Faculty Grants

Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner's Grant

Several students were present who had received learning opportunities made possible through State Rep. Turner's Community Partnership Program, designed to award funds to UHD and community agencies serving north Houston residents.

Service-learning is a course-based, credit-bearing educational experience in which students
a) participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs
b) reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content
c) a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of personal values and civic responsibility.

Service-leaning is one of the high-impact educational practices as discussed by Kuh, 2008.

Sylvester Turner Service Learning Community Engagement RFP


The Service Learning Committee consisting of representatives from each college will determine the grant recipients based on the extent to which the service-learning component is appropriate to, and will successfully address, the needs of the target population. Notification will be made 12/13/2013. All internships and service-learning initiatives must be completed by July 24, 2014. Program coordinators will meet with College Business Administrators prior to the start of the program.

Spring 2014 Awardees

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Mini Grants

Civic engagement, part of UHD's statement of shared values, as well as the new call to service issued by President Obama to United We Serve, focus on the opportunity to make a personal connection to complex social problems in our communities. Several content areas are involved in reality-based education (also named community-based education), an arm of service-learning.

Service-learning is recognized as one of the high-impact initiatives for student success. Additionally, it aligns with UHD’s mission statement, creates campus-community partners, uses civic involvement to meet specific learning objectives of an academic course, engages students and invigorates teaching, and creates research and publishing opportunities.

Resoruces for a more detailed discuession include here.

Mini Grant Service Learning Community Engagement RFP

Spring 2014 Awardees

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