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Service Learning Faculty Development

Michelle InderbitzinMichelle Inderbitzin
Service Learning Faculty Development Coordinator
309 Waldo Hall
541-737-2801

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Service Learning Faculty Development

The Service Learning Faculty Development Coordinator (SLFD Coordinator) provides leadership for developing service learning courses under the auspices of the Center for Teaching and Learning in Academic Affairs. The guiding principle of this position is to promote reciprocal benefit for OSU students and community partners, and to: 1) ensure equity and inclusion of diverse student populations in both the design and implementation of service-learning courses, 2) including human communities and the natural environment and sustainability as realms of service learning activity; and 3) pursuing connections with the Bacc Core curriculum as a part of the broader effort to revitalize the general education experience at OSU.
The faculty development and curriculum development efforts will emphasize the philosophy and pedagogy of service learning and experiential education, community-campus partnership-building, assessment of student learning outcomes through service learning, and risk management implications. The SLFD Coordinator collaborates with other OSU academic and support units invested in service learning to promote service learning, plan support for faculty and students engaged in service learning, build connections between curricular and co-curricular service opportunities, and plan for continued advances in OSU’s service learning programs.

The Service Learning Faculty Development Coordinator (SLFD Coordinator) provides leadership for developing service learning courses under the auspices of the Center for Teaching and Learning in Academic Affairs. The guiding principle of this position is to promote reciprocal benefit for OSU students and community partners, and to:

1) ensure equity and inclusion of diverse student populations in both the design and implementation of service-learning courses,
2) including human communities and the natural environment and sustainability as realms of service learning activity; and
3) pursuing connections with the Bacc Core curriculum as a part of the broader effort to revitalize the general education experience at OSU.

The faculty development and curriculum development efforts will emphasize the philosophy and pedagogy of service learning and experiential education, community-campus partnership-building, assessment of student learning outcomes through service learning, and risk management implications. The SLFD Coordinator collaborates with other OSU academic and support units invested in service learning to promote service learning, plan support for faculty and students engaged in service learning, build connections between curricular and co-curricular service opportunities, and plan for continued advances in OSU’s service learning programs.

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