The grants provide faculty members with financial support for curriculum development and implementation of community-based courses.
Christine Berg, assistant professor of occupational therapy and neurology in the School of Medicine and Adam Pearson, clinical specialist/occupational therapist in the School of Medicine. The “Applied Clinical Practice: Job and Volunteer Training Project” course is designed to provide masters level occupational therapy students with entry-level community health program development, analysis and implementation experience at The Bridge day shelter.
Andrew Colopy, assistant visiting professor of architecture in Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. In “Confluence,” students will design and build an avian observatory for the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary near West Alton, Missouri.
Raelene Crandall, postdoctoral researcher of biology in Arts & Sciences. Students in “Freshman Seminar: Controversies in Conservation Biology” will tackle a local conservation issue of their choice through a variety of established partnerships.
Jack Kirkland, associate professor in the Brown School of Social Work. The grant will support students’ work on community building around social economic development in East St. Louis with local residents and experts through the course “Building Up Low Income Communities with Residents, Professionals, and Experts to Become Socially Sustainable.”
William Scott Krummenacher, postdoctoral research associate of political science in Arts & Sciences. Through “Topics in Politics: Environmental Justice,” students will work on projects addressing environmental injustice in collaboration with Great Rivers Greenway.
Albert Mitchell, lecturer of architecture in Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Students in “Applied Design” will be matched with entrepreneurs in The Regional Entrepreneurs Exchange (T-REx) technology incubator to apply their design skills to address specific challenges facing start-up organizations.
Henry Webber, executive vice chancellor for administration, senior lecturer in the Brown School of Social Work, and adjunct professor in Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Students in “Applied Projects in Community Development” will develop proposals for large-scale transit oriented development at the Delmar Loop MetroLink Station or for economic development in North St. Louis alongside Regional Housing and Community Development Alliance.
Click here to view all past CBTL Faculty Scholars.
With increased support, we hope that students will be able to choose from a growing list of community-based teaching and learning opportunities. These courses represent an educational partnership with the broader community that is mindful, mutually beneficial, and long-lasting.
Click here to see an overview of the grant program, eligibility, funding possibilities, criteria for selection, and faculty scholar requirements.
A PDF of of the 2012-2013 Faculty Innovation Grant RFP is available here for your reference.