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Service-Learning 2.0 set for October 8

Update | Wednesday, September 29, 2021

An online service-learning conference for Columbus State is scheduled for Friday, October 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Titled “Service-Learning 2.0,” the event is designed for faculty and staff and will examine community engagement and post-pandemic teaching.

Sessions include:

Inform: a service-learning approach
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Service-learning is a high-impact pedagogy that positively impacts student outcomes in academic efficacy and grades. Terrie Stolte (Business Programs), Flo Plagenz (Partnerships and Programs), and Heather Thompson-Gillis (English), will describe what service-learning is and is not and how it can be incorporated into different disciplines. Dick Kinsley, executive director of Ohio Campus Compact, will share information about resources available to service-learning faculty. Ohio Campus Compact is a higher-education association committed to campus-based civic engagement. 

Inspire: keynote speaker
9:45-10:30 a.m.
Almar Walter, vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion, will provide a keynote address.

Connect: service-learning faculty share
10:45-11:30 a.m.
Faculty members from Columbus State and neighboring colleges will share a brief overview of their service-learning classes.  Presenters include Amy Popovich (Business Programs), Edna McQuesten (Nursing), Jill Ritchey (Nursing), Jackie Miller (Nursing), James Hofe (Nursing), and Melissa Gilbert from Otterbein University. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share ideas about how service-learning can benefit students and reenergize a class. 

Apply: putting our new knowledge into practice
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
We know a little more about Service-Learning: why it matters and what it looks like in the classroom. Now we will “meet” local organizations and practice connecting their needs to the learning objectives of current Columbus State courses by creating service-learning courses. The  conclusion will include an overview of GivePulse, a community engagement platform supporting service-learning through a matching portal. The platform has a database to track all community engagement activities and assessment tools to analyze the individual and collective impact. 

Raffle drawing
12:30 p.m.
At the conclusion of the conference, a raffle will be held. 

Register here.

A copy of the flyer for the service learning event.

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