Wednesday, May 23, 2012

2012-2013 Grant Recipients Announced

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Mansfield Institute's grant program for transformational learning, supported by the McCormick Tribune Foundation.  These faculty members will be able to purchase materials and needed equipment, hire an undergraduate or graduate level teaching assistant, or facilitate transportation to help them implement transformational service learning during the upcoming year.

We were able to distribute $28,000 in this cycle to support innovative uses of service learning that will allow students to develop a deeper understanding of class concepts by their outreach in the community.  Roosevelt University students in these classes, for example, will outreach urban youth to provide "street law" presentations, partner with local schools to promote restorative justice practices, collaborate with environmental organizations as part of science classes, and interview and assist immigrants in Chicago.

Congratulations to this year's awardees:

Catherine Campbell (Psychology)
PSYC 520 - Basic Clinical Skills

Tammy Oberg De La Garza (Education)
READ 320 - Teaching Reading in Elementary Schools
READ 323- Teaching Reading through Children's Literature

Melissa Sisco (Psychology)
ACP 250 - Grounds for Change / PSYC 250 - Youth Violence: Interventions and Theory
PSYC 382 - Psychology of Mentorship

W. Aaron Shoults-Wilson (Biological, Chemical, and Physical Sciences)
PHSC 105 - Introduction to Environmental Science
BIOL 112 - Environmental Biology

Amy Roberts and Kim Dienes (Psychology)
PSYC 254 - Childhood and Adolescence

Sofia Dermisi and Jon DeVries (Finance and Real Estate)
REES 493 - Urban Sustainability

Heather Dalmage and Alfred DeFreece (Sociology)
SOC 327/427 - Race and Ethnic Relations
SOC 381 - Youth, Race, and Culture

Mike Bryson (Sustainability Studies)
SUST 350 - Service and Sustainability

Priscilla Archibald (Literature and Languages)
ACP 250 - Grounds for Change / SPAN 252 - Immigration Today

Steve Balkin (Economics)
ECON 213 - Crime, Economics, and Urban Life

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