Service Learning Course Development: Developing Community Partnerships That Work

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$ 425.00

The registration fee includes institutional access to the recording for one year.
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Service-learning is a proven pedagogy that enriches traditional classroom learning while instilling lifelong civic awareness and social responsibility in students. But no service-learning program can hope to succeed without workable and mutually rewarding community partnerships. Finding the right partners is hard work, It takes research, commitment, communication and training on both sides. Goals and outcomes for students, sites and the site's clients must be established and consented to. The first key to success lies in careful and honest preparation.

This webinar will help service-learning faculty make sure their detailed course planning pays off in a positive learning experience for students and a value-added service experience for community sites. Participants will discover how to locate, screen, respect, share and truly collaborate with community partners. They will also learn how to arrive at mutually agreeable and beneficial goals while assuring continual feedback. The webinar will explore ways to create ongoing communication that will spot problems immediately and lead to agreeable and timely resolutions. It will also cover how to create appropriate roles, responsibilities, and hopes for everyone involved. The end result will be the creation of realistic expectations, helpful guidelines, and proven pathways to mutually positive and often life-changing experiences.

 

  • Design and implement courses that set realistic goals and have all required elements in place to meet them
  • Prepare for the initial meeting with community partners
  • Collaborate with community partners to arrive at mutually agreeable and beneficial goals
  • Get continual feedback and create ongoing communication that will spot problems immediately and lead to an agreeable resolution
  • Understand appropriate roles, responsibilities, and expectations for everyone involved
  • 2-year & 4-year institutions
  • Faculty (full and part-time)
  • Instructional and Student Services Deans
  • Student Success/Retention Specialists
  • Instructional Coordinators
  • Department Chairs
  • Graduate Teaching Assistants
  • Education Majors
  • Community Partners
  • Anyone interested or involved in service-learning programs

Maureen Shubow Rubin is founding director of the Center for Community-Service Learning at California State University, Northridge. In this position, she helped to develop and secure funding for over 300 new service-learning classes and initiatives, sponsored by both government and the private sector, including Learn and Serve America, AmeriCorps, the MetLife Foundation’s Health Literacy Initiative, The California State University Chancellor’s “Civic Mission of Education” program, Starbucks Foundation, the Constitutional Rights Foundation, and the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism, among others. Related course-based projects: prepare low-income youths for preschool (Jumpstart); prevent at-risk youths from joining gangs (MOSAIC); teach arts, sciences and sports in schools without funding for enrichment courses (GOGIRLGO, Tomorrow’s Scientists, UPLIFT); help the elderly learn computer skills and prepare for citizenship exam (SHINE); and assist battered women and potential evictees to prepare for court appearances (JusticeCorps). An experienced faculty trainer and peer mentor, she 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. As a higher education administrator, she served as Director of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Dean of the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication. 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 Carter’s 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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How much does a live webinar or on-demand training cost?

1 Training (Live Webinar or On-Demand Training) - $425 Unlimited connections, campus-wide access license to the recording for one year.

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  • 30 days prior: Full refund
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New Employee Training: Include the online training as part of your new employee training program to ensure consistency.

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