Service-Learning and HIV/AIDS: Faculty Workshop registration due by May 11

Service-Learning and HIV/AIDS: Faculty Workshop registration due by May 11

Faculty are invited to participate in a workshop about developing a service-learning component in one or more of their courses in cooperation with Open Arms of Minnesota, Clare Housing or the Minnesota AIDS Project, three organizations with whom St. Thomas is working closely through its HIV/AIDS initiatives through the Office for Service-Learning.

The Service-Learning and HIV/AIDS: Faculty Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday to Friday, May 27, 28 and 29, (with extra time on Thursday for participation in a meal delivery) in Room 315, McNeely Hall (on site at Open Arms on Thursday).

During the past four years, nearly 1,000 St. Thomas students have participated in a service-learning project with one of the organizations listed above in 51 classes within 12 different disciplines. The workshop will provide an opportunity to explore service-learning possibilities for course(s) in conversation with staff from these organizations. Other faculty members who have worked with these organizations will join workshop participants as well.

The Office for Service-Learning is offering a stipend for attendance at the workshop, and will pay another stipend upon successful design of your service-learning component.

Register by Monday, May 11. To register, contact Barbara Baker, program manager for service-learning, (651) 962-5380.

Those who are unable to attend the workshop but would like to consider development of a service-learning component, e-mail Kim Vrudny, associate professor of systematic theology and project director for HIV/AIDS initiatives.