March 26, 2007
Kerrissa Heffernan, Associate Director of the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University, will be at Clark to discuss "Community Engagement and Course Construction" on Monday, March 26th at noon in the Grace Conference Room. Using samples from faculty syllabi, Heffernan will illustrate different models for incorporating community engagement into the curriculum. These models include service internships, community-based research and introductory courses. This discussion will benefit both faculty that are already teaching community-based courses and those who are interested in incorporating this pedagogy into their courses.
Kerrissa Heffernan is the Associate Director of the Swearer Center for Public Service and leads the Royce Fellowship and the Starr Fellowship Programs. Prior to joining the Swearer Center, she spent 2 years as a senior associate in Integrating Service with Academic Study at National Campus Compact. Prior to that, Kerri was the Arnow-Weiler professor of liberal arts at Lasell College, director of the Women's Studies Concentration, director of the Center for Public Service and founder and director of the Donahue Institute for Values and Public Life. She was also the founder and director of Camp Colors: a summer day-camp in Boston for pre-school children living with HIV/AIDS. She is the co-editor of The Practice of Change: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Women's Studies, co-editor of The Introduction to Service-learning Toolkit: Readings and Resources for Faculty and author of The Fundamentals of Course Construction. Kerri received her BA in Visual Arts from Florida State University, her M.ed and Ed.D from Boston University. This event was co-sponsored by the Community Engagement and Volunteering Center and Center for Teaching and Learning with funding from Learn & Serve America.