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University Junctions: Connecting writing and service-learning across campus

September 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT


How can we connect writing and service-learning to achieve existing course goals like research, field-specific writing, and reflection in a way that will not bury instructors under a pile of grading? Our webinar will be interactive, so all participants are encouraged to come prepared with identified course goals that they feel might be advanced through writing. We will discuss writing across the disciplines. We encourage anyone interested in incorporating more writing assignments into their service-learning courses to join us.

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Rachel Morgan is the co-director of Cornerstone, a first-year integrated communication and writing course, at the University of Northern Iowa, where she also teaches writing and literature classes. She is the Poetry Editor of the North American Review, America’s oldest literary journal and teaches distance ed classes at Johns Hopkins University. She’s the author of the chapbook Honey & Blood, Blood & Honey, and her poetry has appeared in several anthologies and literary magazines.

Deb Young teaches Cornerstone, a first-year integrated communication and writing course, and composition courses at the University of Northern Iowa, where she integrates critical service-learning into her coursework. Young is currently working on a Ph.D. in rhetoric and professional communication from Iowa State University. Prior to her career in academia, she worked for ten years in public relations and nonprofit management, serving as the Director of Public Relations and Marketing for Hawkeye Community College.

Campus Compact’s 2018-2019 webinar series takes the great and varied work happening on the ground around the country and brings it straight to your desk. Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building. Be sure to tune in each month for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire you.

Register for this webinar using the link below. Registrants will receive call-in information 24 hours in advance.


September 20, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Online webinar
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