Learning Communities for Impactful Community Engagement: Kick-Off

Sep 1 • 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Join one of two fall learning communities on impactful community engagement to expand your knowledge and professional network through small-group discussions with NU faculty and staff, as well as service-learning community partners (supported by resources provided by the program sponsors). The themes of these learning communities are: (1) Teaching for Social Justice in Service-Learning and Community Engagement and (2) Community Partnerships. Anyone interested in service-learning may join. Participants in both learning communities must attend the pre-scheduled kick-off and showcase events, along with three learning communities during the semester. Each learning community will meet for monthly one-hour meetings, with meeting dates/times to be determined by participants. For each of these sessions, participants will receive a discussion guide for their meeting, as well as readings and worksheets to prepare in advance of their time together.

Participants in each learning community will produce a final product. For Track 1, this will be an activity that students will do to learn about the importance of social justice in the course discipline and how that relates to the partner’s mission. For Track 2, this will be an activity that the community partner liaison and the faculty member can do collaboratively to strengthen equalize the partnership. Participants will share their final products at the showcase session.

During this kick-off session, you will learn more about the format and topics, select your topic, and meet with community members to plan meeting times.

Required meetings:

– Kick-Off: September 1, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM (ET)

– Three small-group meetings, to be scheduled by each group

– Showcase: December 15, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (ET)

*Attendees must register separately for both the kick-off and showcase via Eventbrite. Click here to register for the showcase.

For Future Faculty Program participants, this session fulfills the “Diversity & Inclusive Teaching” requirement.

This session is only open to Northeastern University educators and community partners. Please use your Northeastern email when registering, if available.


Sep 1, 2020 | 11:00 AM

Online – Synchronous

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