The Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University is offering a series of resources that will act as framings for a few issues that developed over the past several weeks, including possible readings, sources, and discussion questions. Think of these as starting points for purposeful, educational classroom and co-curricular discussions. Read more about the importance of these conversations in our blog post on the power of these teachable moments Read More from the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University More on the In the News Discussion Guide Series from IDHE
This syllabus is for an online service learning model course with a focus on education policy and community partnerships, written by Dr. Marie Sandy at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Below is a downloadable version of the syllabus.
President Andrew Seligsohn and VP for Strategy and Operations Maggie Grove share information on creating a great Campus Civic Action Plan in this presentation from the first Civic Action Planning Institute in Princeton, New Jersey.
Campus Compact President, Andrew Seligsohn, and Vice President for Strategy and Operations, Maggie Grove, shared this presentation on community partnerships that challenge inequality at the Civic Action Planning Institute in Princeton, New Jersey.
Steve Dubb, Senior Fellow at the Democracy Collaborative shared this presentation on place-based strategy at the Civic Action Planning Institute in Princeton, NJ.
This tool would be beneficial to professionals responsible for reaching out from the campus to community organizations or in support of community organizations that wish to partner with a college or university in ways that promote shared success. this tool also could serve as a framing document when creating policies or guidelines governing partnerships.
This reporting assignment was undertaken to describe a range of exemplary, independently managed, multi-year community engaged programs for students. Given that each program that we focus on was developed independent of one another, with its own distinctive name, origin story and characteristics, we felt it important to document the breadth of innovative practices being used to develop engaged citizens and scholars. It is the rm belief of the authors that these types of programs can and should be considered deeply by other institutions of higher education wishing to create a distinctive and engaged educational experience that will help students stand…
Course Description Provides students with opportunities for learning through practical experience in a professional setting. The intern will be given the chance to relate principles presented in textbooks and classroom settings to real-life situations, under responsible supervision. Course Objectives This course will: Provide the opportunity for students to actively examine their values, with respect to their roles both as individuals and professionals, within the broader social context Provide the opportunity for students to understand the need for a sense of community and shared endeavor, while concurrently appreciating professional, cultural, and personal diversity Help students develop sensitivity to the close interdependence…
This Capstone Seminar in the fall is part of a 2-course sequence. The overarching theme for both courses is “Culmination and Integration— A Year in Living the Mission of LMU.” The Capstone Seminar in Fall 2015, drawing on the Bio-Psycho-Socio/Cultural model and the gifts of discernment and Ignatian Spirituality lay the theoretical foundation for a more practical aspect of the year-long objectives in Spring 2016. The seminar in the fall (Part I) is designed to enliven the first 2 pillars of the LMU Mission, the Encouragement of Learning (in all its forms) and the Education of the Whole Person. The…
COURSE CURRICULUM SCHEDULE The 2016 archaeological field school will continue investigations designed to identify, investigate, and interpret the physical remains of Fort St. Joseph (20BE23) and contemporaneous sites in the St. Joseph River valley of southwestern Michigan. This year we will expand our excavations on the floodplain (Fort St. Joseph—20BE23) and continue to explore adjacent areas. Students in the field school will receive instruction in surveying techniques, proper field excavation, artifact processing and analysis, and interpretation of findings as part of a long-term program devoted to exploring colonial interactions between Native Americans and Europeans in the North American fur trade….
Course Description: The focus of this course is to examine the role of the dietitian/nutritionist in identifying health and nutrition problems and integrating nutritional services with medical and social services within the community. Prerequisite(s): NTRN 1513 Introduction to Nutrition or NTRN 1483 Personal Nutrition. This course will provide basic knowledge and skills relevant to the practice of community nutrition. We will cover the concept of community, the role of nutrition in health promotion and perspectives for resolving community nutrition problems. Needs assessment issues and national and state community nutrition programs, determinants of health outcomes, measurement of nutrition and health status,…
Student Course Learning Goals: Students will be able to define poverty and identify the underlying causes and consequences of poverty in the US. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the impact of poverty on people’s lives, particularly in the Cleveland area. Students will learn to critically evaluate the effectiveness and fairness of social welfare policies & programs. Students will be able to discuss various strategies for reducing poverty, including the programs at Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM) Students will work together in research teams and learn how to conduct a program evaluation for LMM Connection to the Department Student Learning…
Course Description and Objectives The course will draw from students’ collective learning experiences in their community-based service learning. Core concepts about democracy in America, the land-grant university’s historic mission, and about how everyday citizens collectively can build a strong democracy will be introduced. Students will also be introduced to the range of ways that citizens participate in democratic decision-making and will practice some of these forms. The course is based on the reciprocal relationship between practice in the community and readings, reflections, and exercises in class. Assignments ask you to reflect on your community-based practice and apply concepts in the…
Course Overview: Storytelling … becomes a positive and powerful way to bring everyone to the table, validating what everybody has to bring, and using that as a way of studying this complex society we all share but in which we live differently depending on where we are positioned in it. Even though we may see it differently, because we’re sitting in different positions around that table, we all have something to add to this developing story about who we are as a nation, where we are going in terms of addressing our racial history, and other aspects of justice. “The…
Course description: Emphasis is on developing skills of writing, reading, analytical thinking, and research. Students are introduced to thought provoking ideas in readings from a variety of disciplines and learn to organize material, analyze ideas, and produce clear writing. These skills are the basis for success in all college courses and in professional careers. By reading, analyzing, and interpreting material from a variety of writers and, in turn, writing and thinking about the ideas, the student should become more proficient at communication skills. This course fulfills open and liberal arts electives. Course objectives (writing) Students will: 1. Use the writing…
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The “OVU EcH2O Water Purification Research Project” will underpin the study of water sciences in this course. Students will study the hydrological cycle, water chemistry, environmental pollution and control, water contamination and methods for water purification. All students will be expected to demonstrate a mastery of all topics through successful completion of quizzes, problem sets, and exams as well as a water purification design assignment. Table 1 Learning Outcomes Learning Outcomes Standards Addressed Activities Assessments Articulate the knowledge and skills of contemporary science NSTA 1.A, 1.B., 1.C., 1.D, and 1.E Class discussion, peer presentations, and research paper Quizzes, assignments,…
Course description: This course explores current theories, research, beliefs, and myths surrounding poverty and its effects on people, the environment, and various communities of practice. Opportunities will be provided for students to deepen their understanding of diversity by developing relationships with local organizations and by working side by side with marginalized populations in the Front Range of Colorado through action research. Course objectives and outcomes: The students will: Participate in applying new knowledge with local educational organizations that are addressing the cycle of poverty, marginalized populations, and/or very young children and their families; Explore various definitions of poverty and…
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