Faculty grants and workshops to support community-based teaching, learning

The Gephardt Institute for Public Service invites faculty to apply for grants to support their community-based teaching and learning (CBTL), also known as experiential education, engaged research, and most commonly, service learning.

CBTL is a pedagogy that is used across the university. Distinguishing features include applied learning activities in service to an organization or community, faculty direction and oversight, and relevant course content and assignments.

To support CBTL course development and implementation, the institute awards up to five faculty grants of $2,500 each.

Now in its fifth year, the annual grants program supports faculty innovation in CBTL. Those awarded grants join a larger cohort of previous grant recipients. The Gephardt Institute convenes this group regularly to support ongoing professional development and collaboration.

Applications are due Nov. 23, 2011. For more information, visit gephardtinstitute.wustl.edu/facultygrants.

To learn more about the grants program and specific topics related to CBTL, faculty can attend the following workshops:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 9, 4 p.m., Eads 217: Connecting to Community Partners
  • Wednesday, Feb. 8, 4 p.m., Eads 217: Managing and Evaluating CBTL Courses

For more information about the grants program and to register for the sessions, contact Nicole Durel at (314) 935-4672 or ndurel@wustl.edu.