Become a Partner

The following courses are still open to additional partnerships for Spring 2015. If you're interested in partnering with any of the following for Spring 2015 or would like to be added to our email list for Fall 2015, please email

Advanced Writing for the Technical Professions Engineering and Computer & Information Science students practice and reflect on writing in professional, public, and academic genres - such as technical reports, progress reports, proposals, instructions, presentations, and technical reviews - relevant to technical professions.

    • Service does not take place in your facilities; time with partner is primarily spent on information and data collection
    • Students will produce two written projects of different genres in print and digital form (may include diagrams or videos)

Becoming a Global Leader (MBA students) In this MBA-level course, students will explore the process of becoming a global leader though discussions, reading, and exercises on topics such as cross-cultural differences, competencies of leaders, social responsibility and ethical leadership, and influencing, managing, and motivating change in a multicultural environment.

    • Students will work on projects that leverage their business skills. Students will have taken classes and have some skills in the following: marketing, management of information resources and data analytics, financial reporting and financial management, effective management of organizational and human behavior, operations management, supply chain management, managerial decision making.

Enabling Engineering Students develop a proposal for a design project that uses engineering technologies to improve the lives of individuals with cognitive or physical disabilities. Project groups work with end users and caregivers at local nursing homes and special education schools to assess a specific need, research potential solutions, and develop a detailed proposal for a project.

    • Service does not take place in your facilities; time with partner is primarily spent on information and data collection
    • Students will produce a proposal for their community partner

Gender Violence: Bystander Education Theory & Practice The course offers participants the opportunity to learn about the theoretical and practice models used to understand and respond to gender-based violence by convening and facilitating public discourse about gender-based violence. Students will explore topics such as battery, gender roles, teen dating violence, sexual harassment, sexual assault/rape and homophobia as facets of men’s violence against women.

    • Service takes place on-site at your facilities during 6 weeks of the semester
    • Directly serve and interact with youth
    • Special request: students will facilitate conversations about gender violence with middle and high school students during in-school or out of school time in a structured environment.

Project Management Capstone Offers students an opportunity to utilize all of the project management skills they have acquired in this master’s certificate program to evaluate project processes and outcomes of a single project throughout the entire project life cycle. Examines both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, with an emphasis on tactical approaches and earned value management. Also examines stakeholder analysis and practical techniques for reporting performance results.

    • Service does not take place in your facilities; time with partner is primarily spent on information and data collection
    • Students will produce a project plan for their community partner: they will work with the community partner to develop a stakeholder communication and management plan, a list of requirements, a resource loaded schedule and budget, and explore the ethical and social responsibility considerations that should be addressed as a part of the project plan. Students will not go as far as implementation.

REQUEST FOR PARTNERSHIPS PURPOSE: The purpose of the RFP process is to identify the needs of community-based organizations so that we can best connect them with faculty and courses within the Service-Learning Program.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications can be submitted online through the link found in the RFP. Through the online application you will not be able to save your work and come back to it later. Therefore, we’ve created an Application Outline to guide you so you can copy/paste into the text boxes online (you cannot enter responses directly into the worksheet). Additionally, we encourage you to take a look at the Service-Learning Concept Map & Courses. We are no longer accepting applicatoins for spring 2015.

If your needs don't fit within our timeline, all is not lost. We'd love to hear more about our community partners' needs. Click here to share!