The 2012-13 Service-Learning Fellows, their respective academic fields, and projects are:
Michael Castengera, Senior Lecturer, Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication
Castengera plans to link students in TELE 5580 & 5590 who produce the student newscast "Newsource" with citizen journalists to promote dialogue between citizens and government through digital media.
Ann Glauser, Associate Professor, Division of Academic Enhancement
Glauser's project entails integrating service-learning into UNIV 1103 (Strategies and Life-Skills Needed for Success), allowing students to become aware of the complexity of issues facing the local community while they practice critical thinking, interpersonal and leadership skills.
Betina Kaplan, Associate Professor, Spanish
Kaplan proposes restructuring the SPAN 4090 (Spanish Practicum for Service-Learning) course as well as further developing a Spanish adult literacy program at the Pinewoods Library and Learning Center.
Anna Karls, Associate Professor, Microbiology
Karls plans to develop and teach GRSC7970S (Approaches to Community Engagement), helping prepare graduate students as future faculty to take part in effective community-engaged research, teaching and service.
Emily Sahakian, Assistant Professor, Theatre and Film Studies & Romance Languages
Sahakian plans to develop and incorporate community partnerships with the Boys and Girls Club into a community-based theatre course, and to enhance assessment of the community-based work of her students.
Ajay Sharma, Assistant Professor, Veterinary Biosciences and Diagnostic Imaging
Sharma proposes establishing a sustainable multi-week community-based rotation experience into the College of Veterinary Medicine's curriculum.
Anne Shenk, Public Service Assistant, State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Shenk will build on an interdisciplinary service-learning program that partners after-school programs with environmental education and school gardening initiatives, co-teaching the Project FOCUS after-school course.
Kim Skobba, Assistant Professor, Housing and Consumer Economics
Skobba's project entails connecting students in HACE 5310 (Managing Nonprofit and Special Community Housing) with hands-on work with nonprofit housing organizations in the community.
Julie Spivey, Associate Professor, Lamar Dodd School of Art
Spivey plans to develop collaborative service-based projects integrated into the curriculum of graphic design courses, connecting students with multidisciplinary teams to address social and civic issues.