The Academic Service-Learning Faculty Development Mini Grant is
intended to support the integration of service experiences with the
curricular objectives of existing and new course offerings.
$1,000.00 grants are available to help faculty develop new and
expand existing academic service-learning initiatives for the
upcoming academic year. Full-time faculty, part-time faculty and
professional teaching staff are eligible to apply for this grant.
Applicants can be individuals or collaborations.
Criteria for AS-L
- The project must clearly demonstrate the reciprocal
relationship between the community partner and the University
(faculty, students, and administrators).
- The AS-L experience must relate to the academic content of the
course. The project must include meaningful opportunities for the
student to demonstrate learning and the fulfillment of course
objectives through relevant academic activity.
- Service activities must be appropriate to class content and the
faculty member’s discipline.
- The project must be fully described in the class syllabus.
- The project must contribute to developing student insight and
concern for societal needs as articulated in the St. John’s
University Mission Statement and Core Values.
- Faculty can only apply for one mini-grant per academic
2013-2014 Recipients of the AS-L Mini-Grant
- Prof. Ebtesam Ahmed – Clinical Pharmacy
Practice, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; working with
Beth Israel Medical Center in the Symptom Control and Supportive
- Prof. Christine Angel – Library and
Information Sciences, St. John’s College; working with the Center
for Migration Studies to increase public access to information on
- Prof. Sum Lam – Clinical Pharmacy Practice,
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; working with Winthrop
University Hospital to promote safe medication use among older
- Prof. Sean Murray – Institute for Core
Studies, St. John’s College; working with Handcrafting Justice to
increase awareness on the importance of fair trade goods.
- Prof. Heidi Upton – Institute for Core
Studies, St. John’s College; working with the Briarwood Family
Residence to bring theater and musical arts to the children who
reside at the facility.