Monthly Archives: June 2011

First-year seminar service-learning project

About this time last year, I approached a friend, Craig This, who teaches a UVC 101 course (first-year seminar or FYS).  I told him I’d like to try a service-learning research project with a UVC 101 class.  He jumped at … Continue reading

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Ohio Teaching & Learning Conference

SOCHE (Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education) will host the Ohio Teaching & Learning Conference in Dayton October 27 & 28.  The theme of the conference is High Impact Learning in a Time of Change, and it will feature George … Continue reading

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Library impact

One of the emerging themes at the ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries) conference was demonstrating the value of academic libraries (see Megan Oakleaf:  Evolution or Revolution?  Strategies for Demonstrating the Library’s Impact in a New World of Assessment).  This … Continue reading

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ACRL Webcast

In October, Jennifer Nutefall & I will lead an ACRL Webcast, Service Learning and Information Literacy: Models for Engagement. Details are available here:

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Research for the greater good

“Research for the greater good: Incorporating service-learning in an information literacy course at Wright State University” was published in this month’s (June 2011) College & Research Libraries News. I hope this encourages other librarians to try a similar service-learning model for … Continue reading

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Citizen Scholar

Wright State University is graduating its very first citizen scholar this June. The citizen scholar program was designed by the WSU Office of Service Learning and supports WSU’s mission to “engage in significant community service.” Students in the program complete … Continue reading

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