To address the challenge of political disengagement among young people and advance the field of service-learning by focusing on dilemmas inherent in teaching for political participation, California Campus Compact partnered with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to bring together 23 outstanding tenured and tenure-track California faculty members from academic disciplines as diverse as engineering, political science, English and agriculture as Faculty Fellows in our Service-Learning for Political Engagement Program.
Through this two-year program, which began in July 2007 and concluded in June 2009, Fellows developed, implemented and evaluated courses that use service-learning to increase students’ understanding of and skills and motivation for political participation.
During the course of the program, Fellows developed:
• Collaborative relationships with more than 90 community organizations
• Service-learning opportunities focused on political engagement for more than 1,600 students
• Models of service-learning for political engagement in 13 academic disciplines
Fellows disseminated the results of their work and lessons learned to colleagues on their campuses and across the state and nation through publication in a variety of journals and presentations at conferences, including the Western Region Campus Compact Consortium Annual Continuums of Service Conference, the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, the Annual Conference of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Association for Asian American Studies Conference, the Annual California Asian Pacific Islander Policy Summit and the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association.
Download a brochure about the California Campus Compact-Carnegie Foundation Faculty Fellows: Service-Learning for Political Engagement Program, including a list of the 23 Faculty Fellows.
If you are interested in learning more about the California Campus Compact Faculty Fellows program model, please contact Piper McGinley.