Center for Faculty Innovation

Critical Perspectives in Service-Learning and Community-Based Research (Workshop)

Tue, 3 Dec 2019 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Rose Library room 5211; lunch will be provided.

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If you plan to attend, and would like to join us for lunch, please register on or before noon on Friday, Nov 22.


Service-Learning (S-L) and community-based research (CBR) can be important facets of faculty engagement and scholarship. Drawn from the facilitator’s new, co-edited text, Reconceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement, this workshop is positioned to provide faculty who are interested in CBR with a jump start into the topic and to rejuvenate faculty already working in this space. The workshop will also explore the faculty member’s positionality as it pertains to working in the “field” with communities that may be different from their own. Faculty can expect to leave this workshop with a deeper understanding of S-L and its impact on their future scholarship.

Facilitator: Cara Meixner, Executive Director of CFI and  Associate Professor in Graduate Psychology.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Understanding positionality in community-based endeavors; and
  • Using service-learning as an avenue for scholarship.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these scholarship outcomes:

  • Appreciating the diverse forms, purposes, and communication modes of scholarship in higher education; and
  • Practicing the integration of scholarship with teaching and other career aspirations.

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please reach out to us at cfi@jmu.edu or (568-4846) with any considerations (e.g., disability, wellness, cultural, dietary, etc.) you want us to know about.

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