Tag Archive for service learning

Exploring Factors for High School Success in Middletown

Rob Rosenthal teaches a course called the Community Research Seminar, which incorporates theory and a large research project that supports a community initiative. Community partners, such as local nonprofits or agencies, submit proposals for research that would help them do their work more efficiently or effectively. This service-learning course is a unique opportunity to turn…

Service in Student Forums

The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life supports the integration of academic study and civic engagement through service-learning courses, the nonprofit board residency program, the collaborative cluster, academic fellowships, and the engaged scholarship of faculty. But this work is happening outside of Allbritton, too! For this post, I collected stories from a few…

Service-Learning Courses Fall 2016

There are so many great service-learning classes coming up this spring! Service-learning courses are unique opportunities to integrate what you’re doing in the classroom to service projects in the community. As you can see, any subject or discipline can be applied to engaged service work. Do you love astronomy? You can spend a semester doing public astronomy…

Spring ’16 Service Learning Courses

There are many great opportunities to engage in public life and service through your academics at Wesleyan. Here are a few courses that still have openings available for this spring, including the service-learning classes in early childhood education and architecture, and a quarter-credit class taught by Patricelli Center director Makaela Kingsley. Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship CSPL 262, Kingsley,Makaela…

GIS Service-Learning Presentations

Wesleyan offers many unique opportunities each year to combine academic study with service work. The GIS Service-Learning Laboratory is a .5 credit service-learning course offered concurrently to Introduction to GIS by Professor Kim Diver through the Earth & Environmental Sciences Department. Professor Kim Diver teaches both courses, with the help of Teaching Assistant Shaun Mahmood…

Astronomy in Action

Professor Meredith Hughes taught a service-learning course this fall called Seminar on Astronomical Pedagogy. Course participants studied methods for effectively teaching astronomy to elementary school students.  Their semester-long project was to design and present their own presentation using Wesleyan’s portable Starlab planetarium at a local elementary school. I interviewed Hannah Fritze ‘18, Jesse Shanahan MA…

Anna Shusterman Named Finalist for the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

Each year, Campus Compact selects a senior faculty member from one of its member institutions for the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. The award honors a professor who has produced high-quality academic work that is grounded in deep community engagement, demonstrated leadership within their university, and created lasting impact for the public good.  This year…

Service-Learning – Fall 2015

It’s pre-registration time once again! As you plan your schedule for the Fall, take a look at the Service-Learning Center, which offers courses that integrate community service into an academic curriculum. The service component can take many forms depending on the particular course, such as volunteer work, research for organizations, teaching opportunities, and community organizing activities. Back in the classroom,…