The Public Service Fellows Program aims to recruit and train student leaders who will become the face of service-learning on and off campus. By participating in the program, students earn 4 credit hours and complete their second tier graduation requirement. Students will also develop a one-on-one relationship with faculty members and community partners, grow in public service leadership and professional development, and learn to be innovative in by creating solutions to service issues with a practical and academic focus.
Student-focused and learning-centered, the program will establish a campus culture of engagement, invigorate scholarship, and renew Tulane's commitment to campus-community partnership. In doing so, the PSF program will meet the following five goals:
Provide Public Service Fellows the opportunity to develop a personal philosophy on civic engagement while acquiring leadership skills that will positively affect future academic and professional choices.
Enable faculty members to teach high quality service-learning courses and promote engaged scholarship through their teaching and research.
Provide community partner organizations with student leaders who can support their Tulane peers in accomplishing ethical and efficient service.
Provide service learning student with peer mentors who will model the characteristics of personal, social, and intellectual engagement.
Increase Center for Public Service staff retention and efficacy rates allowing Center staff to focus on university and community based capacity building efforts, program development, and long term sustainability.
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