Faculty Speak: Service-Learning Transforms Us All!
Learn from faculty across campus about the ways in which service-learning has transformed both them and their students. A light lunch will be served during the 10 minute talk followed by robust conversation. Share your ideas and get inspired.
- Thursday, March 6, 2014, 12:15 - 1:30 pm, Sullivan 101 featuring Julie Kiernan and Victoria Morrison
- Friday, March 7, 2014, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Central Campus 135 featuring Yu Hu and Gretchen Sinnett
- RSVP for the lunch (required) by going to hsalemstate.edu/4941.php and selecting the event from the calendar feature
What is Service-Learning?
Service-learning at Salem State is a teaching methodology in which students learn through thoughtfully organized service and structured reflection tied directly to academic objectives. Service activities, conducted with and meeting the needs of a community partner, foster civic responsibility and deepen academic understanding.
Service-learning courses are beneficial to everyone involved. Community partners benefit form the creativity and new level of energy that students and faculty bring to their organization in a sustainable way that often allows for more in-depth projects than a singular volunteer opportunity.
For more information on how you can get involved with service learning at Salem State, click on the appropriate link below.
The Service-Learning Team
The service-learning team at Salem State University is here to help both faculty and community partners interested in service-learning opportunities. Our team will work through the Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) to provide tutorials, workshops and guidance.
The service-learning team consists of:
- Marc Boots-Ebenfield, PhD, director, Center for Teaching Innovation
- Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello, PhD, faculty fellow for service-learning; associate professor, interdisciplinary studies
- Rachel Seavey, graduate intern
They can be found in the CTI, Meier Hall, room 115, and reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978.542.2545.