Professional Development

Service-Learning Fellows Program

The Service-Learning Fellows Program is a semester-long, cohort-based program designed to foster the development and institutionalization of service-learning courses and curricula, projects, and scholarly pursuits at Purdue, as well as strengthen collaborative efforts and outcomes in communities. The program is open to faculty (including non-tenure-track) and graduate student instructors seeking to implement service-learning pedagogy under today’s shifting circumstances. Up to $3,000 is available per project ($2,000 instructor discretionary funds and $1,000 community partner project). Please note, you do not need to have a partner identified as the service-learning staff will help develop these partnerships.

Fellowship Terms of Service

  • Collaboratively develop a plan for course and project implementation with community partner and Service-Learning Director
  • Participate in 8 cohort meetings
  • Develop and submit learning contract, learning outcomes & objectives, syllabus, student reflection assignment, curricular map, research impacts, reflections, final report
  • Apply for the Purdue University Scholarship of Engagement Fellows Program, Indiana Campus Compact grant or other equivalent engagement and service-learning grants, and/or produce a scholarly contribution, i.e., annual Purdue Engagement & Service-Learning Summit
  • Contribute to the assessment of service-learning (instructor, student, community partner assessments)

Expected Use of Funds

  • No funds may be used for salaries or honoraria.
  • Funds may be used for travel needed to support the course/project.
  • Funds may be used for materials, supplies, publicity, printing, postage, digital platform technologies, etc. needed to support the course/project.
  • Funds may be used for professional development related to the project.
  • Funds may be used to support an intern or undergraduate/graduate research directly related to the project with approval by appropriate unit leadership.
  • Note: All activities and fund usage must be in compliance with the Protect Purdue guidelines and the standard operating procedures for Experiential Learning

Application

Full program call, click HERE. To apply, click HERE. Applications for Spring 2022 due November 19, 2021.

Selection Process

A selection committee consisting of Office of Engagement representatives and former service-learning fellows selects the final award recipients. Announcement of award recipients occurs in April for fall cohorts and November for spring cohorts. The Office of Engagement manages and coordinates all functions and activities thereafter.

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Partnerships

Dr. Bob Kenley

Dr. Kenley was a 2020-2021 Service-Learning Fellow. He teaches SYS 590: Service Learning and Systems Thinking at Purdue West Lafayette. During his fellowship, Dr. Kenley and his students partnered with HomesteadCS in Lafayette, IN. Together, they used systems thinking to devise a strategic plan for financial education classes that HomesteadCS will offer for college students.

Partnerships

Dr. Amanda Case

Dr. Case was a spring 2021 Service-Learning Fellow. She co-teaches EDPS 591/EDCI 590: Assessing Literacy Afterschool at Purdue West Lafayette. Dr. Case integrated her longstanding partnership with the Downtown Boxing Gym, an afterschool program in Detroit into her course. Students in the course created developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive literacy plans for middle- and high-school students.

Partnerships

Dr. Suining Ding

Dr. Suining Ding was a spring 2021 Service-Learning Fellow. She teaches INTR-D40001: Interior Design Studio I at Purdue Fort Wayne. As a fellow, Dr. Ding and her students partnered with Turnstone Center for Children and Adult with Disabilities in Fort Wayne, IN to design a long-term care facility based on the principles of universal design.

Service-Learning Fellows

Fall 2021 Service-Learning Fellows

  • Lindsay Hamm, Continuing Lecturer, Sociology
  • Huai-Rhin Kim, Continuing Lecturer, Language and Cultures
  • Amlan Mitra, Professor, Business Economics, Purdue Northwest
  • Rachel Rogers, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Pharmacy Practice
  • Evan Young, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Pharmacy Practice
  • Pam Saylor, Clinical Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences, Purdue Northwest

Spring 2020 Service-Learning Fellows

  • Amanda Case, Assistant Professor, Educational Studies with Downtown Boxing Gym
  • Suining Ding, Professor, Art and Design, Purdue Fort Wayne with Turnstone Center for Children & Adult with Disabilities
  • Alessandro Maria Selvitella, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Purdue Fort Wayne
  • Sarah LeBlanc, Assistant Professor, Communication, Purdue Fort Wayne with Allen County Department of Health
  • Zoeanna Mayhook, Assistant Professor, Libraries
  • Eugene Chan, Associate Professor, Hospitality and Tourism Management with Boys and Girls Club of White County

2019-20 Service-Learning Fellows

  • Bob Kenley, Associate Professor of Practice, Industrial Engineering with HomesteadCS
  • Jason Ware, Clinical Assistant Professor, Honors with Northend Community Center
  • Laura Schwab Reese, Assistant Professor, Health & Kinesiology; Andrea DeMaria, Assistant Professor, Public Health; Susan Modlin, Clinical Assistant Professor, Nursing; Tera Hornbeck, Continuing Lecturer, Nursing; Meg Sorg, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor, Nursing with River City Community Center
  • Christi Eden, Continuing Lecturer, Communications with Wabash River Enhancement Corporation

