Harnessing the Power of Engagement: Using Teaching as a Gateway to Scholarship, 1/26

2007 Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Winter Workshop
Harnessing the Power of Engagement: Using Teaching as a Gateway to Scholarship
Friday, January 26, 2007
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Lunch Provided)
Sokol Lounge, Science Hall
Open to the Campus Community

This event will feature Dr. Elizabeth Minnich, a Senior Fellow at AAC&U, a former Philosophy faculty member at Union Graduate School, a board member of AAC&U's Center for Liberal Education and Civic Engagement, and a prolific author/public speaker on civic engagement, democracy, and community-based learning.

Registration & Refreshments (9:30 – 10:00 a.m.)

Keynote from Dr. Minnich (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon)

- Trends in, and successes of, civic engagement in the academy

- Promoting campus policies and practices that encourage, recognize, and reward an ethos of engagement

- Assessing and standardizing the scholarship of engagement for tenure and promotion

Lunch (12:00 noon – 12:30 p.m.)

Panel/Q&A (12:30 – 2:30 p.m.)

Following lunch, Dr. Minnich will moderate a panel discussion involving MSU faculty members currently utilizing engaged learning as a "gateway to scholarship." Panelists will include:

Kenneth Brook, Department of Anthropology – Principal Investigator for: Critical Reflections on Community-Campus Partnerships: Promise and Performance, a research project empirically identifying the barriers and threats to the creation of sustainable community-campus partnerships.

Todd Kelshaw, Department of Communication Studies – Editorial Board Member for: Realities, Reflections, and Refinement in K-12 Service-Learning Partnerships, a national Anker Publishing book series volume will provide concepts and models of the distinctive ways in which higher education service-learning courses address K-12 education.

Lenore Molee, Department of Justice Studies – Principal Investigator for: Critical Reflection Project, a national research project examining the application of a critical reflection model as a means of assessing student learning outcomes within service-learning courses.

Valerie Sessa, Department of Psychology – Principal Investigator for: The Effect of Engaged Learning on Student Academic, Personal and Civic Development, a Bringing Theory to Practice pilot research project testing a model for qualitatively and quantitatively assessing the academic, civic and personal development outcomes of engaged learning in college students.

* For more information and to RSVP, please contact Bryan Murdock.