Two UAB faculty members on the campus green.UAB’s Faculty Fellows in Service Learning and Faculty Fellows in Undergraduate Research programs are one-year fellowships designed to accelerate the work of faculty members eager to develop exemplary curricular approaches to education. The programs aim to integrate the philosophy, pedagogy, and process of service-learning and course-based undergraduate research into the UAB academic environment.

Our goal is to provide a venue for faculty to design a new course or to modify an existing course to include a service-learning or a course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) component. The programs are structured around a year-long series of workshops (a total of six) designed to help faculty develop a strong background in service learning or undergraduate research pedagogies. The workshops explore theories, implementation, and assessment, and how to integrate these methodologies into courses across the disciplines.

The deadline for applications has been extended to July 15, 2022.

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Program Details

  • Benefits of Participation

    For faculty members accepted into the program, the fellowship allows for an intellectual venue in which faculty can exchange ideas with an academically diverse group and learn from the experiences of other fellows in the program. Faculty will leave the program with a revised course syllabus and the tools and resources needed to successfully implement a service-learning course. Additionally, faculty members will benefit from connections to community partners and membership in a university-wide academic engaged scholarship network.

    Participating faculty members will be provided with topic-specific readings and materials in advance of each workshop and have one-on-one assistance identifying additional discipline-specific resources and model courses in service-learning.

    Financially, the fellowship provides a $1,500 service-learning or undergraduate research enhancement stipend to each fellow to support course development and research. Funds can be used for teaching/research materials, hourly help by students or additional support staff, related travel, or other appropriate uses at the determination of the fellow and his or her department chair and dean.

  • Expectations

    The Fellows programs will meet on six Fridays from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.

    The seminar dates are:

    • The Faculty Fellows in Service Learning workshops are typically held the first Fridays of September, October, November, February, and March, and the second Friday of January.
    • The Faculty Fellows in Undergraduate Research workshops are typically held the second Fridays of September, October, November, January, February, and March.

    Participants are held responsible for attending all of the sessions and at least one individual meeting held in early December. If applying, it is essential that you are able to attend all of the meetings. If you have a class conflict or anticipate that you may be attending conferences or other meetings, please apply at another time when you will be able to make these meetings a priority. The best possible experience takes place when all of the participants of the program attend and discuss the topics presented.

  • Eligibility and Selection Process

    The Faculty Fellows in Service Learning and the Faculty Fellows in Undergraduate Research programs are open to faculty members involved in teaching (tenured and tenure-track faculty, professional and administrative educational staff, and adjunct/lecturer instructors) from any department on campus. Priority will be given to those teaching undergraduate courses, but faculty teaching graduate or professional courses may apply.

    Applicants will be selected based on the quality of their personal statements, the potential sustainability of the course(s) they propose, and the support they have from their school/college and academic department.

 

