- Applications for Coffin Grants and Summer Stipends
- Faculty and Staff Appreciation Days at the Bookstore
- Attention Academic Year Employees: Dec. 6 Paycheck to Include One-Time Adjustment
- United Way Campaign Extended to Dec. 9
Service-Learning Workshops Offered
Are you interested in learning how to bring relevant, real-world experience into your classes – experience that ties in with your learning goals?
We'd like you to join the growing number of faculty on campus who are bringing service-learning and civic engagement into their courses. The Office of the Provost is planning to offer a series of workshops designed to bring individuals and departments or programs through the process of developing specific service-learning opportunities in the following areas:
- Introduction to service-learning
- Developing academic outcomes for service-learning
- Developing civic outcomes for service-learning
- Using reflective techniques
- Assessment and grading
Faculty members would commit to attending the series (probably over "happy hour," or at a time that works for participants), and to developing a specific course or other service-learning experience, to be taught at some future date. They would be encouraged, but not required, to develop the experience as a scholarly product.
In addition to covering the basic material, assistance will be provided in:
- Locating community partners for service sites
- Orienting students
- Risk management
Also, if there are three or more members of the same department interested, we will work with you to design a workshop series tailored to the goals and needs of your program.
If you are interested, please send an e-mail by August 9 to Fred Sweitzer (email@example.com). If you have questions, contact Fred or Deb Kidder (firstname.lastname@example.org).