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CTE Workshop, Carolina Service-Learning 101 12:20-1:10

Center for Teaching Excellence, Thomas Cooper Library, Room 511
Oct 27, 2009
Designed for beginners, new Carolina faculty, or just those who are curious, this workshop will cover some of the basic tenets and hallmarks of service-learning pedagogy while reviewing the many resources and services available to faculty at the university. Participants will explore steps for service-learning course design and development while considering strategies for reflection, connections to research or international service, and methods to build sustainable community partnerships. Participants will leave this workshop with tangible ideas and resources for incorporating service-learning into your courses or engaging in scholarly activity within the field. About the Facilitators: Dr. Jimmie Gahagan, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Engagement, has served on the Carolina Service-Learning Initiative (C.S.L.I.) committee for three years and has led efforts to expand the practice of service-learning and community engagement across the university campus. While expanding the resources available for service-learning course support and building campus-wide partnerships, Jimmie also teaches a service-learning University 101 course each fall. Molly Gilbride, Director of Service-Learning for the S.C. Honors College, has also served on the C.S.L.I. committee for three years while assisting faculty within the Honors College to create and enhance service-learning courses. Molly has served as an AmeriCorps City Year member, AmeriCorps VISTA, and VISTA coordinator where she was heavily involved in supporting service-learning initiatives with campus compact organizations in Ohio and North Carolina. Benjamin Haywood, Graduate Assistant for Service-Learning in the Office of Student Engagement, has focused his work for the past two years on the assembly of resources for service-learning, coordinating campus-wide events to facilitate community partnerships, and assessing the impact of service-learning within university courses. Benjamin has served as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the N.C. Campus Compact and two years as the Director of Service Scholar Programs at Pfeiffer University, NC before coming to the university. For more information about service learning visit http://www.sc.edu/servicelearning. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and the Center for Teaching Excellence. For more information, visit www.sc.edu/cte. To request a reminder for this event, email cte@sc.edu or call 803-777-8322.