Transforming an Assignment Workshop offered on Nov. 11

Have you been interested in trying service-learning in one of your courses but are apprehensive about changing your entire syllabus? Experiment with changing just one assignment.

The Transforming an Assignment Workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 11, will show how you can encourage students’ engagement in the learning process by transforming one of your existing assignments into one that uses service-learning to meet its goals.

This practical, hands-on workshop will provide examples from faculty in various disciplines. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring one of their own assignments for discussion. 

The workshop, sponsored by Service-Learning and Faculty Development, will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 315, McNeely Hall. To register, contact Barb Baker, Service-Learning program manager, (651) 962-5380.

If you are unable to attend this workshop but would like to learn more about service-learning, an Introduction to Service-Learning Workshop will be held Jan. 11-14, 2010, for those who have little or no experience with service- learning. Watch for details or contact Baker for more information.