Ingenuity as Strategy
Our hope at GSL is to stimulate the incubation of new research projects and to support the continued implementation of current projects. We want to see learning inside the classroom connect with practical applications and needs outside the classroom walls. With our talented faculty, high-ability students, and the historic LeTourneau culture of ingenuity in Christian service, God has uniquely equipped us to join His call to love one another and make disciples in every nation. So how do we do this?
As faculty and students consider and develop specific projects in their chosen fields, these values are kept in mind. We desire to:
- Honor Christ and serve others with our discipline and expertise.
- Develop sustainable solutions that ease human suffering and encourage human flourishing.
- Seek multidisciplinary solutions and partner with long term, gospel-centered organizations.
- Prepare students to be the next generation of global servant-leaders.
- Encourage faculty and students to broadly use their resources and ingenuity for the sake of the world.
What makes a GSL project so unique?
Each Global Service Learning project:
- Must involve both faculty and students as a collaborative team and work alongside long-term strategic partners
- Must confront a global problem that has ongoing sustainability and practical application
- Must build upon an existing discipline within the university
- Must address a need that has educational benefit for the student and professional benefit for the faculty
- Must be fiscally sound and sustainable for both the university and host country