The University of Delaware Community Engagement Initiative: Making a difference – within and beyond UD

Date: Tuesday, May 31
Time: 11:20 – 12 noon
Location: Mitchell Hall Theater

Partnerships form the cornerstone of the new University of Delaware Community Engagement Initiative. Education, health, arts and culture are a few of the partnerships that will be developed in collaboration with University, state, and global partners.

We expect that this new initiative will have great benefits for students, faculty, staff and community partners. Community engagement strengthens student learning. Students learn how the knowledge they obtain can improve the communities where they live and work. Even now, more than half of UD’s students participate in service learning, community-based research and volunteer projects, donating more than 225,000 hours each year to serve communities in Delaware, across the nation and around the world.

With this new Initiative, even more UD students will participate in civic and community engagement. We want to make community engagement part of the defining character of a University of Delaware education. Community engagement also strengthens UD as a major research university, enabling faculty and professionals to craft research that responds to community needs and has greater impact. One of the measures of every great research university is the extent to which the knowledge it generates enriches the quality of life in its own community. We encourage all faculty and staff to be part of the creation of new community engagement programming.

So, join us in a conversation about the Community Engagement Initiative – your participation will contribute to the success of this program.

 

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Lynnette Overby

Lynnette Overby    
Deputy Director, Community Engagement Initiative, and Professor, Theatre

Lynnette Young Overby, Ph.D. is a Professor of Theatre and Dance, and Chair of the Community Engagement Commission at the University of Delaware.  She is the author or coauthor of over 40 publications including eight books. Her honors include the 2000 National Dance Association Scholar/Artist, and the 2004 Leadership Award from the National Dance Education Organization.  She is a strong believer in interdisciplinary education and community engagement. A daCi International At-Large board member, she is the archivist for the organization Dr. Overby is currently collaborating with literary historian P. Gabrielle Foreman on a long term “Performing African American History” research project.She was a member of the dance writing team for the new National Core Arts Standards.

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Dan Rich

Dan Rich    
Director, Community Engagement Initiative, and University Professor of Public Policy, School of Public Policy & Administration

Daniel Rich is Director of the Community Engagement Initiative and University Professor of Public Policy at the University of Delaware. As Director of Community Engagement, he supports the development of new partnerships between the university and communities at all levels, local to global. He holds faculty appointments in the School of Public Policy and Administration and the Department of Political Science and International Relations. He has served on the faculty since 1970, and is the recipient of the University of Delaware’s Medal of Distinction. From 2001-2009 he served as University Provost. From 1996-2001, he served as founding dean of the College of Human Services, Education and Public Policy, and from 1991-1996, as dean of the College of Urban Affairs and Public Policy.

Academic service learning: Engaging students in course-based community engagement

Date: Tuesday, May 31
Time: 1:00-3:15 p.m.
Location: 104 Gore Hall

Bring your ideas for the creation of a new course or the re-design of an existing course to have a community engagement focus. In this interactive workshop, you will brainstorm social issues and challenges that are best aligned with your course goals. Furthermore, you will develop the elements of your syllabus specifically focused on service learning requirements–from types of service to the logistics of teaching such a course. In addition, you will have the opportunity to think about the types of reflections that support your objectives. Finally, various forms of formative and summative assessments will be suggested for inclusion. Individuals are welcome, as are departmental or interdisciplinary teams. When you leave the workshop, you will have a solid blueprint for constructing, teaching, and assessing an academic service learning course.

 

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Lynnette Overby

Lynnette Overby    
Deputy Director, Community Engagement Initiative, and Professor, Theatre

Lynnette Young Overby, Ph.D. is a Professor of Theatre and Dance, and Chair of the Community Engagement Commission at the University of Delaware.  She is the author or coauthor of over 40 publications including eight books. Her honors include the 2000 National Dance Association Scholar/Artist, and the 2004 Leadership Award from the National Dance Education Organization.  She is a strong believer in interdisciplinary education and community engagement. A daCi International At-Large board member, she is the archivist for the organization Dr. Overby is currently collaborating with literary historian P. Gabrielle Foreman on a long term “Performing African American History” research project.She was a member of the dance writing team for the new National Core Arts Standards.

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Sue Serra

Sue Serra    
Assistant Director, Office of Service Learning

Susan Serra serves as Assistant Director of the Office of Service Learning, which she founded in 2004.  She works with faculty, students, and community organizations to develop sustainable partnerships through service-learning and community-based research. She coordinates the Service Learning Scholars, a summer service immersion program and is a member of the national Summer Service Collaborative. Serra served on the steering committee of the UD Carnegie Community Engagement Elective Classification Taskforce and currently serves on the UD Community Engagement Commission. She earned her  M.A. in  Liberal Studies from the University of Delaware.

Starting a program to address experiential learning

Date: Wednesday, June 1
Time: 10:20 a.m. – 12 noon, first set of three presentations at this time
Location: 104 Gore Hall 

 

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Carolyn Haines

Carolyn Haines    
Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Managed Primary Care Center

Carolyn is a Family Nurse Practitioner with years of primary care experience, and many years experience as an Emergency Department RN. She has both her BSN and MSN from the University of Delaware. Carolyn’s special interests include chronic care management of diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. She also has interest in women’s health as well as health promotion and acute care management. Carolyn also sees patients with a Parkinson's Disease specialist via telemedicine.

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Jacquie Truluck

Jacquie Truluck    
Director of Clinical Education, Communication Sciences and Disorders Program

Jacquie Truluck is the Director of Clinical Education for the brand-new Communication Sciences and Disorders Program. She has opened the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic on STAR Campus that serves the campus and the community and is in the process of accepting the first class of students to the program. Jacquie brings 15 years of clinical experience and 4 years of managerial experience as a licensed, certified Speech-Language Pathologist. By working in a variety of settings (hospital, school, home and nursing home), Jacquie recognizes the importance of graduate students having the breadth and depth of clinical experiences to represent the profession. Her focus is to build a program that offers life-long learning to support the Speech-Language Pathology profession through coursework, research, supervision and continuing education training.

Five minutes of fame

Date: Thursday, June 2
Time: 
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Location: 
104 Gore Hall

Five Minutes of Fame is a fast-paced session where you can pick up ten exciting ideas, technologies, projects, or resources, all in five minute doses. Presentations can come from any faculty or staff participant at this year’s institute. Want to be considered for this year’s list? E-mail your idea to faculty-commons@udel.edu


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