Workshop, Seminars Scheduled
faculty members are invited to a breakfast workshop on Academic
Service Learning with nationally recognized ASL expert Dale Rice
from Eastern Michigan
It is scheduled from 8-10 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the Brule
Room of the University Center.
Science) recently completed a campus-wide survey to find examples
of ASL that are taking place and to identify untapped opportunities.
He was assisted by NMU graduate assistant John Mallo. Kulisheck
describes ASL as a step beyond experiential education typically
obtained through internships and practicums.
Service Learning incorporates academic reflection,” he said. “In
other words, students have opportunities for hands-on learning to
augment the traditional classroom material. They also explore how
their real-world observations integrate with the academic theories
they have studied in class. The community service involved with
ASL supports the notion and practice of becoming a good citizen.
think Northern has an opportunity to distinguish itself in this
area because this type of learning is popular with students. After
the laptop program, NMU needs to separate itself from other universities.
I think this has a lot of potential as a way to market Northern
to prospective students.”
has also revised his public policy analysis course. It now includes
a major ASL component. Students enrolled in this course are working
with the City of Marquette ,
the Medical Care Access Coalition, and Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s
said the political science department is considering awarding ASL
certificates that students can include in their portfolios as they
search for professional employment. He also reported his campus
survey revealed that service components are included in about 80
different courses. He said it is hoped that these courses can eventually
be included in an overall ASL program.
those faculty interested in ASL programs that have already been
developed by NMU faculty, Delinda Lybrand (Education)
and Julie Rochester (HPER) will present their
recent ASL projects at 10:30
a.m. , respectively, following
Rice’s presentation at the Feb. 11 breakfast workshop.
addition, two ASL faculty seminars presented by Lybrand and Sandra
will be held later in the semester. Information and registration
opportunities will be available at the breakfast workshop and e-mailed
is working with her methods students on their fifth ASL project.
She has received ASL grants and her students have presented ASL
projects at conferences throughout the United
States . Lybrand will present
an ASL faculty seminar from 9-11
a.m. in LRC room 111i on the
following Fridays: Feb. 20; March 12; and April 2 and 16.
(Business) is an advocate of holistic learning
– a view that suggests using a variety of tools and techniques such
as technology, active learning, service learning, and peer learning
in combinations that best serve the course needs. She has researched
and shared these theories and their adoption trends with her peers.
She will lead a seminar from 9-11
a.m. in LRC room 111i on the
following Thursdays: March 18 and 25; and April 1 and 8.
more information, or to register, please contact graduate assistant
John Mallo at 1089 or firstname.lastname@example.org