Connecting Campuses with Communities

Developing. Engaging. Exploring.

faces-speechbubble-e1422148133738The Center for Service and Learning and Indiana Campus Compact, invite you to attend the 2017 Connecting Campuses with Communities (CCC) conference.

Who should attend?

  • Scholars who are interested in enhancing their service learning courses and advancing their research on service learning
  • Practitioners whose primary job is to support faculty development and develop campus/community partnerships to the

The week-long conference is a two-part event that focuses on building a network of scholars and practitioners and offers the following opportunities:

The Service Learning Institute includes two tracks: a course development track which is ideal for those interested in gaining strategies to improve the quality of a service learning course; and a practitioner-scholar track designed for those who specialize in service learning faculty development, build and nurture campus-community partnerships, or administrator campus-wide community engagement efforts.

Institute Objectives:

To increase the number of high quality service learning courses
To share promising practices and generate new ideas
To enhance reflection, assessment, and partnerships in service learning classes
To build a network of service learning practitioners

Institute Topics:
• Designing courses for well-integrated service learning
• Creating and assessing learning outcomes
• Developing meaningful reflection activities
• Collaborating with community partners as co-educators

The Research Academy is designed to strengthen one’s research on service learning while advancing their scholarship of teaching and learning.

Academy Objectives:
• To strengthen research on service learning and community engagement
• To advance the scholarship of teaching and learning
• To provide consultation and feedback on research ideas
• To build a network of service learning scholars

Academy Topics:
• Integrating curricula and research
• Developing measurement approaches; quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods
• Designing theory-grounded research questions using ethical methods
• Writing research proposals and manuscripts

Participants may choose to attend either the Service Learning Institute or the Research Academy or maximize their professional development by attending both.

More information and a registration link can be found here.

Featured Facilitators:

PatrickService Learning Institute and Research Academy – Dr. Patrick M. Green is the founding Director of the Center for Experiential Learning at Loyola University Chicago, which houses the service-learning, academic internship, undergraduate research, and learning portfolio programs. He also serves as a Clinical Instructor of Experiential Learning and teaches a variety of experiential learning courses, engaging students in service-learning, community-based research, international service-learning, internship experiences, and undergraduate research. Dr. Green received his BA in History and Literature form Loras College (Dubuque, IA), his MA in History at Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI), and his Doctorate in Education from Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL), specializing in leadership in higher education. Dr. Green focused his research on experiential education, specifically community-based learning. He is working on a co-edited volume around the intersections of faculty development and service-learning/community engagement (Stylus Publishing, 2017). In addition, he recently co-authored a chapter entitled Paving New Professional Pathways for Community-Engaged Scholarship in the newly published Publicly Engaged Scholars: Next-Generation Engagement and the Future of Higher Education (Stylus Publishing, 2016). His recently published edited volume focuses on International Service-Learning, entitled Crossing Boundaries: Tension and Transformation in International Service-Learning (Stylus Publishing, 2014). His research has led to multiple publications and his scholarship has led to numerous presentations at national conferences. Dr. Green serves as the Past Chair on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSCLE) and as an Engaged Scholar with National Campus Compact.

JulieHatcherResearch Academy – Dr. Julie A. Hatcher, is executive director of the Center for Service and Learning and associate professor of philanthropic studies in the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Julie serves as co-editor of the IUPUI Series on Service Learning Research (Stylus, 2011, 2013, 2017). Her research focuses on the role of higher education in civil society, civic learning outcomes in higher education, philanthropic studies as a new field of study, and the philanthropic motivations of professionals. She serves on the national advisory board for the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement elective classification. She participated on the development team of the Association of American Colleges and Universities VALUE Rubric for civic engagement as well as a new Civic Knowledge Rubric sponsored by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. Julie is the 2008 recipient of the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement Dissertation of the Year award. Julie earned her PhD in philanthropic studies with a minor in higher education at Indiana University.

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