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MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Freed
561-297-3022, lfreed@fau.edu


FAU to Host Academic Service-Learning Symposium


WHAT:                 Florida Atlantic University’s Center
                              for Teaching and Learning and The
                              Weppner Center for Civic Engagement
                              & Service will host the “Multidisciplinary
                              Perspectives to Academic Service-Learning:
                              From Concept to Capacity” symposium


WHEN:
                 Thursday, November 19 from 8 a.m. to noon


WHERE:
              Florida Atlantic University
                              College of Business
                              Office Depot Executive Center
                              777 Glades Road, Boca Raton


COST:
                   Free and open to the public.


CONTACT:
          For information, contact Jheanelle Shepherd at
                              561-297-3607 or jshephe8@fau.edu.


            The “Multidisciplinary Perspectives to Academic Service-Learning: From Concept to Capacity” symposium will encourage students and community partners to come together with FAU faculty and discuss the benefits of academic service-learning, a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities. 

The academic service-learning faculty learning community also will give a presentation on how the academic service-learning pedagogy has been effectively integrated into University coursework, as well as provide ways to become better stewards in the community. Light refreshments will be served.  

- FAU –

About Florida Atlantic University:

Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges:  College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the College of Business, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College,  the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.  

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