Announcing PsTL’s 2013-14 Engaging Pedagogies Colloquia

The Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning invites you to attend our monthly colloquium, entitled, Engaging Pedagogies.  For 2013-2014, our series theme is community engagement in higher education.  A variety of speakers and panelists will address the strategies and challenges of community-engaged teaching and scholarship.  The series features a range of formats (roundtables, lectures, panel discussions), and each individual colloquium will involve the audience in dynamic discussions on questions such as: 

  • Why does engagement matter?
  • What are the potential benefits and desired outcomes of community-engaged teaching and/or scholarship?
  • What is the responsibility of higher education to the public good?
  • How has engaged teaching, research, or scholarship shaped your ideas about the purpose of  higher education?

All events are at 3:30 p.m. in 227 Burton Hall, unless noted otherwise, and are free and open the public.  Light snacks will be provided.

2013-14 Engaging Pedagogies Series

October 17, 2013
Public Engagement in Contemporary Higher Education
Cathy Jordan, Director and Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Extension’s Children, Youth, and Family Consortium

November 14, 2013
Building Effective Partnerships for Multicultural Learning
Heidi Barajas, Associate Dean for Engagement, Diversity, and Undergraduate Programs, CEHD, and Executive Director, Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC)

December 12, 2013 (Maroon & Gold Room in McNamara Alumni Center)
Engagement Matters: Community Engagement and the Purpose of Higher Education
Tania Mitchell, Assitant Professor, PsTL, and Julie Plaut, Executive Director, Minnesota Campus Compact

January 30, 2014
Framing Community Engagement
Laurel Hirt, University of Minnesota’s Community Service Learning Center, Katie Halcrow, Inver Hills Community College’s Service Learning Program, Jane Turk, the Center for Teaching and Learning at Hamline University, and Eleni Roulis, University of St. Thomas Service Learning and Civic Engagement

February 27, 2014
Troubleshooting Community Partnerships
Debby R. Walser-Kuntz, Broom Fellow for Public Scholarship, Faculty Director of the Center for Community and Civic Engagement, Professor of Biology, Carleton College 

April 17, 2014 (Maroon & Gold Room in McNamara Alumni Center)
Critical Community Engagement
Tessa Hicks Peterson, Assistant Vice President of Community Engagement and Assistant Professor in Urban Studies, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA

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