Service Learning Initiative to Offer Fall Workshop

The Service Learning Initiative will be hosting a workshop for faculty, students and community partners from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19. The workshop will help bridge gaps between faculty and students looking for service learning opportunities and community agencies needing skilled assistance for longer-term projects.

The workshop is fully sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs Executive Advisory Board. The Service Learning Initiative hopes to create new university-community partnerships that may lead to new course development.

"Be the Change, Today" is a call to action. Join us in improving our community, one course at a time.

Email to RSVP.

Workshop Schedule:

  • 9:30-10 a.m. — Light Breakfast & Video Presentations
  • 10-10:15 a.m. — Welcome
  • 10:15-11 a.m. — Session 1
  • 11-11:45 a.m. — Session 2
  • 11:50 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Lunch & "Ask the Experts" Panel
  • 1-2 p.m. — Fostering Connections- "Faculty/Agency Speed Dating"

Faculty Track:

  • Session 1
    "Service Learning Course Development: Pedagogy & Implementation"
    — Laura Gray, instructor, Department of English, Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Leader for the Service-Leadership team, Community Development in Vietnam Study Abroad
  • Session 2
    "Integrating Research & Other Scholarly Activities into Service Learning Opportunities"
    — Fran Hagstrom, assistant dean for Health Professions, College of Education and Health Professions

Agency Track:

  • Session 1
    "Best Practices for being a service learning partner and working with students"
    — Kim Johnson, marketing director, and Andrew Lipson, resident district manager for Chartwells
  • Session 2
    "Developing a Service Learning Proposal"
    — Angela Oxford, director for the Center for Community Engagement, and David Jolliffe, professor and holder of the Brown Chair for English Literacy, Department of English

Ask the Experts Panelists:

  • Lindsay Broshears, Lifestyles Inc.
  • Elizabeth Young, associate professor of law
  • Luis Restrepo, assistant vice chancellor of Diversity and Community
  • Hilary Zedlitz, Fulbright College/Honors undergraduate student
  • Maggie Jo Hansen, Bumpers College graduate student

Faculty interested in creating a new service learning course or designating a current course should contact professor Jennie Popp at Visit to learn more about the Initiative. 


Morgan Atwood, graduate assistant for service learning
Service Learning Initiative


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