Learn how to create courses, provide meaningful assignments, and choose service sites appropriate for first-year students.
Service-learning courses can make positive improvements in student learning and retention, but only if they are intentionally designed and developed. The first-year student experience can and should include service-learning opportunities and, when planning programs, it's important to keep developmental stages in mind.
Join Academic Impressions to learn why including service learning as a part of your first-year student experience is supported by persistence data, and how to intentionally develop programs based on the first-year student's developmental stage.
First-year student experience coordinators, service-learning professionals, and faculty who are interested in implementing service-learning courses for first-year students will learn how to create courses, provide meaningful assignments, and choose service sites appropriate for first-year students.
After participating in this webcast, you will be able to customize service-learning programs to first-year students on your campus.
Jen currently teaches at The Ohio State University, where she has taught an undergraduate leadership course using service learning. She previously worked for Ohio Campus Compact, a nonprofit coalition of Ohio colleges and universities that aims to educate students in civic responsibility. Her professional areas of interest and scholarship focus on critical and social justice frameworks applied to service learning, the scholarship of engagement, and building just and inclusive communities. In 2004, she was recognized with an Excellence in Teaching Award by The College of Education at OSU. She has also held a variety of student affairs positions at William and Mary, Grinnell College, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Case Western Reserve University, and The Ohio State University. Jen's doctoral dissertation focused on racially underrepresented college students' experiences in service learning.
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