Call for Applications for Best Practices in Global Service-Learning: A learning community and travel seminar for faculty and staff

We are pleased to offer a new professional development opportunity for the first time in 2015-2016.  Those who have developed or are interested in developing a global service-learning course on campus, on a travel seminar, at a partner institution during the semester or summer, or who work with experiential learning at Drake are encouraged to apply.  The cohort will consist of faculty and staff from a variety of disciplines and departments. This experience is being supported by the Ron & Jane Olson Endowment for Global Service-Learining.


The learning goals for this travel seminar include:

The program will be comprised of the following required components including: 

 Program participations includes:

(Note: There will be required readings ahead of the pre-departure sessions)

The group will share lessons learned on best practices of global service-learning and how to successfully incorporate GSL into the curriculum at the Provost’s annual Learning Symposium in August 2016.  Cohort participants will develop GSL experiences at home or abroad, and will serve as a resource for other faculty and staff interested in developing GSL courses and travel seminars.

The application consist of:

1)    Answering four application questions at

2)    A confidential assessment and statement of support for your participation from your dean or department chair


Applications are due Friday, September 11th

Questions? Contact Renee Sedlacek at or Maria Rohach at