Graduate Certificate Course

Community Engagement and Public Scholarship in Higher Education: Integrating Learning and Social Responsibility in the Academy

One-credit graduate course in Spring Semester 2020

GRED 63954 • CSC 63954 • PSY 63668

Jay Brandenberger, Ph.D.

Thursdays: 3:15 to 5:30 pm  (alternating weeks, approximately 8 course meetings) 

This interactive seminar provides an opportunity for graduate students from all colleges to examine topics in the evolving field of community engagement and higher education. What is the public mission of colleges and universities? How may faculty incorporate new paradigms of teaching and research that address social challenges? What promising practices (within and beyond the classroom) integrate ethical responsibility and public scholarship? By what means might we assess the impact of such practices on learners, communities, and fields? How might knowledge of community engagement linked to disciplinary expertise be a faculty career catalyst? Such questions will be addressed through dialogue, experiential opportunities in South Bend, and analyses in the context of each student’s professional trajectory. Resources will be drawn from higher education literature, learning theory, ethics, and discipline-specific writings. Students will have an opportunity to reflect on their sense of public mission and career potentials, and to build a community-based research/teaching project (optional). Open to doctoral and master’s level students. Participation in the course fulfills requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Community Engagement and Public Scholarship. Contact the inductor Jay Brandenberger or Patrena Kedik (574-631-4670) for further information.


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