Service-Learning

Fall 2018 Courses in the Center for the Study of Public Life

Looking for interdisciplinary classes that think outside the box? Want to go beyond theory and understand how academic concepts apply in real-world settings? Take a class with the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life! Following are courses that currently have seats available for Fall 2018. You can see all CSPL courses here. And, if…

Celebrating Six Years of Civic Engagement Fellows

In July 2018, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) will end the Civic Engagement Fellowship. This was a one-year position for recent graduates to foster civic engagement on Wesleyan’s campus in a variety of ways. In an 2012 Argus article, former director of JCCP Cathy Lechowicz said “our students are so engaged when they’re…

20 Years of Service Learning at Wesleyan

Service Learning (SL) integrates experiences outside the classroom with an academic curriculum taught within the classroom. Learn more about Service Learning at Wesleyan, and about some of the faculty members, students, and community partners who have been involved over the past 20 years. Click on a pin to learn more about a site or the…

Service-Learning: Climate Change to Neuroplasticity

Service Learning (SL) integrates experiences outside the classroom with an academic curriculum taught within the classroom. As one form of experiential education, service learning seeks to broaden students’ understanding of course content through activities which are, at the same time, of service to the campus and/or surrounding community. In Fall 2017, two SL classes really…

Spring 2018 Service Learning Classes

Want to take a course that takes you out of the classroom? Want to serve the community while also getting a deeper understanding of the field? Take a Service-Learning course in the Spring! Read student experiences. Contact the individual professors or Peggy Carey Best, Director for Service Learning, with any questions.  — Black Middletown Lives:…

Films on Foss – Summer 2017

The Mayoral Youth Cabinet, in partnership with the City of Middletown and Wesleyan University, are bringing back the wildly successful movie series, Films on Foss. These events are FREE & open to the public, and allow multiple generations to come together and build community. The films are show on campus at Foss Hill, just off Wyllys Ave…

Conversations Continue

It’s been a busy two weeks for the Civic Action Plan process. I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting with the WSA leadership team and general assembly, Senior Administrative Staff, Library Staff, the Rotary Club, and the Registrar’s Office. To date, we’ve met with 7 different groups and over 100 people. We have 2 more…

Fall 2017 Service-Learning Courses

Interested in taking a Service-Learning course next year? These courses will be offered in Fall 2017, and more are available in the spring. Contact the individual professors or Peggy Carey Best, Director for Service Learning, with any questions.  — Seminar on Astronomical Pedagogy (ASTR 430)Cross-listed with the Civic Engagement Certificate and the Study of Education…

Reflections – Alex Garcia ’17

Remember the “1 Year Out” series? Well, today we are launching a new series called “Reflections.” This series will feature guest posts by students involved at the Allbritton Center. They may be taking a service-learning class, engaged in community partnership work, DJ’ing at WESU, teaching at Green Street, pursuing the Civic Engagement Certificate, tutoring at…

Wesleyan’s Civic Action Plan – let the planning begin

How does our institution act out its democratic and civic values? This semester, a group of people from around campus and from the community (see the full list here) are trying to answer that question. Our goal is to develop an actionable plan that articulates Wesleyan’s commitment to and value placed on the public purpose…