Upcoming Events

Service Learning Course Design Institute 2015

Begins May 29, 9am-5pm. Register your team ASAP!

As stated in Campus Compact’s A Promising Connection, “Civic engagement improves student success on a range of important measures. Research indicates that high-quality curricular and co-curricular civic engagement is positively correlated with student success in K-12 schools, community colleges, and public and private four-year colleges and universities” (Grantmakers for Education, 2010; Meyer, 2003).

We all know that civic engagement helps our students get from one semester to the next. Are you interested in designing your first service-learning course? Do you already teach a s-l course, but would like to further develop or deepen the course content and outcomes?

Join Ohio Campus Compact and a team of course design experts from The Ohio State University’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching for the Service-Learning Course Development Institute 2015.

Consultants from OSU will facilitate a three-part event on coursedesign principles specifically for Ohio Campus Compact member campuses. As a participant, you have the opportunity to take a big-picture look at your service-learning course and engage in a hands-on process of (re)designing it to more effectively and purposefully help students learn.

OCC member campus TEAMS are highly encouraged to attend this three-part Institute, so that team members will support one another on campus to complete the Institute and processes learned. The team should consist of the community service director and 2 highly recommended faculty who will help build service learning on their campus. If you are registering from a Connect2Complete (C2C) campus, the team must consist of at least the C2C Site Mentor and 2 faculty who teach Dev Ed or 100-level courses.

There will be ample opportunities for you to share ideas and receive feedback on your course design throughout.


Learn how to define your course goals and objectives – what you want your students to know or care about ­- and what you want your students to be able to do upon successful completion of your course, specifically in relation to the service-learning components and the needs of your community partner.

*Offered 1 Day only in person at Denison University on May 29, 2015. Attendance is REQUIRED at this session.  


Design specific assignments and assessment tools that align with those course goals and objectives.

*Webinar date TBA


Identify teaching strategies and discipline-specific content such that all elements of yourcourse are aligned with the foundational aims identified at the outset.

*Regional meetings TBA

Cost: $50 per person covers the cost of the entire three-part Institute, includes lunch on 5/29

Register by April 24!



Spring 2015 Calendar of Events

Visit our online calendar for more upcoming events.


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