November 2013 Archives

Tips & Trends in Service-Learning Workshop 2013


Tips & Trends in Service-Learning Workshop 2013 by Aaron Robinson "You know (service-learning) works," says Elaine Wellin from the Department of Sociology at Sonoma State University, "because the students will say, 'I'm going to keep going after the term.'" Wellin, among many other faculty and staff from Sonoma State University and other institutions, convened for the latest annual Tips and Trends in Service-Learning workshop. Merith Weisman, community engagement and social media coordinator at SSU, led the exciting two-hour workshop. Through lively group discussions, the attendees learned...

Spotlight: University and Community Partnership in Geography and Preserves


Spotlight: University and Community Partnership in Geography and Preserves "I like hands-on learning for students. There is something about it that makes it stick." -Dr. Michelle Goman, professor of Geography and Global Studies at Sonoma State University. "I'm delighted with the service-learning class; it was a great experience for the SSU Preserves." -Claudia Luke, director of the Fairfield Osborn Preserves. Dr. Goman teaches many service-learning classes including the particularly successful Geography 317: Lab Methods in Physical Geography. The purpose of this class is to give students hands-on experience in...

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