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CCP Course Development Grants: April 1

The Center for Community Partnerships announces course development grants to promote Academically-Based Community Service (ABCS) courses that integrate research, teaching, learning and service. Over 150 courses (from a wide range of disciplines and Penn schools) have linked Penn undergraduate and graduate students to work in the community. The grants support University faculty to develop new courses or adapt existing courses that combine research with school and community projects.

Proposals should be submitted by faculty to one of the four programs listed below. The proposal format and deadline is identical for all programs (see below). A particular proposal can be submitted to only one program, but faculty can submit more than one proposal. Information is provided below to help applicants judge which program provides the best fit for the proposed course. If you have further questions about matching your proposal to one of the programs, please contact Katie Ziemba at ziemba@sas.upenn.edu. Grants will be for no more than $4,000 per project. These funds can be used to provide graduate and undergraduate support, course support and/or summer salary ($4,000 is inclusive of E.B. if taken as salary).

The programs are:

1. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Partnerships (STEM)

2. Community Arts Partnership (CAP)

3. Program in Universities, Communities of Faith, Schools and Neighborhoods (PUCFSN)

4. Center for Community Partnerships Course Development Program

1. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Partnerships (STEM): This program, funded by the National Science Foundation, engages math, science and engineering undergraduate and graduate students in developing and implementing hands on and  inquiry-based math and science in West Philadelphia classrooms.

*   Dennis DeTurck, Principal Investigator, Professor, Mathematics Department, Dean of the College

*   Christine Massey, Director, Pre-College Research and Education and PENNLincs, Institute for Research on Cognitive Science

*  Cory Bowman, Associate Director, Center for Community Partnerships

2. Community Arts Partnership (CAP):Funded by the William Penn Foundation, the Community Arts Partnership (CAP) advances academically-based community service by Penn humanities faculty and students in collaboration with West Philadelphia community-based organizations and community artists to create and expand community arts programs at West Philadelphia public schools and in the community.

*  Ralph Rosen, Chair of CAP Faculty Committee, Professor and Graduate Chair, Classical Studies Department

*  Carol Muller, Chair of CAP Faculty Committee, Associate Professor, Music Department

*  Ira Harkavy, Principal Investigator, Associate Vice President and Director, Center for Community Partnerships

3. Program in Universities, Communities of Faith, Schools and Neighborhood Organizations (PUCFSN):PUCFSN, supported by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, is a collaborative program between the University of Pennsylvania, communities of faith,  public and private schools, and neighborhood organizations operating throughout West Philadelphia. In particular, PUCFSN focuses on three areas our partners have identified of particular concern (children, youth and education; technology; and health). Program leaders seek to break down long-standing barriers and create jointly determined and mutually beneficial action-oriented partnerships that address community needs.

*  Ann  Matter, Chair of PUCFSN Faculty Committee, Brownlee Professor and Chair, Religious Studies Department

*  William Gipson, Co-Principal Investigator, Chaplain of the University

*  Ira Harkavy, Co-Principal Investigator, Associate Vice President and Director, Center for Community Partnerships

4. Center for Community Partnerships Course Development Program:Funded by the 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.

*   Dennis DeTurck, Co-Chair, Faculty Advisory Board, Center for Community Partnerships, Dean of the College

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

*   Bernett L. Johnson, Co-Chair, Faculty Advisory Board, Center for Community Partnerships, Senior Medical Officer HUP, Senior Associate Dean of Community Outreach and Diversity

*   Francis  E. Johnston, Co-Chair, Faculty Advisory Board, Center for Community Partnerships, Professor Emeritus, Anthropology Department

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

The  criteria and format for submitting proposals to all four of the above programs are:

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 improving the community

6. Evidence as to how the course activity will engage undergraduate and/or graduate students in real-world problem solving research opportunities

7. Potential for sustainability

Format:

 1. Cover Page

      1.1 Name, title, department, school, mailing address

      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. Alternatively, you can e-mail the proposal to Katie Ziemba at ziemba@sas.upenn.edu. The due date for all programs is April 1, 2005 by 5 p.m.

—Dennis DeTurck, Co-Chair, Faculty Advisory Board,
Center for Community Partnerships, Dean of the College

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

—Bernett L. Johnson, Co-Chair, Faculty Advisory Board, Center for Community Partnerships,  Senior Medical Officer HUP,
Senior Associate Dean of Community Outreach and Diversity

—Francis  E. Johnston, Co-Chair, Faculty Advisory Board,
Center for Community Partnerships,
 
Professor Emeritus,
Anthropology Department

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

 

 



 
  Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 20, February 8, 2005

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