, el arte y el cine al servicio del pueblo
  • Daniel Hicks, Are We Eating Good Food?
  • Mitch Nakaue, What Are the Roots that Clutch?
  • Ante Glavas, Business of Sustainability and Social Responsibility

2010–2011 Course Development Grant Recipients

  • Kraig Beyerlein, Religion and Social Activism
  • Cynthia Mahmood, The Anthropology of Human Right
  • Charles T. Strauss, Rhetoric of the American City

2009–2010 Course Development Grant Recipients

  • James M. Frabutt and Anthony C. Holter, “Change Agents in Schools” in Leadership in Catholic Schools IV
  • Marisel Moreno-Anderson, Beyond the Islands: U.S. Latino Caribbean Literature and Culture
  • Tamo Chattopadhay, India Education Action Research Seminar

2008–2009 Course Development Grant Recipients

  • Essaka Joshua, Disability College Seminar
  • Anthony Juan, Jr., Dramatic Text, Production, and Social Concerns
  • Connie Mick, Living Lean: Rhetoric of Sustainability in Modern Media
  • Krupali Uplekar, Research and Documentation of Historic Buildings

2007–2008 Course Development Grant Recipients

  • Katherine Zieman, Literacy in the Classroom and in the World
  • Alexandre Chapeaux and Felipe Witchger; Energy Policy, the Environment and Social Change
  • Stuart Greene, Senior Research Seminar in Education, Schooling and Society

2006–2007 Course Development Grant Recipients

  • Wendy Arons, Theatre and Social Activism
  • Daniel Lende, Researching Disease: Methods in Medical Anthropology
  • Alvin Tillery, African Americans and U.S. Politics

2005–2006 Course Development Grant Recipients

  • Mark Gunty, Community Research Practicum
  • Yih-Fang Huang and Daniel J. Costello, Jr., Wireless Communications – The Technology and Impact of Anytime/Anywhere Connectivity
  • Jonathan Noble, To Serve an Ancient Village in China: Historical Preservation, Religious Life, and Teaching English
  • Margie Pfeil and Wilasa Vichit-Vadakan, The Ethics of Energy Conservation

2004–2005 Course Development Grant Recipients

  • Rev. Dan Groody, Walking Humbly, Living Justly: Being Christian in a World of Poverty
  • Michael Wiescher, Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Warfare
  • Mary Wong, New Urbanism: Diversity & Community in South Bend

To review courses incorporating social concerns go to Courses Offering CBR Opportunities.

 

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