Invitation to Participate
FAU Center for Teaching and Learning
Faculty Learning Community (FLC)
Academic Service-Learning
Facilitator: Lorraine Cross, College of Education
October 2008 – May 2009

What is Academic Service-Learning?

Academic Service-Learning is pedagogy; it integrates intentional ways of community service with instruction and reflection.  It is designed to enrich the learning experience through hands-on activity and to teach civic responsibility.  Service learning encourages students to apply what they learned in the classroom and to reflect on their experiences by thinking, discussing, and writing about them.  It also teaches students to apply academic knowledge to real-life civic issues and promotes teamwork and collaborative problem-solving, develops life skills, exposes students to the complexity of the human experience and challenges simplistic solutions, and makes learning more personally meaningful.

What is the focus of this Faculty Learning Community (FLC):

This FLC is a cross-disciplinary group of faculty committed to participate in a collaborative year-long program to explore and foster community engagement through academic service-learning. 

Who can participate?

  • You may apply to this FLC if you are a full-time, continuing, faculty member. 
  • You must be willing to integrate academic service-learning into an existing or new course and have the approval of your department chair. 

What are the expectations? 

  • Attend and actively participate in once-a-month meetings during the 2008-2009 academic year and in Blackboard discussions.

  • Engage your Academic Service-Learning FLC colleagues in scholarly conversations on research, current trends, and best practices for academic service-learning.

  • Support your FLC colleagues as they work to implement academic service-learning in existing or future courses during 2008-2009.

  • Implement academic service-learning in at least one course during 2008-2009.

  • Participate in a symposium to highlight student learning outcomes from implemented academic service-learning activities.


You will receive a $1,000 stipend for your active participation in the FLC and upon implementation of academic service-learning in coursework.

Please click here for an application

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, October 17, and we hope to start the FLC very soon after. If you have questions, please contact Ed Pratt at x71171 or at

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