Introduction to Service-Learning for Faculty and Staff: This interactive session is particularly targeted to faculty and staff new to service-learning pedagogy and the practice of incorporating a community based project into a course. Topics include an overview of the theory and practice of service-learning, as well as support with converting a course to include a community-based project.
Introduction to Community-Engaged Learning for Adjunct Faculty: This adjunct-only workshop will provide adjunct faculty with the tools to successfully intergrate a community-engaged learning component into a course. Background theory, best practices, and specific strategies for success will be discussed. Come with a specific course in mind. Support in converting a course to include a community base project will also be supplied.
Fostering High Quality Community-Based Learning Partnerships: Creating high-quality partnerships that are sustainable and meaningful add immensely to student learning, create impactful community outcomes, and make collaboration less challenging for everyone! This discussion will focus on strategies and supports for fostering partnerships for your courses, and you will hear from faculty who have been highly successful. Whether you are new to community-engaged learning, or are experienced, this discussion will be beneficial in deepening your service-learning, civic engagement, and other community collaborations. Appropriate for experienced community engagement faculty and staff as well as anyone new to the pedagogy.
Connecting the Dots with Reflection: Community-Based Experiences, Civic Engagement, and Academic Learning: Helping students to reflect and connect their community-based learning to the academic content of your course is critical to ensuring student learning. This session will provide strategies and activities to assist you in connecting the community experiences with the learning objectives of your course, as well as easily allow students to consider the civic purposes of their community engagement experiences. Experienced faculty will share examples. Come with questions! Appropriate for experienced community engagement faculty and staff as well as anyone new to the pedagogy.
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