2012 Civic Engagement Faculty Institute
Current list of 2012 Civic Engagement Institute Participants, including ideas for integrating ACE:
Jeremy Loebach (Psychology) - Psychology of Hearing
Karen Wilson (Theater) - Theater capstone course
Ted Thornhill (Soc/Anth) - many courses
Paul Niemisto (Music) - various ideas
Rebecca Richards (English) - Professional and Business Writing
Katie Ziegler-Graham (Statistics) - Stat 212
Ashley Hodgson (Economics) - future course, Counseling and Health Economics
Colin Wells (English/AmCon) - AmCon cohort
Overview and Examples of Academic Civic Engagement, Educating for Citizenship, Course Development and Design, Conversations with Experienced Faculty, Integrating Reflection, Northfield Tour and Local Community Context, Community Partner Networking Lunch and Developing and Managing Community Partnerships
Faculty Participants (and anticipated Academic Civic Engagement Courses):
Devyani Chandran (Social Work) - Evaluation of Social Work Practice and Programs (SW 274)
Jim Farrell (History) - Ideals to Action: Cultivating Social Change (AMST 208)
Jim Hanson (Religion) - Ethics of Jesus (REL 276)
Maria Kelly (Education) - Urban Education Practicum and Seminar (EDUC 379)
Mary Beth Kuehn (Nursing) - Community Health (NURS 388)
Eric McDonald (Education) - Schools and Communities (ED 170)
Matt Rohn (Art/Art History)
Tom Williamson (Sociology/Anthropology)
Eight faculty members participated in a three-day workshop to think and learn about theory, models and best-practices of academic civic engagement. Sessions were facilitated by Nate Jacobi (the Piper Center). Mary Carlsen, Dana Gross, Naurine Lennox, Ryan Sheppard and Eric Fure-Slocum presented examples of courses they have taught that included academic civic engagement projects. The institute was funded through the Lilly Sustainability Grant.
Overview and Examples of Academic Civic Engagement, Course Development and Design, Integrating Reflection, Northfield Tour and Local Context and Community Partner Networking Lunch.
Faculty participants (and anticipated 2010-11 academic civic engagement courses):
Jan Hill (English)- Journalistic Writing
Shannon Cannella (Chinese)- Advanced Chinese
Kris Cropsey (Spanish)- Hispanics in America
Grace Cho (Psychology)- Parenting and Child Development in Diverse Families
Shelly Dickinson (Psychology)- Neuroscience of Addiction
Steve Soderlind (Economics)- Urban Economics
Meg Ojala (Art/Art History)- Intermediate Photography
Gordon Marino (Philosophy)- Law, Politics and Morality
Faculty participants plan to develop and integrate an academic civic engagement component into one or more of their courses during the 2010-11 academic year. The Piper Center will provide support by assisting with course/project development, community partnership coordination, classroom presentations, logistics, reflection, assessment and documentation of student projects.
Nine faculty members participated in a three-day workshop to think and learn about academic civic engagement. Sessions on ACE theory, best-practices and models were facilitated by Nate Jacobi (the Piper Center), Mary Carlsen, Eric Fure-Slocum, Dana Gross, Dan Hofrenning, Naurine Lennox, Paul Roback and Paul Schadewald (Macalester). The institute was sponsored by the Piper Center with support from the Lilly Lives of Worth and Service Grant.
Faculty participants: Heather Campbell (Education), Rika Ito (Asian Studies), Urmila Malvadkar (Math), Sian Muir (Management Studies), Peder Jothen (Religion), Ryan Sheppard (Sociology), Becki Judge (Economics), Susannah Shmurak (English) and
Maggie Broner (Spanish).
2008 Civic Engagement Faculty Institute
June 2-5, 2008
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Nine St. Olaf faculty members and eight community partners participated in a four-day workshop to think and learn about academic civic engagement. As part of the institute, faculty members and community leaders had the opportunity to explore possibilities for collaboration and to develop civic engagement projects that will be implemented during the 2008-09 academic year. In addition to presentations and conversation, the institute included site visits, a Lake Street tour, a Northfield tour, and meetings with faculty from Macalester College. Nate Jacobi (the Piper Center) and Eric Fure-Slocum (History) coordinated the institute and Paul Schadewald (Macalester College) served as the primary facilitator. The institute was funded by a Post-Secondary Service-Learning and Campus-Community Collaboration grant (in the amount of $13,430) from the State of Minnesota.
Components Of The Institute.
Faculty participants: Mary Carlsen (Social Work), Chris Chiappari (Anthropology), Eric Fure-Slocum (History), Karen Gervais (Philosophy), Dana Gross (Psychology), Dan Hofrenning (Political Science), Naurine Lennox (Social Work), Paul Roback (Statistics) and Kathy Tegtmeyer Pak (Political Science).