Often faculty assume that humanities-based courses offer few opportunities for service-learning. With a bit of creativity and planning, however, professors can incorporate service-learning projects that are academically challenging and successfully connect university students with the surrounding community. This webinar will explain how the Clemson University history department promotes service learning, particularly through its Public History Emphasis Area Program.
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Megan Shockley is a professor of history and the coordinator of the Public History Emphasis Area Program. She teaches courses in museum studies, heritage tourism, digital history, and women’s history. She is the coordinator of the Public History Emphasis Area Program. She supervises internships and manages the Palmetto History Project (http://www.palmettohistoryproject.org). She co-authored Changing History: 400 Years of Virginia Women with Cynthia Kierner and Jennifer Loux (Richmond: Library of Virginia Press, 2013). She is the author of The Captain’s Widow of Sandwich: Self-Invention and the Life of Hannah Rebecca Burgess, 1834-1917. (New York: NYU Press, 2010); "We, Too, Are Americans": African-American Women in Detroit and Richmond, 1940-1954 (University of Illinois Press, 2003). Shockley is currently working on a history of second-wave feminism in Virginia.
Clemson University Collaborations in Service-Learning is sponsored by the Clemson Service Alliance. The Service Alliance promotes the use of community service and service-learning by Clemson faculty in classes with both undergraduate and graduate students in all major disciplinary areas. The Collaborations radio webcasts are an opportunity to hear from some of our Clemson Service Alliance Faculty Fellows, their students, and their community partners about service-learning projects around the state of S.C., and to learn about the impact of these service-learning projects on the community and on student learning outcomes. In 2013-1014, we will be focusing on service –learning classes in five different disciplinary areas: Planning and Landscape Architecture, English, Languages, Teacher Education, and Nursing. Thank you for participating, and we hope that service-learning practitioners in both K-12 and higher education will find these workshops very helpful in the course development, implementation, and evaluation process. This program comes to you as a public service of Clemson University. There is no fee, and no registration is required. You may listen to the program and view the supplementary materials using only your computer. You will need to call in if you wish to speak on the live program.