Faculty Service-Learning Grants

Funding is provided through the Center for Internships & Community Engagement; the CSU Chancellor’s Office Call to Service Initiative; and the Student Success Initiative.

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Service-Learning Partnership (Project)

up to $3,000

Faculty will strengthen a partnership between the campus and the community through a collaboratively-conceived, course-related service-learning project that targets an unmet community need. Must result in an implemented project within the one-year grant period.

Add Service-Learning to a Course

up to $3,000 

A faculty member, lecturer or instructor will modify the curriculum of an established course or create a new course to include a required service-learning component. Service-learning allows students an alternative mode for exploring the course topic by providing 20 to 40 hours of service that meets an identified community need, combined with reflective exercises to connect the service and need to the learning objectives for the course.

Assessment / SCHOLARSHIP of Service-Learning

up to $1,500

Supports research or scholarship about service-learning. Funds for an assessment project about the impact of a CSUF service-learning course, or development of a manuscript for a peer-reviewed scholarly journal or book chapter about service-learning pedagogy or results. Assessment project or manuscript must be complete by the end of the grant period (December 2017).

INTERNATIONAL Service-Learning

Support for faculty travel to establish service-learning partnerships, and/or to provide partial support for student travel costs to participate in international service-learning courses. Faculty advance travel/prep: up to 80% of state-allowed expenses (max $2,000; max one award per faculty). Student travel: not more than 50% of per-student travel costs (max $500 per student; max $5,000 per course/trip; faculty travel included in student costs).

Service-learning conference Travel

Support for a member of the permanent faculty (with or without student co-presenters) who will participate in a professional, academic, or service-learning conference to present a paper or attend a session(s) specifically about course-related service or service-learning partnerships. Evidence of attendance or presentation at service-related session(s) required for reimbursement.

Faculty: up to $500 toward registration or state-allowed travel. Students: up to $1,000 per student toward registration or state-allowed travel (maximum 5 students); students must be listed as co-presenters and travel with co-presenting faculty member.

2016 Awardees

Ms. Rose Adams, Art Department
Dr. Laura Chandler, Health Science Department
Ms. Lisa Draskovich-Long, Theatre and Dance Department
Dr. Ryan Gottfredson, Management Department
Dr. Cora Granata, History Department
Dr. Julián Jefferies, Literacy and Reading Education Department
Dr. Sara Johnson, Anthropology Department
Dr. C. Jessie Jones, Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, Ms. Courtney Wysocki, City of Fullerton, and Mr. Barry Ross, St. Jude Medical Center
Dr. Jarret Lovell, Politics, Administration and Justice Division
Dr. Risto Marttinen, Kinesiology Department
Dr. Tu-Uyen Nguyen, Asian American Studies Program
Dr. Jennifer Piazza, Health Science Department
Dr. Dennis Siebenaler, School of Music
Dr. Debra Stout, Child and Adolescent Studies Department
Dr. Sora Park Tanjasiri, Health Science Department
Dr. Ying-Chiao Tsao, Human Communication Studies Department
Dr. Chris Ruiz-Velasco, English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics Department
Dr. Jennifer A. Yee, Asian American Studies Program
Dr. Jenny Yen, Child and Adolescent Studies, and Katie Herbst, Jumpstart

2015 Awardees

Dr. Joao Barros, Kinesiology
Dr. Laura Chandler, Health Science Department
Dr. Julian Jefferies, Literacy and Reading Education Department
Dr. Stacy Mallicoat, Politics, Administration and Justice
Dr. Kent Marume, Asian American Studies Program
Dr. Bonnie Massey, Sociology Department
Dr. Tu-Uyen Nguyen, Asian American Studies Program
Dr. Orvic Pada, Sociology Department
Dr. Eric Reyes, Asian American Studies Program
Dr. Joanne Stohs, Psychology Department
Dr. Ying-Chiao Tsao, Human Communication Studies
Dr. Kathy Webster, Kinesiology Department
Dr. Jennifer A. Yee, Asian American Studies Program

2014 Awardees

Dr. Laura Chandler, Health Science Department
Dr. Christine Gardiner, Politics, Administration and Justice
Dr. Cynthia Gautreau and Dr. Michelle Vander veldt, Elementary Education
Dr. Arnold Holland, Visual Arts, Graphic Design
Dr. Jack Jinghui Liu, Modern Languages and Literatures Department
Dr. Patricia Perez, Chicana/o Studies
Dr. Devon Thacker Thomas, Sociology Department
Dr. Ying-Chiao Tsao, Human Communication Studies
Dr. Martha Webber, English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics
Dr. Lisa Winstead, Elementary and Bilingual Education, CSUF Bilingual Authorization Program
Dr. Jindong Wu, Geography
Dr. Jenny Yen, Child and Adolescent Studies

2013 Awardees

Dr. John Breskey, Health Science Department
Dr. Kiran George, Computer Engineering
Dr. Edythe Krampe, Sociology Department
Dr. Gail Love, Communications Department (Ballentine Endowment for Nonprofit-Campus Research)

2012 Awardees

Dr. Erualdo Gonzalez , Chicano Studies
Dr. Jack Jinghui Liu, Modern Languages and Literatures Department
Dr. Tu-Uyen Nguyen, Asian American Studies Program
Dr. Chris Street, Secondary Education
Dr. Saul Tobias, Liberal Studies Department
Dr. Ying-Chiao Tsao, Human Communication Studies Department
Dr. Jindong Wu, Geography Department

2011 Awardees

Dr. Ioakim Boutakidis, Child and Adolescent Studies
Dr. Jennifer Burnaford and Dr. Jayson Smith, Biological Science
Dr. Russell Espinoza, Psychology
Dr. Christine Gardiner, Politics, Administration and Justice
Ms. Breta Hedges, Marketing, whose partner, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, received the 2011 Community Engagement Award for Stellar Student Support
Dr. Arnold Holland, Visual Arts, Graphic Design
Dr. Edythe Krampe, Sociology
Dr. Rebecca Otten and Dr. Mary Wickman, Nursing
Dr. Jennifer Ponder and Dr. Teresa Crawford, Elementary and Bilingual Education
Dr. Jindong Wu, Geography
Dr. Jennifer A. Yee, Asian-American Studies, recipient of the 2011 Community Engagement Award for Outstanding Service-Learning InstructorPDF File

SERVICE-LEARNING Grant Resources