2012 - 2013 News

Service-Learning Day, March 7, 2013

On March 7th, the Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships, along with the Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE) and the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement, hosted Service-Learning Day. Dr. Kevin Yee, Director of ATLE, served as moderator.

Elizabeth Strom and Leandra Preston-Sidler

   Elizabeth Strom and Leandra Preston-Sidler

Nearly thirty faculty and instructors—some coming from as far as USF Sarasota-Manatee—attended the event. Service-Learning Day featured a breakfast roundtable discussion on experiential models in the STEM fields, several presentations on developing service-learning courses, and a featured guest presentation by Leandra Preston-Sidler (University of Central Florida), who was awarded the 2012 Service Learning Faculty Member of the Year Award for the State University Sector by Florida Campus Compact.

Click on the links below to view the PowerPoints used in the presentations.

Breakfast Roundtable: Experiential Models in the STEM Fields moderated by Eugenie Vomvoridi-Ivanovic (Department of Secondary Education)

Plenary Presentation

Kevin Yee and Krista Bittenbender-Royal

       Kevin Yee and Krista Bittenbender-Royal

Adjusting Curriculum for Service Learning moderated by Kevin Yee (Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence)

Helping Students Write Effective Reflections with Intellectual Content by Robin Jones (Department of Geography, Environment and Planning)

Getting Started with Service Learning and Finding Partners by Lance Arney (Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships) and Bonnie Silvestri (USF Sarasota-Manatee)

Featured Presentation

Wonder what's inside the picture frame our presenters are holding? It's a service-learning word cloud! Click on the image to enlarge, and see if you can find where it says, "Go Bulls!"