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Center for Community Partnerships
Course Development Program: April 19

The Center for Community Partnerships announces course development grants to promote academically-based community service, learning and research. Academically-based community service (ABCS) is at the core of the Center's work. Rooted in and intrinsically linked to teaching and/or research, ABCS encompasses problem-oriented research and teaching, as well as service learning. The grants support University faculty to develop new courses that combine research with cooperative community projects.

Proposals should be submitted by faculty. Courses should be new or substantially restructured and could be undergraduate, graduate or mixed undergraduate and graduate. The proposal format and deadline is identical for all programs.

A specific proposal can be submitted to only one program, but faculty may submit more than one proposal. Grants will be for no more than $3,000 per project. These funds can be used to provide graduate and undergraduate support, course support and/or summer salary ($3,000 is inclusive of E.B. if taken as salary).

Funded Center for Community Partnerships, this program will allow faculty to develop new and substantially restructured undergraduate and graduate level courses that engage students in real world problem solving projects in conjunction with schools and community organizations located in West Philadelphia.

Criteria:

  1. Academic excellence
  2. Integration of research, teaching and service
  3. Partnership with schools, community groups, service agencies, etc.
  4. Focus on Philadelphia, especially West Philadelphia
  5. Evidence as to how the course activity will involve participation or interaction with the community as well as contribute to improv- ing the community
  6. Evidence as to how the course activity will engage undergraduates in research opportunities
  7. Potential for sustainability

Format:

1. Cover Page

1.1 - Name, title, department, school, mailing address, social security number

1.2 - Title of the proposal

1.3 - Amount requested

1.4 - Specific program to which you are applying

1.5 - 100-word abstract of the proposal (include a description of how the course will involve interaction with the community and benefit the community)

2. A one-page biographical sketch of applicant

3. A two-to four-page mini-proposal

4. Amount of the request and budget

An original and five copies of the proposal should be submitted to the Center for Community Partnerships, 133 S. 36th Street, Suite 519, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3246. The due date for all programs is April 19, 2002, by 5 p.m.

--Richard Beeman, Dean of the College, Co-Chair,
Faculty Advisory Committee, Center for Community Partnerships

--Francis E. Johnston, Professor of Anthropology, Co-Chair,
Faculty Advisory Committee, Center for Community Partnerships

--Albert J. Stunkard, Professor of Psychiatry, Co-Chair,
Faculty Advisory Committee, Center for Community Partnerships

--Ira Harkavy, Associate Vice President and Director,
Center for Community Partnerships


Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 26, March 19, 2002

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS:

Tuesday,
March 19, 2002
Volume 48 Number 26
www.upenn.edu/almanac/

Penn's Vice Provost for Information Systems and Computing will become Georgetown's next Provost.
Penn Medicine is getting one of the largest gifts ever to a university hospital: a $100 million endowment from Philadelphia Health Care Trust.
The Center for Folklore and Ethnography honors its first director at a symposium this week.
Last call for volunteers for University Council committees for 2002-2003.
Military Leave Policy revisions clarify benefits for those serving their country.
Health care and Dependent Care Pre-tax Expense Accounts: restrictions, tax implications and special limits for dependent care.