For Faculty
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
  • Stipends
  • Graduate Assistance
  • Materials and supplies
  • Etc.