What is the Research Service Learning Program (RSLP)?
A program designed to provide opportunities for faculty and students to develop community relationships.
A program that helps students progressively develop and apply their course-based knowledge and skills in a real-world environment.
A program where students serve and undertake research in a community setting.
A series of courses in which the work is co-planned and co-constructed by the UNM Faculty member, a community organization partner, and a cohort of UNM students engaged in a research project for course credit.
Who may participate in the Research Service Learning Program (RSLP)?
Faculty teaching undergraduate courses in any discipline are welcome to participate in the Research Service Learning Program.
Community service organizations and neighborhood associations who want to partner with UNM and who have identified their areas of critical need.
UNM undergraduates of all levels and from all disciplines.
What is special about the Research Service Learning Program (RSLP)?
Students enrolled in academic courses focus on a single inquiry project as a group, often over several semesters.
The work is planned and guided cooperatively by the UNM Faculty member, the community partner, and the cohort of students enrolled in the research service learning course for academic credit.
The RSLP compensates a community designated Co-Instructor to facilitate establish a relationship in a community and to provide a historical context for the work.
RSLP students and community instructors have opportunities to present their work at the annual UNM Research and Creativity Symposium.
What kind of support does the Research Service Learning Program provide for faculty?
Professional conference sponsorship
Materials and supplies