Faculty Fellow Yearlong Schedule (2016)

Fellow Orientation

Thursday, January 14 & Friday, January 15 of 2016*               


Day 1  Thursday, January 14, 2016
9:00 to 10:00 Introduction to Service Learning: The nuts and bolts of Service Learning
10:00 to 10:30 What the research says about Service Learning and its outcomes
10:45 to 12:00 Service Learning Course Construction: ‘Goals and Objectives’ 
12:30 to 2:20 Service Learning Course Construction: ‘Development Techniques’
2:30 to 3:45 Service Learning Course Construction: ‘Assessment’
Homework for Day 2: Faculty work on altering syllabi for homework on goals and objectives, model of SL, and assessment activities.
Day 2 Friday, January 15, 2015
9:00 to 10:30 SL Pedagogy: Overview of development and key ideas, followed by discussion of critical articles
10:45 to 12:00 Critical Reflection: How to craft and grade reflective assignments
12:30 to 1:20 Sustainable, Ongoing, Mutually Beneficial: Navigating University/Community Partner Relationships
1:30 to 2:30 Community Partnerships: Reciprocal Learning and Privilege
2:30 to 3:00 Faculty time to continue to revise syllabus, incorporate course ideas from the training.
3:00 to 4:00 Faculty present on revised syllabi to previous years faculty fellows.

*snow day will be Monday, January 18, 2015


Overview of Workshops


Spring Semester 2016

Spring semester workshops will assist faculty in preparing for their fall course, in addition to deepening faculty understanding of Service Learning pedagogy. Each workshop will include training module, followed by time to discuss critical article or chapter.

February: OSL Policies and Procedures, IRB, Risk in addition to ‘Writing and Service Learning’.

March: Technology and Service Learning.

AprilCampus Compact-sponsored presentation of keynote speaker on Service Learning. Current and former faculty fellows process the talk together, discuss ideas and how they connect to courses and research over lunch.

May: Day-long service learning experience in either Willimantic or Hartford focused on a theme. This experience will give faculty the opportunity to have a mini hands-on experience with SL while also talking to partners about how to have successful partnerships.  


Fall 2016 Semester 

Fall workshops will provide additional training, as well as providing a forum in which faculty can process course teaching, brainstorm, and receive feedback and support.

September: Using Media to get your message out.

October: Community Partner Management and Critical Reflection.

November: Assessment w/ Community Partners. Critical Reflection continued.

December: Writing up the results. A discussion with faculty who have published articles about their SL teaching or research.