MERCER ON MISSION PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
1. Identify faculty leaders
a. Name______________________________ Dept./School_______________________________
b. Are the faculty qualified by SACS standards to teach these courses?
(18 hours in the teaching area)
2. Location of international service site (Preference is given to programs that stay situated in
a single location.)
a. Where will your project be located? ______________________________________________
b. Who is your in-country partner? _________________________________________________
c. Are there potential safety or security concerns? If so, please explain. ____________________________________________________________
3. SERVICE PROJECT: (Suggested limit of 500 - 700 words)
a. Describe your service project according to the following:
- Discuss the problem will your project address.
- Explain how your project will provide an informed and effective response.
How will your project draw upon the intellectual and professional capacities of the university to make an innovative and informed response to the problem?(In other words, why can’t a lay group of volunteers do your project just as well?)
c. How will the local community jointly participate in this project? What guidance will
they give? What resources will they bring to the effort?
d. How will the impact of the project be sustained by/with the local community?
4. ACADEMIC COMPONENT: (Suggested limit of 500 words)
a. What two undergraduate courses will be offered?
b. How do these courses relate to your service work and/or setting?
c. What student learning outcomes do you intend to achieve through your program?
** See potential SLOs below.
d. Is there a research agenda associated with the program?If so, please describe it.
5. CULTURAL COMPETENCY: How does your MOM program facilitate contact with and
understanding of local people and their culture?
6. PROGRAMMATIC QUESTIONS:
a. Can this program, inclusive of travel, lodging and project expenses, be done for less
than $4,300 per student?
b. Are other (than Mercer On Mission) funding sources available?
c. Will graduate students be participating?All MOM programs must be composed of at
least 50% undergraduate students?
d. Will a scout trip be requested?Please explain.
**Potential SLOs drawn from QEP Rubric at the Explore level
The student will be able to…
- Critically analyze multiple perspectives or theories about a relevant issue/problem faced by the host community.
- Propose or assess solutions to the issue/problem using academic knowledge and scholarship.
- Articulate ethical reasoning in proposing or assessing way one might address or alleviate the issue/problem.
- Participate in implementing contextually relevant responses to the issue/problem using academic knowledge and scholarship.
- Apply ethical reasoning in implementing service to address or alleviate the issue/problem.