Educating Socially Responsible Citizens, Scholars, and Leaders
UTSA Libraries - Teaching and Learning Center
10:00am - 12:00pm | HEB University Center 1.102 | Bexar Room
Complimentary lunch following workshop - 12:00 - 1:30pm
Educating students for social responsibility includes intercultural competence plus the civic knowledge and skills necessary to engage effectively with local, national, and global communities. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn what social responsibility really is, what our students should know and be able to do as a result of our efforts, and how engaging pedagogies can enable our students to achieve this core objective. Social responsibility includes understanding how a discipline’s knowledge base can be used to address critical civic and social issues, the levers of social change, and how to work productively with others to address social, economic, and environmental challenges. Many examples of well-designed general education and discipline-based courses, as well as extensive resources, will be offered.
Faculty Associate for Leadership and Community Service-Learning, University of Maryland, College Park
In her role at the University of Maryland, Barbara facilitates initiatives involving academic partnerships, service-learning, and civic engagement. She is working on her seventh book, Service-Learning Essentials: Questions, Answers, and Lessons Learned (working title), Jossey-Bass, anticipated publication 2014. Barbara earned her Ph.D in French Language and Literature.