The University Record, January 21, 1998
learning grants awarded to 11 faculty
From the Center for Learning
through Community Service
Eleven faculty members have received course
development grants from the Center for Learning through Community Service.
The grants will enable them to integrate community-based research and
service-learning into an existing or new course.
research is a methodology in which researchers collaborate with community
members as partners and participants in the process. Service-learning is
a pedagogy in which students serve the community, reflect critically and
learn from the experience.
The recipients and their projects
are:William Alexander, English, will involve students and residents
in research on juvenile detention centers and correctional facilities and
incorporate the knowledge into theater productions.Rosario Ceballo,
psychology, will involve undergraduate students in a study of the impacts
of community violence on children in Detroit in one course and incorporate
the information in a new graduate course on a similar subject.Margaret
Dewar, urban and regional planning, will involve students and community
partners in research to assess the effects of the Empowerment Zone on
business employers in a Detroit neighborhood.Larry Gant, social work,
will involve students in environmental scans and asset mapping with a
coalition of 12 social agencies in Detroit¼s Woodward corridor.Aseem
Inam, urban and regional planning, will involve students and residents in
collaborative research on housing problems and planning solutions in a
Detroit neighborhood.Jed Jacobson, dentistry, will help dental
students provide services and gather data on unmet needs in partnership
with community agencies in Calhoun County.Timothy Johnson, medicine,
and Carolyn Sampselle, nursing, will involve students in community
research and outreach activities to promote women¼s health.Robert
Ortega, social work, and Lorraine Gutierrez, social work and psychology,
will help students assess organizational resources and service needs in
four Michigan Latino communities.
Funding is provided by the
Bonner Foundation with support from the Corporation for National Service
Learn and Serve Higher Education Program.
For more information, contact
Barry Checkoway or Jeffrey Howard, 1024 Hill St.,