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K-State Today

July 2, 2012

Kansas Campus Compact announces selection of Vibhavari Jani as Engaged Faculty Fellow for 2012

Submitted by Matthew Lindsey

Kansas Campus Compact has selected Vibhavari Jani as a 2012 Engaged Faculty Fellow. Jani will receive a $6,000 grant to support efforts to integrate servic -learning and civic engagement into their teaching and research.

Jani is one of four Engaged Faculty Fellows selected statewide.  

The 2012 Engaged Faculty Fellows will collaborate on research addressing the challenges and most effective mechanisms for including civic and community engagement efforts in higher education’s systems for promotion and recognition of faculty and staff. In addition, each Engaged Faculty Fellow will each develop and implement a university-level class that incorporates some element of engaged pedagogy, such as service-learning of community-participatory research, and actively serve as a champion for service-learning and community engagement on their campus and state-wide. This is the second year of the Kansas Campus Compact’s Engaged Faculty Fellows program.

Headquartered in Manhattan, Kansas Campus Compact is a coalition of 12 higher education institutions committed to strengthening integration of civic service and community engagement into the higher educational experience throughout Kansas.