Symposium focuses on service learning

By Staff

The Center for Faculty Development at the University of Colorado Denver will present "Enhancing Scholarly Engagement Through Service Learning," a symposium set for 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 29 in the North Classroom Atrium.

Service learning serves as a bridge between classroom learning and community volunteerism for students, where service is anchored in the curriculum, classroom discussion and the community. This half-day symposium is designed to bring together faculty, community partner organizations and students who are interested in the benefits of service learning via:

  • developing faculty research on the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • developing university and community partnerships to improve social problems and meet the goals of the University of Colorado Denver's strategic plan, and
  • enhancing student learning, career networks and professional development

The event is aimed at tenure-track or tenured professors who are looking for ways to overlap research, teaching and service interests.

Keynote speaker is Stephen Hartnett, chair of the department of communication. A panel discussion among faculty, community partners and students will address what makes service-learning work. The event also offers a chance for networking with community partners to identify potential service-learning projects, and student posters on their service-learning projects.

To register for the symposium, which is co-sponsored by the Experiential Learning Center, the College of Liberal Arts Sciences and the Center for Faculty Development, click here.