The Office for Community Partnerships invites faculty and staff to a virtual workshop series focusing on community-engaged learning (CEL) pedagogy in reflection and scholarship.

The workshops, described below, will each take place over two days: Jan. 12 and 14 and Jan. 19 and 20. They will be facilitated by Patti Clayton, a practitioner-scholar with over 20 years of experience in community-campus engagement and experiential learning. Clayton co-edited "Research on Service Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Assessment" and co-developed the DEAL Model, a leading critical reflection and assessment model. 

Participants who attend both days of a workshop will receive a $100 stipend.

Workshop Details

Experiential learning and high impact practices (HIPs) help prepare students for post-graduate success. At Kenyon, these experiences include opportunities such as: off-campus study, mentored research, internships, work and volunteer experiences and community-engaged learning courses. Critical reflection helps students deepen their experiential learning and integrate it with their curricular coursework.

This two-part, interactive, hands-on workshop is open to those just beginning to explore critical reflection and those with some experience. Facilitator Patti Clayton will share conceptual frameworks for experiential learning and critical reflection along with a customizable, research-grounded model for integrating critical reflection and assessment. On day one participants will use the model to reflect on our own experiential learning and critical reflection and to co-generate a set of working principles. On day two we will workshop our own ideas, activities, and courses together. Participants will leave the workshop with concrete ideas, tools and frameworks for developing and deepening our own well-integrated, customized experiential learning and critical reflection. 

This workshop has been CANCELLED to be rescheduled due to a family emergency.

In this highly interactive, hands-on two-part workshop we will explore possibilities for and practices of scholarship connected to community-engaged learning and community issues more broadly. If you are interested in exploring student learning, the quality of community-campus partnerships, community change, or in using your scholarship to contribute to the opportunities and challenges facing communities more generally — whether connected to or independent of courses — please join us for this hands-on workshop.

Facilitator Patti Clayton will support us in locating our own interests and work in the context of various ways to understand scholarship and to undertake community engagement as scholarship. On day one we will examine concrete examples and share our own work and interests, and on day two we will draw on promising practices to workshop our ideas and projects together. Provided with a packet of resource materials and worksheets, participants will leave the workshop with concrete ideas, tools and frameworks for developing and deepening our own community engagement as scholarship. 

Register for this two-day workshop.