Best Practices in Service Learning Workshop Series
This workshop series is for faculty and graduate students interested in exploring the nuts and bolts of designing and implementing service-learning enhanced coursework. The series is offered each semester; see descriptions below.
Introduction to Designing Service-Learning Courses
Friday, Feb. 1, 9:00-11:30 AM, Office of Service-Learning. RSVP for this workshop
Critical Reflection Strategies for Service-Learning
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 9:30-noon, Office of Service-Learning. RSVP for this workshop
Working Effectively with Community Partners
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2:00-4:00 PM, Office of Service-Learning. RSVP for this workshop
All are held at the Office of Service-Learning, 1242 1/2 S. Lumpkin St., in the rear PSO annex conference room.
Workshops are free and open to any interested faculty member or graduate student; pre-registration is required.
Community-Engaged Scholarship: How to Create, Define, and Publish
Dr. Diane Doberneck, Michigan State University, National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement
Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 8:30 – 11:00 AM,
Tate Student Center, Room 141
This presentation, free and open to all members of the campus community, will focus on how to conceptualize, design, implement, and publish research on service-learning and community-engaged scholarship. Dr. Doberneck will cover how to situate this research in the broader scholarly context, ways in which community-engaged scholarship differs from conventional research, how to develop different types of publishable manuscripts, and how to find appropriate venues for publishing, with examples from within and across disciplines.
Follow-up Consultations available: Have a question, want feedback, or need support in designing or writing your community-engaged scholarship? Diane will also provide individual consultation for conceptualizing research and scholarship (at any stage) for half-hour time slots on Wednesday afternoon. Consultations will take place at the Office of Service-Learning rear annex, 1242 ½ S. Lumpkin St.
RSVP for the workshop, and/or sign up for consultation slots at https://tinyurl.com/Doberneck
Diane M. Doberneck, Ph.D., is the Associate Director at Michigan State University’s National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement, where she conducts research about community-engaged scholarship, coordinates the MSU Graduate Certification in Community Engagement, and leads University Outreach and Engagement’s Educational Programs Team. She consults with colleges and universities on revising reappointment, promotion, and tenure guidelines to support community engagement and on peer-reviewed publishing for community-engaged research and service-learning. Dr. Doberneck also serves as an adjunct associate professor in the department of community sustainability, as a peer reviewer for numerous community-engaged research journals and conferences, and as a featured speaker at the national Pen to Paper Academic Writing Retreat and the annual Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop.
Spring 2019 Community Engagement Forum No RSVP required- but mark your calendars and join us!
The Community Engagement Forums provide an opportunity for faculty, staff, community partners, and students to meet to share ideas, build relationships, and explore topics related to effective campus-community collaborations, including service-learning courses. The Community Engagement Forum will have the following framing topics this semester:
- Start the semester with a reflection activity swap shop, plus a chance to network! Thursday, Jan. 31, 9:30-11:00, at Tate Student Center Room 137
- In February, we will share what we are learning and implications from our recent survey of community partners. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 3:30-5:00, at Tate Student Center Room 137
- In March, we will celebrate reaching mid-term with a "happy hour," in conjunction with the Athens Area Nonprofit Alliance. Wednesday, Mar. 20, 4:30-6:00, location TBD.
- We'll wrap up the semester with an update from Envision Athens, including thinking about opportunities for next year. Tuesday, Apr. 9, 3:30-5:00, at Tate Student Center Room 137