Joe Bandy in Vanderbilt View Article
In the January 2011 edition of the Vanderbilt View, CFT Assistant Director Joe Bandy was mentioned in an article describing the work of Vanderbilt’s Center for Nashville Studies (VCNS). VCNS seeks to connect community organizations in need of research and recommendations on policy-level issues with Vanderbilt’s expertise in a variety of fields, and Bandy has worked alongside VCNS in the ongoing mission of making service learning and civic engagement integral components of the Vanderbilt experience.
“Service learning is what educators often call ‘high-impact pedagogy,’ because it tends to lead students to experiential learning in the community,” Bandy said. “It often asks them to engage in interdisciplinary thinking, critical problem-solving and sometimes group learning processes that are prime for leadership development.