The 2009-10 Service-Learning Fellows, their respective academic fields, and projects were:
Elizabeth Davis, Academic Professional, English
Students in Davis’s ENGL 4832: Writing for the World Wide Web class provided a rhetorical analysis of the UGA Writing Center’s web page. Students used their course expertise to identify its purpose, audience, presentation of information, and ethos, and made recommendations for revision of the website.
Joseph Goetz, Assistant Professor, Housing & Consumer Economics
Goetz developed a service-learning component integrated into HACE 5200/7200: Family Financial Counseling. Students provided financial counseling and planning services to individuals and families in the local Athens community; they put their course knowledge to use by aiding individuals in financial distress, and community members benefited from receiving comprehensive financial counseling services.
Tina Harris, Professor, Speech Communications
Harris developed additional service-learning components for SPCM 3820: Interracial Communication, and modified the course to be offered in a Costa Rica context for Summer 2010. Students explored relationships between race, culture, and communication.
Cecilia Herles, Assistant Director, Institute for Women’s Studies
Herles developed a new service-learning course, WMST 4170/6170: Environment, Gender, Race, and Class for the Institute for Women’s Studies. Students in the course worked on service activities including food recovery and laid the groundwork for developing a Campus Kitchen organization at UGA.
Megan Lee, Assistant Professor, Textiles, Merchandising, & Interiors
Students in Lee’s courses assisted individuals and agencies in the Athens community with improving “aging in place” longevity, learning to humanize residential design principles through in-depth involvement with individuals aging in place. Lee’s students also worked with downtown Athens retailers to implement design strategies for increasing walk-in traffic.
Hyangsoon Yi, Associate Professor, Comparative Literature
Yi developed a study-abroad service-learning course (CMLT 3181S: East Asian Cultures in Social Context) in which students acquired first-hand experience of East Asian cultural traditions by engaging in educational activities for a community’s children. She piloted this with a Korean study-abroad summer program.