Faculty Service Learning Showcase

Faculty Service Learning Showcase

The 2020 Service Learning Showcase which is in UIW Research Week has been changed due to COVID 19. From June 8 - June 12, 2020, please visit our virtual forum hosted by Symposium and select “University of the Incarnate Word” from the dropdown menu. Presentations will be viewable all week, and presenters will regularly monitor the Virtual Research Week site to respond to questions and comments.

The Service Learning Showcase presenters are among all the presenters in Research Week. As you read the presentations, you will see which are focused on Service Learning. Not all of those accepted to present in the Service Learning Showcase will be presenting virtually. They have chosen to save their presentations for Research Week 2021 which is usually held near the beginning of April.

To see many examples of service learning presentations in the past:

Faculty Service Learning Showcase, Rosenberg Sky Room, Friday afternoon, March 31, 2017

Some of the Presenters at the First Faculty Service Learning Showcase in 2017
Some of the Presenters at the First Faculty Service Learning Showcase in 2017.

Information that you may find helpful as you consider submitting your proposal: Service learning is part of the UIW effort for students to learn civic responsibility and to make volunteer service a life-long commitment.

While all students need to do “community service” before graduating, service learning is more than that. It is:

  1. required in a class or a program
  2. done to better understand course content
  3. done out of concern for the well-being of the community, and
  4. students are learning how to reflect, find meaning in their lives, and keep engaged for the future

For more information, see Resources for Assistance and Scholarship

Please consult the Faculty Resources page of the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership for Service and Service Learning Guidelines, Reflection Guide for Developing Service Learning, International Service Learning, Resources for Assistance and Scholarship, and other helpful things.

When writing your Faculty Self Inventory, please remember that service learning is valued and should be documented on Sedona. The directions are posted on BlackBoard in the Faculty Repository site with the title “Intro Service Learning Code in Sedona.”

If you have questions, contact:

Sister Martha Ann Kirk, Th.D.

Ettling Center for Civic Leadership Faculty Liaison

E-mail: kirk@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 883-5934.