Community Engagement Center
Congratulations to Spring 2012 CEC Reflection Grant Recipients!
Seven faculty members have been awarded a CEC Reflection Grant this Spring! Congratulations to Stephanie Fuhr, Laura Hartman, Jason Mahn, Farah Marklevits, Alejandra Ratti, Lisa Seidlitz, and Eric Stewart. The recipients had an assortment of proposed integrative and creative ideas to further enrich their classrooms, including:
- Development of a multi-part reflective journal that includes meta-cognitive, discipline-specific, and vocational reflections on various domains of biology
- Utilizing an e-portfolio to help students as learners take ownership of the inquiry and writing journey, as well as encouraging them broadly to "make sense" of their learning and experiences throughout the LSFY sequence
- Providing common reflections amongst various departmental sub-disciplines, partly to consider the comparable impact of those reflections upon student learning and self-awareness
- Using concept maps to connect scientific concepts, daily application, and personal implication
- Students doing reflective self-assessment on their recorded speech to better understand grammar and linguistics, their experience of it, and the implications of their experience upon how to better engage others in the material if they were teaching
The $500 Reflection Grant provides further incentive for a faculty member to incorporate purposeful and integrative reflection into a course. Reflection at its heart is "considering for further understanding," and helps students make sense of, see importance in, and find meaning in their educational experiences. Proposals are encouraged therefore to engage students in reflection that might (a) deepen their critical understanding of content and its meaning, (b) relate prior knowledge and other coursework with the proposed course material, and (c) help students consider the implications of their undergraduate experience upon their own self-awareness and future direction. Grants website
Ryan J. White
Director of the Center for Vocational Reflection
You're invited to a special faculty screening of Pelada - the documentary film created by our April 12 Convocation Speaker, Gwendolyn Oxenham. (Pelada synopsis below)
Faculty Screening - Tuesday, April 3 at 4:30 in the CEC classroom, Sorensen 137. Beer, wine and appetizers provided. Screening sponsored by the Office of International Programs and the Center for Vocational Reflection.
Many of you are requiring your students to attend the April 12 Convocation. There will be screenings of the documentary for students in the 2 weeks prior to Gwendolyn's convocation so, our April 3 faculty screening will allow you to be 1 step ahead of your students!
Please RSVP to Laura Mahn.
We look forward to having you join us for this remarkable documentary.
Pelada synopsis - Pelada is a documentary following Luke and Gwendolyn, two former college soccer stars who didn't quite make it to the pros. Not ready for it to be over, they take off to over twenty countries around the world, chasing the game - the global phenomenon spanning gender, race, religion, and class. The film tells the stories of the players they meet along the way....From prisoners in Bolivia to moonshine brewers in Kenya, from freestylers in China to women who play in hijab in Iran, Pelada is the story of the people who play.
Wondering how to help your senior students and advisees
with their job searches?
If they have questions about...
How to find focus for their search
How to find employers in their industry or location
How to network and market themselves
How to interview successfully
Refer them to Career Development!
We have resources available to help students strategize for their individual searches.
Plus - Let your stressed-out seniors know that we are offering a
Job Hunting 101 workshop next Thursday, April 5th at 10:30 AM in Sorensen 137
Thanks for helping them get ready for success after Augustana!
If you'd ever like to discuss strategies for helping students in your area, let me know.