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Integrating Service Learning in Courses for Multicultural Outcomes

A workshop by Susan R. Jones, Ph.D.
Department of Counseling and Personnel Services, University of Maryland
Friday, February 23, 2007
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Capitol Room, Holmes Student Center


This workshop will address an approach to teaching, learning, and scholarship that is frequently connected to multicultural outcomes: service-learning. Service-learning is often heralded as a community-based approach to teaching and learning with “transformative” potential. This interactive session will provide an overview of how service-learning fits within the landscape of higher education, an introduction to the fundamentals of service-learning, an exploration of the connections between service-learning and multicultural issues, an examination of what we know about multicultural outcomes associated with service-learning, and an exploration of student resistance to service-learning. Finally, the workshop will address implications for faculty interested in promoting positive outcomes related to multicultural issues and social responsibility via service-learning. Tentative schedule of the workshop is as follows:

Workshop Outline:

Morning (8:00 am - 12:00 pm) Afternoon (1:00 pm - 4:30 pm)
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Check-in and Refreshments
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Overcoming Student Resistance to Service Learning
8:30 am - 10:15 am
What is Service Learning? Introduction to Fundamental Characteristics
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
10:15 am - 10:30 am
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Implementation and Implications
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Integrating Service Learning for Multicultural Outcomes
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Workshop Evaluation and Certificate Presentation

About Susan R. Jones:

Susan R. Jones

Dr. Susan Robb Jones is Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services at the University of Maryland-College Park.  She has published on such topics as the enduring influences of service-learning on college student’s identity development, student resistance to service-learning, shifts and continuities in community service participation from high school to college, and developing student understanding of HIV/AIDS through community service-learning.  She is the co-author of a book entitled Negotiating the Complexities of Qualitative Research: Fundamental Elements and Issues (Routledge, 2006).  She has a Ph.D. in College Student Personnel Administration, Master of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration, and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.

Registration Information:

This workshop is open only to all faculty, teaching staff, and teaching assistants at NIU. Registered participants will receive workshop materials, refreshments, lunch, and a certificate of participation. Advanced registration is required. Register online by completing the registration form below. Please contact the Center if you do not receive a response or an email confirmation of your registration within two working days after submitting your registration. 

Due to the expensive nature of this workshop, limited seats available, and the need for advanced arrangements for food and materials, we request that you register by the deadline and attend the entire workshop. If you register and are unable to attend, please notify the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center by Monday, February 19, 2007 at the latest, so that someone on the waiting list can be accommodated.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 15, 2007
Please complete the form below to register.

Faculty/Staff Registration Form

Registration is closed for this program.

Last Updated: 12/10/2015