Each year, the VCU Service-Learning Workshop provides service-learning instructors with the opportunity to improve their knowledge and skill in teaching high-quality service-learning courses.
The workshop topics change each year, and the format consists of both didactic and interactive sessions. Expert guest speakers and/or panel presentations are incorporated into the agenda, and a 'toolkit' of resources is provided to all participants.
2018 Workshop Details
Developing students’ professional identities and skills through community-engaged teaching and service-learning
Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
University of Richmond International Center Commons
This faculty development workshop, jointly offered by the VCU Office of Service-Learning and the University of Richmond Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, is designed for instructors who are teaching community-engaged or service-learning courses.
Participants will consider the development of professionalism as part of their students’ learning in community-engaged/service-learning coursework. Workshop presenters will share the results of a recent VCU service-learning community partner survey, including a description of the professionalism skills that community partners desire from undergraduate volunteers. A description of pilot results from a service-learning class project related to the development of students’ professionalism will also be presented. Through discussion and collaboration, participants will develop and share ideas for helping students in community-engaged/service-learning classes deepen their professional identities, acquire 21st century skills, and become reflective early career professionals.
For more information, contact Katie Elliott, associate director of service-learning, at email@example.com.
Service-Learning Partnership Development Workshop
Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, 3–5 p.m. OR Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, 9– 11 a.m.
VCU GLOBE, 830 W. Grace St., Room 1030
In response to feedback provided by our service-learning community partners, the VCU Service-Learning Office will host two workshops for service-learning teams of VCU service-learning faculty and their community partners. These engaging, discussion-based workshops aim to enhance service-learning partnerships through guided conversations and action planning.
Workshop presenters will outline the findings from our recent Service-Learning Community Partner Assessment Survey and provide partnership teams with the tools and resources to identify the top priorities for strengthening their partnerships. Teams will collaboratively identify and address the priority goals for their partnerships, working together to develop sustainable action plans and roadmaps for future dialogue and collaborative planning.
For more information, contact Amanda Hall, assistant director of service-learning, at firstname.lastname@example.org.