Service Learning Working Group
The Service Learning Working Group is open to any faculty and staff interested in discussing the theory and practice of community engagement in higher education. It is intended to be an open forum that will aid in the development of best practices among the service learning community at Vanderbilt.
The format for the discussions is that of an informal colloquium focused around a dimension of service learning pedagogy, a particular teaching challenge, or a case study of teaching practice. Participants in the working group volunteer to lead these discussions, frequently beginning with brief presentations and followed by open dialogue.
In the Fall of 2012-13, the group will not meet, but will resume in future semesters.
If you are interested in participating in the Service Learning Working Group, in leading a discussion, or in simply learning more about the group, please write Joe Bandy, Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching.
Expanding Networks of Community Partnerships
Sharon Shields, Professor of the Practice of Health Promotion and Education, Peabody College
Liz Aleman, Healthy Children’s Manager and Adjunct Instructor, Monroe Carell Jr.’s Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University
Service Learning and the Ingram Scholars Program
Reflection: The Hyphen in Service-Learning
Janet Eyler, Professor of the Practice of Education, Peabody College
Janey Eyler’s PowerPoint Presentation
Shaping Healthy Cities: A Service-Learning Collaboration with the Nashville Civic Design Center
September 16th, 2011, 12-1pm, Center for Teaching
Douglas D. Perkins, Professor of Human and Organizational Development, Peabody College; Founding Director, Center for Community Studies; Coordinator, International Communities Interest Group
Gary Gaston, Design Director of the Nashville Civic Design Center; and Lecturer with the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design; and Master’s Degree candidate in Community Development & Action, Peabody College.
Resources: The Plan of Nashville
Open Discussion: Envisioning a Future for Service Learning at Vanderbilt
October 28th, 2011, 12-1pm, Center for Teaching
Service Learning Working Group
This past Summer, members of Vanderbilt’s Alliance for Community Engagement (ACE) formed subcommittees to better understand community engagement as it is currently practiced at Vanderbilt and other exemplary institutions across the U.S. Over the course of ACE’s October 17th meeting (12-1pm in the Commons Multipurpose Room 235) and the Service Learning Working Group’s meeting on October 28th, there will be a discussion of the results of this work. The October 17th meeting will focus on the reports from ACE subcommittees. The October 28th meeting will have a more open discussion of possible directions for the future of service learning and community engagement at Vanderbilt. All are welcome to participate in both meetings.
Service Learning and the Second Language Acquisition Program
November 14th, 2011, 3:10-4pm, Center for Teaching
Elena Olazagasti-Segovia, Senior Lecturer of Spanish and Portuguese
with students, Caroline Martin and Ashley Rasa
Spring 2012 Presentations
Inside-Out: A Collaborative Learning Community between Undergraduate Students and People Who Are Incarcerated
February 17th, 2012, 12-1pm, Center for Teaching
Sarah Passino, Senior Lecturer in the Department of English
with students, Almidys Perez (’13) and Crystal Finley (’13)
Community Empowerment and Service Learning: Sustainability, Justice & the City
March 16th, 2012, 12-1pm, Center for Teaching
Jim Fraser, Associate Professor of Human and Organizational Development