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BTtoP and Spencer Grants
Minnesota Campus Compact and the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse have ongoing announcements about opportunities to publish, present, and fund endeavors in service-learning. Here are just a few highlights that might pique your interest.
The Unheard Voices
Sue Cipolle reviews The Unheard Voices, itself the result of a community-based research project, which brings the voices of community members to the forefront informing educators about quality service-learning partnerships from their perspectives
Service-Learning and Catholic Social Teaching
This is the first essay in a series of three. The second essay (to appear in the Fall 2012 edition of The Service-Learning COMPANION) will discuss the first five principles of Catholic social thought in relation to service-learning, and the third essay (to appear in the Spring 2013 edition of The Service-Learning COMPANION) will address the second five principles. Here, Bernie Brady introduces readers to Catholic social thought.
Designate Your Course
Designation forms are available on the service-learning website, and are due by June 29 for budgetary considerations.
Approaches and Definitions
Because service-learning will be expected to produce measurable results in order to share successes and identify areas of improvement as we move forward, Michael Cogan wishes to begin a conversation among us about the various approaches and definitions associated with this extensive field.
One Year Later
In her year-end reflection, Eleni Roulis describes the developments we have seen this year in service-learning, and points to promises on the horizon.
More Than Just a Project
Mr. Matthew Schaak traveled during J-term to Hawai'i, and was skeptical that he would learn much from encountering the Hawaiian students. He describes the encounter, however, as life-chaning.
Erika Anderson was among the students on the J-term study-abroad course to Hawai'i. She reflects here on how much she learned from the service-learning project at the school.
Welina mai kakau
The director of the Ke Kula Ni'ihau O KeKaha Learning Center in Hawai'i shares her invaluable perspective about the service-learning partnership with University of St. Thomas.
Debra Petersen and Tim Scully reflect on their experiences taking students to Hawai'i, where they study intercultural communication through service at the Ke Kula Ni'kihau O KeKaha Learning Center.
Other On-Campus Events 2012
Faculty engaged in service-learning will want to note these on-campus events, including the Spring Community Dialogue with Mr. David “Sonny” Lacks and faculty at UST, as well as LuAnn Dummer Center’s lecture series featuring Sheryl WuDunn, who will speak about her book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.
Introduction to Service-Learning Workshop 2012
A workshop for faculty interested in learning more about service-learning will be held Tuesday through Thursday, May 22, 23, and 24, on the St. Paul campus. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day, extending through the lunch hour until 1:30 on the third and final day. This workshop is designed for those who have little or no experience in service-learning.
The Office of Service-Learning wishes to support faculty who are currently using service-learning by hosting an end-of-term faculty luncheon where folks can check-in with one another about their experiences in service-learning, and receive encouragement. The Office of Service-Learning will also provide an update on developments this year.
Book Club 2012
The Office of Service-Learning wishes to create a collegial space for faculty engaged in service-learning to gather and support one another by reading books that address issues of social justice and transformative pedagogy. Our first selection is Pedagogy of the Oppressed, by Paulo Freire.
Other Opportunities | Resources
Minnesota Campus Compact and the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse have ongoing announcements about opportunities to publish, present, and fund endeavors in service-learning. Here are just a few highlights that might pique the interest of our faculty.