Susann Lusnia, Classical Studies:
“I would recommend the CPS Faculty Seminar to anyone who is thinking of teaching service learning or may have just started a service learning course. I found the discussions nicely balanced between the theoretical and practical issues of service learning. Although I came to the seminar with one semester's experience in teaching a service course, the seminar helped me develop a better understanding of the goals and pedagogy of service learning. Probably the most valuable aspect of the seminar was meeting other faculty from across the university and seeing what approaches to service learning were being tried out in different disciplines.”
Thomas Bayer, Art:
”I took the Service Learning seminar several semesters ago to help me develop a syllabus for a service learning component to my regular course. I found the seminar exceptionally useful to that end. The atmosphere was very collegial, open and enjoyable. Rather than having to abide by a set syllabus, we were able to explore our own concerns and create our syllabi with the constructive input of other participants. I recommend the seminar highly to anyone interested in offering a Service Learning component. “
Kate Drabinski, Gender & Sexuality Studies:
"The faculty seminar gave me a rare chance to talk pedagogy--what we teach, how, and why--with an interdisciplinary group of fellow faculty members who helped me articulate for myself what service learning can be. It really was an invaluable opportunity to do some good learning about teaching, something we academics rarely have a chance to do. Thanks, CPS!"