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Successful Practices in Service-Learning, 2008-2009 Seminar Series

All faculty interested in service learning or community-based participatory research involving students are invited to participate. While participants will discuss a range of issues determined by participants, we will focus on developing research and publication agendas connected with service learning. The format of the seminar series will include faculty presentations, guest speakers, and roundtable conversations. In addition, and perhaps most importantly, we hope this series will provide a space for faculty across the disciplines to forge a community and to deepen our collective commitment to the important work we do.

All Afternoon Teas will take place in Fine Arts 260 (above the e-learning lab).

Friday, January 9 (12 – 2pm, FA 260)
Lunch and Introductions

Friday, February 13  (9am-1pm University Club) 
Building Communities: Community-Based Learning and Public Scholarship Across the Disciplines
Community-based research symposium with George Sanchez

Thursday, March 12 (3:15-4:15pm FA 260) 
Afternoon Tea and Roundtable on Public Scholarship and Service. 
Discussion of Teresa Mangum’s essay, “Curb Scholarship or Public Scholarship to Go”

Wednesday, April 1 (3:15-4:15pm, FA 260) 
Afternoon Tea and Roundtable. 
“Are you using human subjects? And other questions you were afraid to ask about research compliance and community-based teaching and research.” Guest speaker: Ellen Stein, Regulatory Compliance & Research Advancement Analyst

Friday, May 15 (10:45 am-12:00 pm, The Golden Eagle) 
Get Engaged! 
A mixer for faculty and community partners.

Friday, June 5 (10:00am-12:00pm, FA 138)
Coffee, Bagels, and Closing Discussion.
Speakers Jennifer McCormick and Aaron Sonnenschein will discuss their research, “working with community based organizations in literacy and linguistics classes: success and failure in student experiences in the field,” and moderate a discussion about best practices for project-based service learning and scholarly activity.


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Last Update: 05/21/2009