The Course-Based Philanthropy Advisory Committee at Loyola University Chicago is inviting faculty to submit a proposal to participate in Loyola's newly-developed Course-Based Philanthropy Initiative.The initiative has been made possible by a gift from Roger Grein, a Cincinnati philanthropist, who assisted in development of a similar initiative at Xavier University. The program is open to all schools and departments. In Xavier University's program Theology, English, Education, Marketing, Nursing, Finance, Music, African History, Biology, Occupational Therapy and Social Work have all participated. The Loyola Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) is also providing faculty development fellowships and technical assistance for this pilot program.
Goals for the Program
- Enhance formation and learning among faculty and students using course-based philanthropy as a means to community engagement
- Promote the integration of course learning objectives with community-based research and experiential learning
- Challenge faculty and students by empowering them with philanthropic resources that require setting priorities, testing values and making decisions
- Establish connections between the academic subject matter and the philanthropic process
- Reach faculty and students who might not otherwise be inclined toward community engagement
For more information, please contact:
- Dr. Christine George (firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.915.8625).
- Dr. Phil Nyden (email@example.com or 312.915.7761).