CIE offering three workshops on service learning

October 24, 2011

Faculty members active in service learning will present three workshops on service learning in the coming weeks, beginning Tuesday (Oct. 25), for the Center for Instructional Excellence.

The workshops are designed for faculty members, graduate students and community partners who are interested in learning more about the concepts and processes and/or undertaking this form of pedagogy. The workshops are led by members of Purdue's Community of Service-Learning Faculty Fellows (CSLFF).

Registration is needed, and links are provided below. The workshops are:

Basics of Service Learning
Oct. 25 (Tu) -- 1-2:30 p.m. in Beering Hall, Room 2275
This workshop will explore the fundamentals of service-learning at Purdue. Basic principles of service-learning will be reviewed and perspectives on service-learning experiences from faculty, students, and community partners will be provided. The workshop will also provide opportunities to ask faculty fellows about setting up service-learning courses and the specific challenges and rewards of service-learning. Both those new to service-learning and veterans are invited.
Promoting Your Scholarship of Engagement
Nov. 9 (W) -- Noon-1:30 p.m. in Pao Hall, Room 1197
Faculty members may wonder how/where/whether to represent their work as an engaged scholar or service-learning instructor on a CV or promotion document. In this workshop, Susan Curtis,  co-author (with Kim Wilson) of the 2009 Review of Service-Learning at Purdue, will lead a hands-on workshop on making service-engagement work visible. Participants will bring copies of their CV and promotion document and with some guiding questions will shape their documents to reveal in new, powerful ways all areas of scholarly expertise.
Case Studies in Service-Learning: Transforming Challenges into Triumphs
Nov. 30 (W) -- 1-2:30 p.m. in Pao Hall, Room 1197
Led by the 2010 Community of Service-Learning Faculty Fellows, this interactive workshop will provide participants with real case scenarios in service-learning. Participants will discuss problem-solving strategies, and determine how to deal with challenges that arise when using service-learning as a teaching and learning pedagogy. Finally, participants will receive feedback from experienced service-learning faculty on how those challenges can result in successful experiences for the students and the community partner. Both those new to service-learning and veterans are invited.