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.
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.
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.