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Spring Service-Learning Fellows Tapped

By the view Staff Article published February 5, 2003

Six faculty have been selected as service-learning fellows for the spring semester and each will receive $1,000 to integrate service learning into his or her curriculum. The funding will help participating faculty give students more opportunities to reflect on meaningful community participation and how it connects to their academic experience.

This semester's fellows are: Eileen Burgin, associate professor in political science; Susan Comerford, assistant professor in social work; Ann Greenan-Naumann, clinical assistant professor in physical therapy; Tom Hudpseth, associate professor in natural resources; Erica Hurwitz, lecturer in religion, Alison Pechenick, lecturer in computer science. Benjamin Schultze, a graduate student in higher education and student affairs, also will participate in the course.

Faculty fellows will engage in a series of learning circles focused on such issues as the philosophy of teaching and learning, fundamentals of service learning, integrating reflection into the curriculum, developing community partnerships, advanced models of community engagement and course design. The series is co-facilitated by Courtney Lamontagne, coordinator of community partnerships and the UVM/Burlington Community Outreach Partnership Center and Chris Koliba, research assistant professor in the John Dewey Project.