Title

Follow the Money and the Research - Engaging Students and Non-Profits with a Grant-seeking Course

Location

Breakout room 2

Start Date

10-8-2018 3:30 PM

End Date

10-8-2018 4:15 PM

Description

Research for Non-Profits is a 300/500 level service-learning course that gives students an introduction to non-profits and grant-seeking while teaching them research and information literacy skills. The final project is a funder research portfolio for a non-profit client with a funding need. This portfolio contains detailed profiles of funding agencies that are most likely to give to the non-profit as well as statistics and research studies useful for writing a grant proposal. As students draft, revise, and polish the portfolios, they hone their research skills as well as engage with larger information literacy concepts, particularly the value of information; information creation as a process, and how authority is constructed and contextual. Attendees will learn about the course’s long development road as well as how partnerships were built, not only with the campus center for service and learning but multiple academic departments as well. The presentation will also provide two semesters’ worth of course outcomes including student and course partner assessment. Attendees will leave the session with access to lesson plans, rubrics and best practices for working with community partners.

Short bio of the presenter(s)

Alyssa Wright is the Associate Librarian for the Social Sciences at West Virginia University. She has a MA in Communication Studies and an MLIS from the University of Iowa. Her work centers on improving students’ critical thinking and research skills as well as partnering with faculty to craft assignments and lesson plans that address students’ information literacy deficits. She teaches courses in information literacy and grant-seeking. Her previous teaching experience includes courses in communication, writing, rhetoric, and public speaking at the university and community college level. She serves as the library liaison to psychology, communication studies, and sociology and anthropology.

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Aug 10th, 3:30 PM Aug 10th, 4:15 PM

Follow the Money and the Research - Engaging Students and Non-Profits with a Grant-seeking Course

Breakout room 2

Research for Non-Profits is a 300/500 level service-learning course that gives students an introduction to non-profits and grant-seeking while teaching them research and information literacy skills. The final project is a funder research portfolio for a non-profit client with a funding need. This portfolio contains detailed profiles of funding agencies that are most likely to give to the non-profit as well as statistics and research studies useful for writing a grant proposal. As students draft, revise, and polish the portfolios, they hone their research skills as well as engage with larger information literacy concepts, particularly the value of information; information creation as a process, and how authority is constructed and contextual. Attendees will learn about the course’s long development road as well as how partnerships were built, not only with the campus center for service and learning but multiple academic departments as well. The presentation will also provide two semesters’ worth of course outcomes including student and course partner assessment. Attendees will leave the session with access to lesson plans, rubrics and best practices for working with community partners.