How to Design an Effective Service Learning Course Syllabus

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How to Design an Effective Service Learning Course Syllabus
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This course will help service-learning faculty to match their desired service-learning courses to appropriate, developmental service-experiences and reflections throughout the semester. It will take them through the idea stage, to community collaboration in course design, to syllabus development, to constructing productive assignments to exams or other culminating experiences. The session will be as interactive as possible so participant questions about course construction can be individually addressed.

Participants will learn:
  1. a step-by-step method for linking pedagogical goals to service experiences
  2. how to integrate readings, writings, and on-site activities with traditional coursework so that all three can enrich the others
  3. how to get students intellectually and practically prepared to make the most out of the semester both in class and in the community
  4. how to develop productive assignments and exams

Who should attend?
Both faculty who are new to the service-learning experience and faculty who want to bring all the elements of a successful class into sharper focus can benefit from the webinar. Service-learning administrators who want to help faculty succeed will also benefit. Participants in the Spring 2009 Webinar on Service Learning Basics can also build on their initial session.

Who is the instructor?
Maureen Shubow Rubin was appointed Associate Dean of the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication at California State University, Northridge in 2010. She served as Director of Undergraduate Studies from 2006 to 2010. Prior to that position,, since 1998 she served as founding director of the Center. Prior to this position, since 1998 she served as founding director of the Center for Community-Service Learning where she helped to develop and secure funding for over 300 new service-learning classes. She has written and implemented successful grant proposals to help students on her campus participate in projects centered on gang prevention, school readiness, computer literacy, self-help legal assistance, and bringing English and citizenship skills to immigrant elders, among others. An experienced faculty trainer and peer mentor, she has published widely about service-learning pedagogy, civic engagement, community collaboration and effective outreach. In 2001, she was awarded the Richard E. Cone Award from California Campus Compact for excellence and leadership in cultivating community partnerships in higher education.

Rubin joined the University in 1984 as a professor of journalism where she specialized in teaching law, public relations and media ethics, all of which have been subjects of numerous articles she wrote for both scholarly journals and mainstream media. In 1993, she was voted Outstanding Journalism Educator in the State of California by the California Newspaper Publishers Association. Prior to joining the university, Rubin was Director of Public Information for President Carterís Special Assistant for Consumer Affairs in the White House, and held similar positions for a U.S. Congresswoman and Consumer Federation of America. Rubin is a graduate of the Catholic University School of Law In Washington, D.C., holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Relations from University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Boston University.

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