How can I as a faculty member find time for service-learning with the demands to do research?Service-learning activities can benefit your research initiatives as well as local communities and your students. It usually begins by finding a match between your interests, a community need and course content. Students can assist with needs assessment or data collection as part of a service- learning project. By including students in the process, you offer them the opportunity to learn about research procedures.
Clemson Nursing Professor Roxanne Amerson involved her Nursing 415 students in an international service-learning project working with a local village in Guatemala and has published a number of scholarly articles on the project and has also received research funding from NIH to assist with the project. Dr. Amerson is just one example of a Clemson faculty member who is integrating teaching, research,and service to effectively engage her students and promote her professional career as a faculty member.