Wayne State College

Service-Learning Projects

Information for Students and Faculty


Surveys for Service-Learning Students

Please complete the pre-service survey before beginning your Spring 2020 service project.

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Subgrant Proposal Guidelines (2019-20)

The Service-Learning Program at Wayne State College (WSC) provides institutional subgrants to help meet the needs of area community partners.

All academic courses and recognized campus organizations integrating a Service-Learning component are eligible to apply for S-L sub-grant support. S-L subgrant proposals should be designed to address community partner needs. Typically, a subgrant award is no more than $500, but needs, number of students, and complexity may increase the award.

The Service-Learning institutional subgrants provide support for mileage, guest speakers, supplies, recognitions, etc. Please note that there are restrictions for state funds. Please refer to the 2019 WSC Employee Handbook. For additional information, please contact Lisa Nelson, WSC Director of Service-Learning, at 402-375-7182.

WSC’s Service-Learning Faculty Advisory Committee members review subgrant proposals and based on a consensus make recommendations for funding. The S-L Advisory Committee members serve as evaluators on a rotating schedule. Grantees agree to provide a project summary with evaluation components, faculty, community partner and student surveys, student reflections, an activity log (time/effort report), and demographic information (tracking tool) upon completion of the S-L activity.

S-L subgrant proposals have a rolling deadline throughout the academic year.  The review process takes approximately 1-2 weeks. The number of subgrants awarded in an academic year is determined by funding availability. Early submissions are encouraged.

Please send S-L subgrant proposals electronically to Lisa Nelson at linelso1@wsc.edu.

All proposals should include:

  1. Title Page: Applicant/faculty and/or organization name(s) and advisor (if co-curricular). Please include names and contact information for all individuals involved.
    - Course title, department, call number
    - S-L project/event title
    - Date
  2. Project Summary: S-L project/event specifics
    - “Community need”  
    - Include the community partners involvement
    - List the activities involved, the number of students who will be participating with an estimate of the number of hours of service, and an anticipated timeline
    - How the project will be assessed 
    - Learning and serving objectives 
    - Reflections: How will students report and “reflect” on BOTH the learning and the serving components of their experience?
    *Set up a time when the students will receive a class S-L orientation. A tentative date should be included in the syllabus and project summary along with the number of students enrolled in the course. Please email Lisa Nelson at linelso1@wsc.edu to schedule the classroom orientation.
  3. Budget Narrative: Include an itemized total with specifics about how the funds will help meet the community need.
  4. Course Syllabus and/or Syllabus Supplement (not applicable for co-curricular projects):
    - S-L section with a project timeline (include the classroom S-L orientation) 
    - Student participation assessment/project grading
    - Learning and serving objectives

Please contact Lisa Nelson with any questions at 402-375-7182 or linelso1wsc.edu.