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January 24, 2018

Effective Community-Engaged Learning: A Faculty and Staff Institute

9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. End Time
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Caudell Hall 110

The Civic and Community Engagement Office will host a Faculty and Staff Institute on Effective Community Engaged Learning with workshop leaders Joy Guarino, associate professor of dance and faculty coordinator for service learning, and Laura Hill Rao, director of civic and community engagement.

Choose one, two, or all three sessions. All workshops will be held in Caudell Hall 110.

Introduction to Service-Learning for Faculty and Staff
9:00–11:00 a.m.
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 will include an overview of the theory and practice of service learning and support with converting a course to include a community-based project.

Fostering High-Quality Community-Based Learning Partnerships
12:30–2:30 p.m.
Creating high-quality partnerships that are sustainable and meaningful adds immensely to student learning, creates effective community outcomes, and makes collaboration less challenging for everyone. This discussion will focus on strategies and supports for fostering partnerships for your courses. Participants will hear from faculty members who have been highly successful in building community-based learning partnerships. This session is appropriate for experienced community-engagement faculty and staff members, as well as anyone new to the pedagogy. Either way, this discussion will be beneficial in deepening your service-learning, civic engagement, and other community collaborations.

Connecting the Dots with Reflection: Community-Based Experiences, Civic Engagement, and Academic Learning
3:00–5:00 p.m. 
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 members will share examples. Come with questions. This session is appropriate for experienced community-engagement faculty and staff members as well as anyone new to the pedagogy.

To register, please e-mail or call 878-3919.

Open to: faculty, staff