Facilitators

  • Jimmie Gahagan
  • Director,
    Office of Student Engagement
  • Dottie Weigel
  • Assistant Director,
    Office of Student Engagement


  • Details

  • Monday,
  • October 20, 2014
  • 10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
  • Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Description

Learn how to use service-learning to reinforce and enhance classroom instruction by giving your students hands-on tasks that address community needs. This venue for educational growth can be applied to a diverse array of academic disciplines. Join us as we discuss the basics of teaching a service-learning course and adopting a pedagogy for community-based learning. The presenters will define service-learning and discuss the impact on faculty, students and the community, specifically focusing on assessment conducted through current USC service-learning courses and with community partners. Participants will gain practical strategies for incorporating service into the curriculum and helping students apply their knowledge in new contexts. You’ll also find out about potential funding sources for service-learning opportunities on campus.

About the Facilitators

Jimmie Gahagan currently serves as the Director for Student Engagement at the University of South Carolina (USC), where he also teaches a University 101 class designed to increase first-year student success. He has presented and published widely on such topics as the Sophomore-Year Experience, Creating Learning Outcomes, Residential Learning Initiatives, Peer Leadership, the First-Year Experience, and Student Retention. Jimmie received his Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of South Carolina.

Dottie Weigel is the Assistant Director for Student Engagement and Service-Learning. She has presented at several national conferences and published on topics such as student development theory and transition in the first year of college. Dottie holds a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of South Carolina and earned a bachelor’s degree in English from King College and a Master’s degree in student development from Appalachian State University.

This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Registration

Service-Learning 101