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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Resources Suggested by Participants." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Resources Suggested by Participants." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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Resource Information from Website Link
National Science Foundation’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE:EHR).
  • Potential NSF funding opportunity for service-learning and/or educational research on geoscience service-learning.
The IUSE:EHR program invites proposals that address immediate challenges and opportunities facing undergraduate STEM education and those that anticipate new structures and new functions of the undergraduate learning and teaching enterprise. http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505082
National Science Foundation’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE:GEOPATHS).
  • Potential NSF funding opportunity for service-learning and/or educational research on geoscience service-learning.
The IUSE:GEOPATHS program invites proposals that specifically address the current needs and opportunities related to undergraduate education within the geosciences community. The primary goal of this funding opportunity is to increase the number of undergraduate students interested in pursuing undergraduate and/or postgraduate degrees in geoscience through the design and testing of novel approaches for engaging students in authentic, career-relevant experiences in geoscience. https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505169
National Science Foundation’s Research Traineeship Program (NRT-IGE track)
  • Potential NSF funding opportunity for service-learning and/or educational research on geoscience service-learning.
The IGE track of the NRT focuses on test-bed projects aimed at piloting, testing, and validating innovative and potentially transformative approaches to graduate education. This track supports testing of novel models or activities with high potential to enrich and extend the knowledge base on effective graduate education approaches. http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505015
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Resources Suggested by Participants." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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InTeGrate Program (Interdisciplinary Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future) This workshop program provides materials on approaches to measuring service-learning outcomes. It includes links to the Community Service Attitudes Scale, the Inquiry & Analysis VALUE Rubric, and the RISC Survey. http://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/programs/implementation/program3/workshop2/program.html
Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) VALUE Rubric Development Project As part of AAC&U’s LEAP initiative, the VALUE rubrics contribute to the national dialogue on assessment of college student learning. Each rubric was developed from the most frequently identified characteristics of learning. http://www.aacu.org/value/rubrics
Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) SENCER applies the science of learning to the learning of science, all to expand civic capacity. Their courses and programs connect STEM content to critical local, national, and global challenges. They improve education by focusing on real-world problems and extend the impact of this learning to the broader community and society. http://www.sencer.net/
Michigan Technological University D80 The D80 programs exist to work on solutions for prosperity with partnering communities around the world. The website provides a virtual center with links to different development-related service learning projects. http://www.mtu.edu/d80/
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Resources Suggested by Participants." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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Resource Information from Website Link
Michigan Technological University
Student Learning Goals
Service-learning relevant
learn-outcomes/assessment
http://www.mtu.edu/assessment/program/university-learning-goals/goal-8-rubric.pdf
http://www.mtu.edu/assessment/program/university-learning-goals/
Laboratory for Civic Engagement Volunteering, Service Learning, Civic Engagement, Public Scholarship – What does it all mean? Workshop at Pennsylvania State University-Brandywine where the campus has defined the differences in the “jargon” between volunteering, service learning, civic engagement, and public scholarship. http://sites.psu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/14328/2012/01/civicengagementdefinitions.pdf
Macalester College’s Civic Engagement Center The Civic Engagement Center educates students on issues related to global citizenship, assisting them with their personal discernment of values, ethics, and commitments towards contributing to the public good in meaningful ways. http://www.macalester.edu/cec/
Stanford graduate student teaching example The primary objective of the InTeGrate program at Stanford is to recruit and increase the retention of underrepresented minorities within STEM. The objectives are worked towards by exposing undergraduate students in early geoscience courses to address global sustainability issues, and creating URM postdoctoral advanced graduate students to teach these modules in classrooms. http://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/programs/implementation/program6/index.html
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Resources Suggested by Participants." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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American Geophysical Union’s Thriving Earth Exchange Thriving Earth Exchange helps communities leverage Earth and space science to build a better future for themselves and the planet. This program links communities to science expertise. http://thrivingearthexchange.org/
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Center for Service and Learning The Center for Service and Learning builds partnerships between students and communities within Indianapolis. Institutional-wide example of Centers that facilitate service learning. http://csl.iupui.edu/
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) The CEES Environmental Service Learning Program focuses on raising awareness of ecological health issues as they relate to water quality. The projects provide students with opportunities to directly experience many topics discussed in courses as well as observing how communities work together to solve environmental issues. http://cees.iupui.edu/environmental-service-learning-undergrad
Bentley University’s Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Center The Bentley Service-Learning center enhances student learning through academically relevant service and work with local, regional, and international nonprofit community to address important public issues. http://www.bentley.edu/centers/service-learning-center
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Resources Suggested by Participants." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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A History of Service-Learning University of Southern California College of Letters, Arts and Sciences article describes how service-learning became pedagogy and provides links to what they consider the fundamental principles to help faculty and others understand the concepts on a general level. https://dornsife.usc.edu/history-of-service-learning/
Earth Science Week Affiliated with the American Geosciences Institute, Earth Science Week is a national and international event that helps the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. Links provided to see global participation opportunities. http://www.earthsciweek.org/
Geoscientists Without Borders (GWB) Geoscientists Without Borders supports humanitarian applications of geoscience around the world. GWB places geoscientists around the world where they can mitigate the results of natural hazards in the neediest communities. http://seg.org/About-SEG/Geoscientists-Without-Borders

NOTE: All above links were accessible as of January 2017.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Resources Suggested by Participants." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Resources Suggested by Participants." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Resources Suggested by Participants." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Resources Suggested by Participants." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Resources Suggested by Participants." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24621.
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The term “service-learning” generally refers to projects planned as components of academic coursework in which students use knowledge and skills taught in the course to address real needs in their communities. This kind of learning experience, which allows students to focus on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility, has become an increasingly popular component of undergraduate science education.

In April 2016, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine planned a workshop to explore the current and potential role of service-learning in undergraduate geosciences education. Participants explored how service learning is being used in geoscience education, its potential benefits, and the strength of the evidence base regarding the nature and benefits of these experiences. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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