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Faculty, staff, students and community members are encouraged to attend!
Academic Civic Engagement Showcase:
Moving the Classroom Into the Community
Thursday, May 5th, 2011
The Crossroads in the Buntrock Commons
Food and refreshments will be served
Approximately 100 students from ten courses will present a wide range of academic civic engagement projects
Courses and Project Titles:
|Immigration & Citizenship (PSCI 350)
Students completed original community-based research on integration and incorporation in Fariabult in collaboration with the Faribault United Way by conducting interviews with over 30 community leaders.
Diversity & Immigration in Faribault: Community Research
3. Economic Issues
4. Programmatic Issues
Environmental Studies Senior Seminar (ES 399)
Groups of students utilized environmental skills and knowledge to complete a variety of civic engagement projects for local organizations.
1. Rice Creek/Spring Brook Assessment
2. Emmaus Garden Project
3. Lashbrook Park Woodland Trail
4. SEEDS Farm
5. SEEDS Farm Root Cellar Project
6. Permaculture Landuse Planning on the SEEDS Farm
Environmental Health (BIO/ES 228)
Students developed and facilitated curriculum on nutrition, plant biology, plant growth and farming for 3rd graders at Greenvale Park Elementary.
Research Methods in Psychology (PSYCH 230)
Students from two sections work in small groups on semester-long projects for which they designed and conducted research.
1. Heath and Fitness Evaluation for the Northfield YMCA
2. Food and Nutrition Evaluation
Food and Community Agriculture (ES 281)
Students completed a variety of local projects.
1. St. Dominic Elementary School Garden Project
2. Farm to School Media Project
Inclusive Practice: Groups, Organizations & Communities (SW 261)
Students completed a variety of projects with the Friends of Lashbrook Park.
Ethnographic Research Methods (SOAN 373)
Group of students conducted interviews to research the effects of academic civic engagement on student learning in collaboration with the Center for Experiential Learning.
Intermediate Photography (ART 238)
Students collaborated with youth on the autism spectrum to design and produce a book of photographs that includes photographs by each of the youth participants.
1. A+ Art Club: Collaborative Photography Project
Introduction to Environmental Studies (ES 137)
Groups of students will be highlighting food items or meals along a supply chain with special consideration of environmental impacts.
1. Peace Coffee vs. Folgers
2. Organic vs. Local Cereal Production
3. Eggs-actly what you need to know!
4. King Arthur Four vs. Gold Medal Floor
5. Composting of Scales
6. Cotton vs. Polyester
7. Naked Juice vs. Columbia
8. Making Butter Choices
9. Mechanical vs. Wood Pencils: The Green Debate
10. Environmental Impacts of Chocolate
11. The Sustainable Coffee: An Oxymoron?
12. Chipotle vs. Tortilla Line
13. Corn Syrup vs. Cane Sugar
14. Composting of Scales?
15. What do Feed Your Caf?
Community Applications of Psychology (PSYCH 224) (Interim)
Students learned about how psychologists address community needs by participating in service-learning internships with a variety of local organizations.
1. ARTech Senior Project Research
2. Kids Helping Kids at McKinley Preschool (ECFE)
3. The Grid: A Picture of Rice County
Other Spring 2011 Academic Civic Engagement Courses
(not participating in the Showcase)
Advance Statistical Modeling (STAT 316)
Community Engagement in Social Work (SW 381)
Development in Diverse Families (PSYCH 350)
Marketing (MGMT 250)
Neuroscience of Addiction (PSYCH 336)
Urban Economics (ECON 249)
Academic civic engagement is an approach to teaching and learning that encourages students to learn in the community and to apply academic knowledge and tools to address community issues as an integrated component of an academic course.
To learn more about Academic Civic Engagment, see this website.