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 firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
- 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"
- 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
- 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 email@example.com. Visit servicelearning.uark.edu to learn more about the Initiative.
Morgan Atwood, graduate assistant for service learning
Service Learning Initiative
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