Sponsored by the Catholic Institute for Lasallian Social Action (CILSA) at SMC
Join us for a faculty development "boot camp" for service-learning. Learn how to revise an existing or create a new course to include service-learning. In this day-long workshop you’ll utilize a framework to conceptualize and plan a service-learning course. Find connections between your course learning outcomes and potential service outcomes, consider how to best create successful partnerships with community organizations, experience diverse and dynamic reflection strategies, and determine appropriate assessment methods for both student learning and service experiences. Walk away at the end of the day with a draft plan of a course you’d like to teach, a handful of reflection strategies, and numerous resources to help you make it happen. Learn from an expert in the field and exchange ideas with colleagues from across the Bay Area.
Event Facilitator: Marshall Welch, Ph.D., is the director of SMC’s Catholic Institute for Lasallian Social Action (CILSA) and the former director of the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center at the University of Utah. A former tenured professor of education and a service-learning practitioner and scholar for 25 years, Dr. Welch is actively involved in the field of service-learning at the state, national, and international levels. He helped design and present professional development institutes through Campus Compact and has conducted practitioner-friendly faculty development workshops across the U.S. and in Ireland. He has presented at over 30 service-learning conferences, edited a volume for the International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement and hosted its conference in 2003, and written several book chapters on service-learning. His recent article, Shedding Light on the Shadow-side of Reflection in Service-learning (Journal of College and Character), has garnered national attention. In December, 2011, Dr. Welch was invited by the Association of American Colleges and Universities to participate in a round table discussion in Washington, D.C. to help craft a report entitled, “A Crucible Moment” for the U.S. Department of Education on civic learning and democratic engagement in higher education.
Cost: $150, including full-day workshop, resources, breakfast and lunch
Beth Hampson, CILSA Coordinator of Engaged Teaching & Learning, firstname.lastname@example.org, 925-631-8543.