Public Service Week Workshop Implementing Liberating Service Learning

Audience: Faculty who teach; all career stages are welcome

The Center for Teaching Excellence, the Office of Academic Outreach, and the Equity Center are pleased to host Dr. Randy Stoecker as a guest speaker during UVA's Public Service Week. Dr. Stoecker is a Professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin with an affiliate appointment in the University of Wisconsin Division of Extension Center for Community and Economic Development. 

Implementing Liberating Service Learning

Liberating service learning is a practice that stands the institutionalized service learning model on its head.  Rather than putting student learning first, service second, community building third, and social change last, we reverse the order. This interactive workshop will begin with a brief presentation on how to put social change first, supported by community organizing, research forms of service, and collective learning. Participants will then discuss the implications of this model for their own work.

This is a small, interactive workshop. The Zoom meeting information will be provided after you register. For questions about registration, contact Claire Reeger (claire.reeger@virginia.edu).

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ABOUT DR. STOECKER

Randy Stoecker is a Professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin with an affiliate appointment in the University of Wisconsin Division of Extension Center for Community and Economic Development. He has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota, and an M.S. in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He conducts trainings and speaks frequently on community organizing and development, participatory action research/evaluation, higher education community engagement strategies, and community information technology. He has facilitated numerous participatory action research projects, community technology projects, and empowerment evaluation processes with community development corporations, community-based leadership education programs, community organizing groups, and other non-profits across a wide range of issues and places. His complete CV may be found here.

Randy has written extensively on community organizing and development and higher education engagement with community. In his spare time he is practicing to become an electric guitar luthier and writing a rock opera. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his life partner of 40 years and a nine-year old standard poodle who refuses to act his age (Randy also refuses to act his age).

When: 
1615921200 to 1615924800
Where: 
Online workshop
Sponsor: 
Center for Teaching Excellence | Office of Academic Outreach | UVA Equity Center

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