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Tips & Trends in Service-Learning VI


Tips & Trends in Service-Learning VI by Claudia Sisomphou "I don't believe that what we do in education should only be within the classroom," said Beth Ann Turner, a Lecturer in the Music Department. "Students are living now. Don't make what they learn [only] based on finding future wages." Faculty members from various departments on campus, including Kinesiology, Chicano and Latino Studies, and Communications, came together at the annual Tips and Trends workshop to learn more about the practice of service-learning. In addition, the workshop...

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A Bit of Tips & Trends


A Bit of Tips & Trends Hear what faculty member, Dr. Ron Lopez, has to say about the Tips & Trends in Service-Learning Workshop: Click on the picture to start the video in another window. More on this is coming soon!...

Welcome, Dr. Rich Whitkus


Welcome, Dr. Rich Whitkus "A university's value arises from its dedication to education, scholarship, and service. Although these activities are readily apparent to the students, faculty, and staff on campus, their true value comes about when individuals, organizations, and businesses from outside the campus are involved. This is why community engagement is so important since it is the conduit of information and collaboration between the university and our partners in the community. I'm excited to work more closely with the CCE to continue Sonoma...

More Changes in The CCE


More Changes in The CCE by Merith Weisman Exciting changes are happening here in the CCE. In addition to my roles as Coordinator of the Center for Community Engagement and Social Media, Academic Affairs has now added Academic Projects Coordinator to my title and job duties. Related: Changes in the CCE In my new role, I will become more involved with internships throughout the University. I will also support the development of a co-curricular transcript. A co-curricular transcript is an official record of student...

Exploring Publication of Service-Learning and Community Engaged Scholarship


Exploring Publication of Service-Learning and Community Engaged Scholarship by Cera Murata We were honored to host Jeffrey Howard, editor of the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, to provide the Getting Service-Learning Research and Community-Engaged Scholarship Published faculty workshop. Workshop participants completed an exercise in which they played the role of reviewers determining if a sample article was appropriate for publication in the Michigan Journal. They used and applied Glassick et al.'s Six Scholarship Assessment Criteria, which examines whether a scholarly paper has a clear goal, adequate...

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Tips & Trends in Service-Learning V


Tips & Trends in Service-Learning V by Cera Murata "I learned the definitions of service-learning; I was impressed that service-learning was just a small part of the larger picture," says one faculty participant. Faculty from various departments at Sonoma State University came together for the latest annual Tips & Trends in Service-Learning workshop. Attendees of the workshop learned about what defines service-learning, service-learning pedagogies, and current trends in academic planning through lively group discussions and an engaging presentation. An essential part of the workshop is...

Challenges and Solutions for Service-Learning Health Coaches


Challenges and Solutions for Service-Learning Health Coaches Michelle Kelly, Department of Nursing, Guest blogger of Part 3 of 3 Sonoma State University faculty who presented at the 17th Annual Continuums of Service Conference. Trang Le, a Student Health Coach, role plays working with a community member to better understand how to manage his health information. We were thrilled to present our community collaboration at the Continuums of Service Conference. Linda Allen, Social Worker at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Trang Le, Nursing student health coach, and Michelle Kelly,...

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Community Engagement & You


Community Engagement & You by Ashley Simon "Service-learning students become a liaison between you and the community," explains Engineering Science professor Dr. Farid Farahmand. This helps form beneficial relationships. Students learn from professors and use what they learn for the common good. He says that service-learning provides him direction for where to go in his teaching. An intimate group of Sonoma State University faculty and community partners participated in the Community Engagement and You conference, led by facilitator Jeff Young. Conference participants talked about...

Why Aren't All Educators Incorporating Service-Learning?


Why Aren't All Educators Incorporating Service-Learning? Part 1 of 3 guest blog posts by Sonoma State University faculty who presented at the 17th Annual Continuums of Service Conference. by Guest Blogger Dr. Emily Acosta Lewis, Communications Studies The most interesting conversation I had during the three days of the 17th Annual Continuums of Service Conference wasn't with a service-learning professional or researcher, it was with a student from Sweden who was doing a three-week exchange program at the University of Hawaii. She was wandering around the...

Developing and Sustaining a Community-Based Participatory Research Initiative: A Skill Building Workshop


Developing and Sustaining a Community-Based Participatory Research Initiative: A Skill Building Workshop "CBPR builds on strengths and resources within the community" "Applied learning," "balance of power," "learning what the community wants," and "enhancing student learning" is what faculty participants said comes to mind when they think about Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR). When asked what their goals were for attending the Developing and Sustaining a Community-Based Participatory Research Initiative: A Skill Building Workshop, Art Warmoth in Psychology explained, "My goal is to get Hutchins students involved in studying poverty with the Roseland district." "I always want...

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