The Office of Service-Learning has selected nine faculty members, including our own Kristi Schaller, for participation in its yearlong Service-Learning Fellows program. This program provides an opportunity for faculty members from a range of disciplines to integrate academic service-learning into their professional practice. Fellows meet regularly throughout the academic year and receive an award of up to $2,500 to develop a proposed service-learning project.
One way for students to fulfill UGA's new experiential learning graduation requirement, academic service-learning integrates organized service activities that meet community-identified needs into academic courses to enhance understanding of academic content, teach civic responsibility and provide benefit to the community.
Kristi Schaller is a senior lecturer in the communication studies department of Franklin College. Students in Schaller's COMM 3600S "Introduction to Small-Group Communication" course will implement group communication and leadership strategies into their work with community partners, while at the same time learning more about the needs of individuals in the local community.
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