Introduction to Service-Learning for Faculty and Staff: Are you new to community-engaged learning and interested in understanding how you might incorporate a community engagement project into your course?
This interactive session will help new faculty and staff as well as those who could use a brush-up on community-engaged learning and the practice of incorporating a community-based project into a course. Topics will include an overview of the theory and practice of service-learning, strategies for identifying reciprocal and meaningful community partnerships, and discussion of effective methods of incorporating student reflection to connect service and learning.
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. This is appropriate for experienced community engagement faculty and staff as well as anyone new to the pedagogy.
Deepening Quality Community-Engaged Learning: Have you done a community-based project a few times? Are you looking for strategies to deepen the learning and experience? This workshop will explore five quality items critical for success, including opportunities to develop respect and understanding of difference, critical reflection, assessment of learning, civic development, and reciprocal partnerships.
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 allowing students to consider the civic purposes of their community engagement experiences. Experienced faculty will share examples. Come with questions! This is appropriate for experienced community engagement faculty and staff as well as anyone new to the pedagogy.
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