Engaged Learning Forum | Designing Courses and Research for Community Impact

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location | Geddes Hall Coffee House

12:00 p.m. | Lunch

12:15 p.m. | Presentation and Discussion

Please join us for a lunch forum and panel discussion of two innovative community-engaged courses supported by the Center for Social Concerns' Community Impact Grants. This event will feature Notre Dame faculty Viva Bartkus, Richard G. Jones, and Victoria St. Martin, as well as students who partiipated in their community-engaged courses. Learn how they designed courses with community impact in mind!

Viva Bartkus, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Management in the Mendoza College of Business. Dr. Bartkus led a cohort of MBA students in a "Business on the Frontlines" course designed to stimulate economic development in Santurce, Puerto Rico, a vibrant arts area on the island. "Business on the Frontlines" examines the impact of businesses in socieities affected by extreme poverty and conflict. The program provides Notre Dame students opportunities to engage and partner with non-profit organizations and multi-national companies to harness the dynamism of businsses to build these communities before they tip into conflict.   

Richard G. Jones is the Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Director of the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy. Mr. Jones and Victoria St. Martin, a distinguished visiting journalist with the Gallivan Program, were awarded $5,000 for a course called "Covering America | Puerto Rico: Journalistic Storytelling with Compassion, Empathy, and Professionalism." The course involves a six-day reporting trip during spring break to Puerto Rico and is designed to combine digital technology with foundational reporting skills to cover complex stories for national audiences with a sense of both professionalism and empathy.          

Space is limited. Registration is required and open to faculty, staff, and graduate students. RSVP by 5:00 p.m. on November 25, 2019. Graduate students RSVP through GradConnect (counts as a credit for the Certificate in Community Engagement and Public Scholarship).

ABOUT THE ENGAGED LEARNING FORUM SERIES: The Engaged Learning Forum series aims to advance the Center for Social Concerns's approach to practicing Catholic social teaching through community-engaged research, teaching, and learning. See the whole series at https://socialconcerns.nd.edu/elf.

APPLY FOR A COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANT: Community Impact Grants support community-engaged teaching, research, and learning through innovative courses, projects, and events that are mutually beneficial to community and University partners. Learn more about how to apply in time for our February 10, 2020 deadline at https://socialconcerns.nd.edu/content/community-based-research.


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