Teaching & Curriculum Development

Course Design

Service Learning Workshops

New to service learning as a teaching and learning method?  Try one of our introductory workshops where you can join colleagues and learn in supportive enviroment. Offerings vary by semester.  

Spring 2017 Workshop Offerings

  • Introduction to Service Learning: the Basics

    This workshop is offered on multiple dates:

    Date: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
    Time: 1:00 - 4:30 pm
    Location: University Library, Room 1116

    Date: Friday, April 21st, 2017
    Time: 8:30 am - Noon
    Location: University Library, Room 1126

    This workshop is designed for faculty new to service learning or who want a more sound understanding of it as a high impact pedagogical practice. During our time together, we will define service learning, discuss the role and importance of critical reflection in service learning, and go over key aspects of community project planning.  

    Presenters: Patti Clayton, PhD, Senior Scholar, Center for Service and Learning;
    Morgan Studer, MA, Director of Faculty and Community Resources, Center for Service and Learning

Fall 2016 Workshop Offerings

  • Introduction to Service Learning Syllabus Design

    Date: Thursday, September 8th, 2016
    Time: Noon - 1:15 p.m.
    Location: CSL Conference Room, Hine Hall 234D
    Presenter: Dr. Mary F. Price PhD., Director of Faculty Development, Center for Service and Learning

    A well-designed syllabus is an essential tool for educators seeking to transform their course from an "add community service and stir approach" to an approach that intentionally integrates community engagement in ways that both strengthen student learning outcomes and honor the principles of community partnership. In this session, we'll discuss unique elements that comprise a well-designed service learning course syllabus and review sample syllabi from both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Attendees are welcome to bring a draft syllabus to work on as we will spend active time applying what we learn to our own teaching practice.

  • Introduction to Working with Community Partners

    Date: Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
    Time: Noon - 1:15 p.m.
    Location: CSL Conference Room, Hine Hall 234D
    Presenter: Morgan Studer, Director of Faculty and Community Resources, Center for Service and Learning

    Community partners are essential to the development of meaningful community-engaged curricular learning experiences. A well-designed experience includes identifying appropriate community partner(s) and including community partner voice in community project planning. In this session, we will discuss some of the important principles of community partnerships, including best practicies in working with community partners, as well as key ways in which to find, identify, and connect with community partners for specific course projects.

  • Introduction to Community Project Planning

    Date: Thursday, November 10th, 2016
    Time: Noon - 1:15 p.m.
    Location: CSL Conference Room, Hine Hall 234D
    Presenter: Dr. Mary F. Price PhD., Director of Faculty Development, Center for Service and Learning, and Morgan Studer, Director of Faculty and Community Resourses, Center for Service and Learning

    The service or community-based project is an essential building block of service learning course/program design. One distinguishing feature of these projects is instructors working closely with community agency(ies) to collaboratively design the project as well as develop shared goals, processes, and intended project outcomes. In this session, we will discuss strategies for working with community stakeholders on project design, including logistics, appropriate timelines, effective communication, and shared goal setting. Attendees may be new to service learning or community-based project planning or looking to refresh their skill set in working with community partners.

Have a question about one of these workshops?  Send a message to the officesl@iupui.edu.

Want more information about using service learning as a teaching method?

Contact Mary Price, Director of Faculty Development, price6@iupui.edu, or Morgan Studer, Director of Faculty and Community Resources, mohughes@iupui.edu.

Want to stay in the know about these and other opportunities for faculty and staff integrating community engagement in their teaching, research, and public service?

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  • Service Learning: the Basics Archive

    2016

    Dr. Mary F. Price PhD., Director of Faculty Development, Center for Service and Learning, 9/8/2016;
    Introduction to Service-Learning Syllabus Design

    Morgan Studer, Director of Faculty and Community Resources, Center for Service and Learning, 9/22/2016;
    Introduction to Working with Community Partners