• Office of Service Learning and Community Engagement Announces Reorganization

    Offices on the move …

    The Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, formerly known as the Center for Intercultural Learning and Community Engagement (CILCE), was reorganized recently by Academic Affairs.

    As a result of the reorganization, programs and services were reassigned:

    The Office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement Has New Location in Room 313, Aquinas Hall

    The Office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement assists St. Thomas faculty members, students, staff and community members to establish reciprocal meaningful relationships in which academic coursework and reflection are integrated with civic engagement together with its community partners. The work is designed to enhance students’ learning and to encourage social responsibility on local, national and global initiatives.

    OSLCE staff members are happy to assist faculty, staff, students and community partners develop and implement new opportunities that enhance and support the University of St. Thomas mission dedicated to educating students to work skillfully and advance the common good.

    For more information:

    • Visit the OSLCE website
    • Call the OSLCE, (651) 962-5380
    • Stop by the office in Room 313, Aquinas Hall

    Tutor Mentor and Literacy Connections Programs Move to College of Education, Leadership and Counseling, Minneapolis Campus

    The Tutor Mentor and the Literacy Connections programs invite the campus community to visit at its new location in Room 317 (part of the same office suite as Teacher Education), Opus Hall, Minneapolis campus. Staff members will provide the same great opportunities and resources that have been supportive and beneficial to students in the past. While now located in Minneapolis, the programs still are designed and offered for all students at the University of St Thomas.

    For more information contact:

    Early College Awareness Program Moves to Student Diversity and Inclusion Services

    Student Diversity and Inclusion Services (SDIS) welcomes the Early College Awareness (ECA) program to its department’s services. The University of St. Thomas regularly invests in heightening college awareness for middle school students, particularly those from underrepresented racial, ethnic or economic backgrounds. In fact, these efforts originated in the Multicultural Student Services area years ago, before being moved to a Diversity Initiatives office and later to the Center for Intercultural Learning and Community Engagement (CILCE). Now SDIS staff members are pleased to continue the important work of generating early college awareness in the community.

    For more information:

    UST’s Institutional Review Board Now Is Located on IRBNet.org, Sponsored by Office of Academic Affairs

    Now housed under the auspices of the Office of Academic Affairs, the Institutional Review Board also has a new location in Room 311, Aquinas Hall. The Institutional Research Board reviews, approves and monitors all research studies undertaken at the University of St. Thomas.

    The IRB has a twofold commitment:

    • Commitment to a policy of safeguarding the dignity, rights and privacy of all human subjects of scientific research
    • Commitment to assisting faculty, staff and student researchers meet the highest ethical and professional standards

    For more information and sign-up instructions for research reviews:

    • Visit the IRBNet.org website for more information and specific directions on submitting research protocol
    • Contact the Institutional Review Board, (651) 962-6015
    • Stop by the office in Room 311, Aquinas Hall
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