Conversation on Community Engagement
The Conversation on Community Engagement was developed to create a community of learners where faculty, staff and students can share information about their community engagement activities as well as learn from the work of others. This is a forum where individuals can informally share about their research, teaching and service in the community. The goal is to stimulate dialogue on engaged teaching, service and scholarship on campus.
All events are scheduled from 12:00 - 1:15 PM in Room 210 of Ekstrom Library.
September 20, 2011
Andy Frey, Professor, Kent School of Social Work
Two federally funded projects- Enhanced First Step to Success and Preschool First Step to Success. Hear how engaged scholarship is conducted as practicum students work as data collectors and interventionists to teach at-risk children to get along with others and to engage in schoolwork in an appropriate, successful manner.
October 18, 2011
Deborah Powers – College of Education and Human Development
Learn about the role of the Center for Learning Excellence at UofL, a function of the Kentucky
Department of Education's plan to support the turnaround school work at the federally identified SIG
(School Improvement Grant) schools here in the Louisville area.
November 15, 2011
Staff Representatives Virginia Bradford - Kentucky African Americans Against Cancer
Diane Whitlock - Vice Provost for Diversity & International Affairs
These staff members will talk about the service they are providing to make a difference in the lives
of individuals inflicted with cancer and trying to recover from drug and alcohol use.
January 24, 2012
Brian Barnes – Department of Philosophy
Natural processes, like composting, can become the foundation of community engagement for very diverse populations. Building strong community relationships necessitates finding common ground; composting as a sustainable system sends the right message to many groups from across the ideological and cultural spectrum.
February 21, 2012
Barbara Burns – Dept. of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Topic: “Learning about Peace in the Real World: Teaching, Research & Community Engagement”.
March 20, 2012
Student Representatives involved in curricular and co-curricular service activities will share about how
their service is impacting the community and enhancing their learning.
April 17, 2012
Ann Swank - Dept. of Exercise Physiology
Health and sports is the way of life as students share of their skills and expertise in this engaged teaching
initiative, with community organizations as part of their practicum and field experience.