Past Faculty & Community Partner Workshops

“Critical Reflection in Service Learning” Workshop | Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, from 10:00a-12p

Faculty and lecturers joined us in this workshop to learn the benefits of using critical reflection in your Community Service Learning (CSL) course design and implementation.  This workshop was open to faculty who currently teach (or plan to teach) CSL courses. In this workshop we achieved the following: 1) shared how ICCE can assist you in adding critical reflection to your course design; 2) reviewed the value of reflection as a theory and share ways to implement it as a practice; and 3) provided examples of how it has been used in specific courses and how it has enhanced student learning outcomes. Time was available for idea and resource sharing, as well as collaboration amongst colleagues. This interactive workshop supported faculty with new ways to incorporate reflection in their course design, enhance what they have already created, or shared their best practices with fellow faculty. 

“CSL 101” Workshop | Friday, October 26, 2018, 10a-12pm 

Faculty and lecturers learned about Community Service Learning (CSL) and how to integrate this high impact practice into their courses.  We discussed the nuts and bolts of how to turn a current course into a CSL-related class for students or create a new CSL course.  We provided a brief overview of ICCE, talked about what exactly is CSL, and what benefits and values does this contribute to student success.  Service-learning outcomes also was discussed. We discussed logistics of designating a course to become an official CSL class including the course proposal content, online form, and review process. This workshop included an experiential component so participants should bring course syllabi as we’ll engage in small group dialogue as well.  Additionally, we will shared what resources are available to faculty and lecturers to support their teaching, research, and service opportunities. For more information or a copy of the presentation and handouts provided, contact Nina Roberts, Ph.D., ICCE Faculty Director, nroberts@sfsu.edu; x8-6473.

"Learning by Doing: Fifty Years of Community Service Learning in the College of Ethnic Studies" | Friday, April 20th, 2018

During its first 50 years, the College of Ethnic Studies has nurtured strong ties to community partners by placing students in volunteer positions and internships with some of the most dynamic organizations and agents of change in the SF Bay Area.  During the workshop five of the College’s most seasoned community partners offered their insight about the best ways to promote social change through education.  From their vantage point as activists in the field, and experiences working with SF State, community partners they shared how to best prepare our students for their life’s work as agents of change. Following the speaker’s panel, we engaged participants in a collaborative workshop between community partners and faculty to identify best practices for Community Service Learning (CSL) in the next fifty years.  For more information and resources from the workshop, please contact Nina Roberts, Ph.D., ICCE Faculty Director with questions: nroberts@sfsu.edu; x8-6473 

“CSL 101” Workshop | Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Faculty and lecturers learned about Community Service Learning (CSL) and how to integrate this high impact practice into their courses.  We discussed the nuts and bolts of how to turn a current course into a CSL-related class for students or create a new CSL course.  We provided a brief overview of ICCE, talked about just what exactly is CSL, and what benefits and values does this contribute to student success.  Service-learning outcomes were also discussed.  We shared the nuts and bolts of designating a course to become an official CSL class including the course proposal content, online form, and review process. This workshop included an experiential component whereby faculty participants discussed course syllabi and engaged in small group dialogue.  Additionally, we shared what resources are available to faculty and lecturers to support their teaching, research, and service opportunities. For more information or a copy of the presentation and handouts provided, contact Nina Roberts, Ph.D., ICCE Faculty Director, nroberts@sfsu.edu; x8-6473.

ICCE Organized the Keynote Panel on Civic Engagement at the 2018 SF State Faculty Retreat  | January 18th, 2018

Organized by ICCE, an interdisciplinary, dynamic discussion was moderated by Dr. Nina Roberts, ICCE Faculty Director & Professor of Recreation, Parks & Tourism. Members of the distinguished panel included Anoshua Chaudhuri, Professor & Chair, Dept of Economics/College of Business (ICCE Advisory Council member); Felix Kury, Lecturer, Latina/Latino Studies, College of Ethnic Studies; Leticia (“Leti”) Marquez-Magana, Professor of Biology & Director of the Health Equity Research Lab; and Eunice Kim, PACE graduate student.  Attendees learned how faculty contribute to finding solutions to many of society’s greatest challenges and civically engage students in learning that affirms their social justice values leading to student success.  People in the session were able to explore how faculty support students seeking to address important social/environmental justice issues through hands-on experiences, high impact practices, and enhance their sense of civic responsibility through action in the community. And, ICCE also helped out with Retreat planning by sponsoring the Dessert Social!