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Open Service-Learning Forum Seeks Campus Engagement

By the view Staff Article published September 16, 2003

A two-day series incorporating on-campus service-learning workshops and an off-campus conference will bring Edward Zlotkowski, a well-known expert, to Burlington on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 25-26. On Sept. 25, Zlotkowski will lead an open public plenary for UVM faculty, staff and students at 2 p.m. in Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building.

The plenary event will try to define the idea of an “engaged campus” in a UVM context, and seek to find directions to spread service-learning theory and practice throughout the institution. Invitation-only workshops earlier in the day will offer deans, department heads, faculty senate members and others direction on institutionalizing service learning here and on strategic planning for service learning.

President Daniel Mark Fogel has strongly encouraged department chairs and program and center directors to send at least two people from their organizations to one of Zlotkowski’s workshops or the Sept. 26 Vermont Campus Compact conference on service learning.

This event, to be held at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, will feature Zlotskowski, as well as Lynne Bond, professor of psychology, and Richard Schramm, visiting professor of community development and applied economics. Registration for this event is still open, and fees for UVM faculty will be covered by the President's Office: Visit learn.uvm.edu/sli for more information or to make arrangements to attend. For more details about the on-campus plenary session and workshops, contact courtney.lamontagne@uvm.edu.