2018-19 Service-Learning Fellows

  • Doug Osman, Clinical Associate Professor, Communication; Troy Bell, Graduate Student, Curriculum & Instruction with GrowLocal Urban Garden Network
  • Christi Eden, Continuing Lecturer, Communications; Jen Hall, Senior Lecturer with Special Olympics
  • Carrie Grant, Graduate Student, English with City of Lafayette

2017-18 Service-Learning Fellows

  • Doug Osman, Clinical Associate Professor, Communication; Christi Eden, Continuing Lecturer, Communications with Almost Home Human Society
  • Daphene Koch, Assistant Professor, Construction Management; Abby Berg, Clinical Assistant Professor, Deborah Spoerner, Clinical Assistant Professor, Erin Hoying, Clinical Assistant Professor, Rebecca Johnson, Clinical Assistant Professor Nursing with Bauer Family Resources
  • Sandra Sydnor, Associate Professor, Hospitality & Tourism Management with Hartford Hub
  • Rachel Ravellette, Social Media Director, Communications; Trinity Overmyer, Graduate Student, English with Lafayette Transitional Housing Center
  • Jenny Bay, Associate Professor, English; Lindsey MacDonald, Graduate Student, English with Right Steps Child Development Center

2016-17 Service-Learning Fellows

  • Mark Russell, Head/Professor, Agricultural Sciences Education & Communication
  • Bill Oakes, Professor, EPICS
  • Lata Krishnan, Clinical Professor, Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
  • Jane Kirkpatrick, Professor Emerita, Nursing
  • Sandra Sydnor, Associate Professor, Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Elizabeth Brite, Clinical Associate Professor, Honors
  • Jenny Bay, Associate Professor, English
  • Doug Osman, Clinical Associate Professor, Communication
  • Patti Darbishire, Clinical Professor, Pharmacy Practice
  • Lynn Freeman, Professor Emerita, Veterinary Sciences
  • Melinda Appold, Assistant Professor, Horticulture & Landscape Architecture
  • Christi Masters, Clinical Associate Professor, Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
  • Brett Crawford, Assistant Professor, Teaching, Leadership & Innovation
  • Chad Laux, Associate Professor, Teaching Leadership & Innovation
  • Tara Star-Johnson, Associate Professor, English
  • Janet Davis, Assistant Professor, Nursing
  • Hannah Bowers, Former Assistant Professor, Educational Studies
  • Julia Kalish, Visiting Assistant Professor, Management
  • Daniel Lybrook, Professor, Teaching, Leadership & Innovation
  • Ilana Stonebraker, Associate Librarian, Libraries
  • Wendy Kline, Professor, History
  • Rachel Ravellette, Social Media Director, Communications
  • Jason Ware, Clinical Assistant Professor, Honors
  • Adam Watkins, Clinical Assistant Professor, Honors
  • Jennifer Hall, Lecturer, Communications
  • Laura Zanotti, Associate Professor, Anthropology
  • Chelsea Anderson, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
  • Vincent Duffy, Professor, Industrial Engineering
  • Nancy Rasche, Assistant Professor of Practice, Computer Graphics Technology
  • Nan Kong, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

2012-13 Service-Learning Fellows

  • Alejandro Cuza, Professor, School of Languages and Cultures
  • Jennifer Freeman, Associate Professor, Health Sciences
  • Chad Jafvert, Professor, Civil Engineering/Environmental & Ecological Engineering
  • Monica Miller, Clinical Professor, Pharmacy Practice
  • Joann Phillion, Professor, Curriculum Studies
  • Lori Unruh Synder, Assistant Professor, Agronomy

2011-12 Service-Learning Fellows

  • Paul Ebner, Professor, Animal Sciences
  • Karen Foli, Associate Professor, Nursing
  • Daphene Koch, Assistant Professor, Construction Management
  • John Lumkes, Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
  • Lynn Freeman, Professor Emerita, Veterinary Sciences

2010-11 Service-Learning Fellows

  • Carol Handwerker, Professor, Materials Engineering/Environmental and Ecological Engineering
  • Daphene Koch, Assistant Professor, Construction Management
  • Elena Benedicto, Professor, English
  • German Posada, Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
  • Jean Paul Allain, Former Associate Professor, Nuclear Engineering
  • Lynn Freeman, Professor Emerita, Veterinary Sciences
  • Lori Unruh Synder, Assistant Professor, Agronomy
  • Matthew Lynall, Clinical Professor, Management
  • Michael Schutz, Former Professor, Animal Sciences
  • Minchi Kim, Former Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction
  • Monica Miller, Clinical Professor, Pharmacy Practice

2009-10 Service-Learning Fellows

  • Adam Barry, Former Assistant Professor, Health & Kinesiology
  • Cordelia Brown, Former Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering/Engineering Education
  • Jonathon Day, Associate Professor, Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Jane Krause, Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
  • Lynn Freeman, Professor Emerita, Veterinary Sciences
  • Mathias Sutton, Associate Professor, Industrial Technology
  • Paul Ebner, Professor, Animal Sciences
  • Sandra Sydnor, Associate Professor, Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Satish Boregowda, Senior Lecturer, Management