Past Participants

  • Service Learning
      • Nancy Abney, CIRTL Program Manager, Graduate School
      • Sarah E. Culver, Director of Center for Economic Education, School of Business
      • Jenelle Hodges, Instructional Design Specialist, School of Education
      • Samira Laouzai, Deputy Director/Manager, Division eLearning Services and Professional Studies
      • Yookyong Lee, Social Work, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Angela Lewis, Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Kelly Morrison, Communication Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Pam Paustian, Executive Director, Division of eLearning and Professional Studies
      • Whitney Pollio, Nursing, School of Nursing
      • Mary Wallace, Vice President for Student Experience, Division of Student Affairs
      • Neena Xavier, Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, School of Health Professions
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      • Krista Casazza, General Pediatrics, Heersink School of Medicine
      • Andrew Baer, History, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Erika Austin, Biostatistics, School of Public Health
      • Robin Lanzi, Health Behavior, School of Public Health
      • Laura Debiasi, Nursing, School of Nursing
      • Josie Prado, Curriculum Instruction, School of Education
      • Marion Wallace, Psych-Child, Heersink School of Medicine
      • Ling Ma, World Languages, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Stacy Moak, Social Work, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Ana Oliveira, Clinical Lab Sciences, School of Health Professions
      • Nicole Gravitt, Public Health Student and Academic Affairs, School of Public Health
      • Angela Stowe, Counseling Services, Student Affairs
      • Kristin Johnston Chapleau, Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, School of Health Professions
      • Suzy Davies, Health Behavior, School of Public Health
      • Caroline N. Harada, Medicine/Medical Education, Heersink School of Medicine
      • Ragib Hasan, Computer and Information Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Jenna LaChenaye, Department of Human Studies, School of Education
      • Meena Nabavi, Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health
      • Eddie Nabors, Accounting and Finance, Collat School of Business
      • Lourdes Sánchez-López, World Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Abidin Yildirim, Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering
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      • Amy Badham, Sparkman Center for Global Health, School of Public Health
      • Cathleen Cummings, Art and Art History, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Annetta Dolowitz, Department of Management, Information Systems & Quantitative Methods, Collat School of Business
      • John Thomas Maddox, World Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Gregory Myers, Office of the Dean, School of Engineering
      • Jared Ragland, Art and Art History, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Samiksha Raut, Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Anamaria Santiago, English, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Sallie Shipman, Family, Community and Health Nursing, School of Nursing
      • Stephanie Yates, Accounting and Finance, Collat School of Business
      • Jennifer Young, English, College of Arts and Sciences
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      • Bryan Breland, Assistant Professor, Health Services Administration, School of Health Professions
      • Henna Budhwani, Assistant Professor, Health Care Organization and Policy / Sparkman Center for Global Health, School of Public Health
      • Cecilia Cheon, Instructor, Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry
      • Jessica Dallow, Associate Professor, Art and Art History, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Cassandra Ellis, Assistant Professor, English, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Laurel Hitchcock, Assistant Professor, Social Work, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Christina Barger Hurst, Assistant Professor and Interim Program Director, Genetic Counseling Program, School of Health Professions
      • Pamela Sterne King, Assistant Professor, History, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Tondra Loder-Jackson, Associate Professor, Human Studies, School of Education
      • Erika Hille Rinker, Assistant Professor, World Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Anne Zinski, Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases, Heersink School of Medicine
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      • Douglas Barrett, Assistant Professor, Art & Art History, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Katie Buys, Nursing Instructor, Community Health Outcomes & Systems, School of Nursing
      • Dale Dickinson, Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health
      • Martha Earwood, Assistant Professor, Justice Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Julia Gohlke, Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health
      • Nichole Lariscy, Assistant Professor, English, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Heather Lee, Instructor, Sparkman Center for Global Health, School of Public Health
      • Lisa McCormick, Assistant Professor, Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health
      • Karolina Mukhtar, Assistant Professor, Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Barbara Wech, Associate Professor, Management, Information Systems & Quantitative Methodology, School of Business
      • Jaclyn Wells, Assistant Professor & University Writing Center Director, English, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Undergraduate Research
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      • Cora Causey, Education, School of Education
      • Nancy Wingo, Nursing, School of Nursing
      • Samantha Giordano-Mooga, Biomedical Sciences, School of Health Professions
      • Rajesh Kana, Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Ling Ma, Chinese, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Elisabeth Pellathy, Art and Art History, College of Arts and Sciences

      Videos

      Faculty Fellows in Undergraduate Research are asked to create a short video about the class they are developing and present this at the end of the fellowship. You can watch these in the videos tab.

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      • Fred “Ted” Bertrand, Assistant Dean of SHP Undergraduate and Honors Program, School of Health Professions
      • Margaret Johnson, Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Hyeyoung Lim, Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Denise Monti, Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Shahid Muktar, Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Heather Patterson, Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Samiksha Raut, Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

      Videos

      Faculty Fellows in Undergraduate Research are asked to create a short video about the class they are developing and present this at the end of the fellowship. You can watch these in the videos tab.

    • Rajesh Kana
      (2018-2019)

      Samantha Giordano
      (2018-2019)

      Nancy Wingo
      (2018-2019)

      Elisabeth Pellathy
      (2018-2019)

      Ling Ma
      (2018-2019)

      Cora Causey
      (2018-2019)

      Sami Raut
      (2017-2018)

      Shahid Muktar
      (2017-2018)

      Denise Monti
      (2017-2018)

      Margaret Johnson
      (2017-2018)

      Hyeyoung Lim
      (2017-2018)

      Ted Bertand
      (2017-2018)