Texas Tech University

Service Learning Faculty Fellows

Supported by the Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center (TLPDC) as well as the Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement (CALUE), the Service Learning Faculty Fellows (SLFF) program fosters a community of scholars who integrate the philosophy, pedagogy, and process of service learning into each component of their professional lives—research, teaching, and service. As is evidenced in the University's Strategic Plan and Mission Statement as well as in programs and recognitions such as the Provost's Integrated Scholars, the Texas Tech community is paying increased attention to the role of civic engagement in the development of our students. The SLFF program naturally embodies the goals and mission of the University and is a wonderful way for faculty to learn more about becoming a truly integrated scholar. Texas Tech's SLFF program is modeled after a Faculty Fellows Program at Montclair State University.

Definition of Service Learning at Texas Tech University

At Texas Tech University, academic service learning is defined as "a pedagogy that links academic study and civic engagement through thoughtfully organized service that meets the needs of the community. This service is structured by and integrated into the academic curriculum, which provides opportunities for students to learn and develop through critical reflection" (TTU Service Learning Advisory Council, 2003).

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Expectations of a SLFF
Eligibility and Terms of Fellowship
Application and Selection criteria

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