Beyond the Classroom: Co-Educating Students in the Service-Learning Partnership

Posted by on March 23, 2009

Service-Learning Symposium: “Beyond the Classroom: Co-Educating Students in the Service-Learning Partnership”

May 5, 2009, 5:00 – 9:00 PM

The City College of New York, NAC Faculty Dining Room

Sponsored by the New York Metro Area Partnership for Service Learning (NYMAPS)

NYMAPS’ first annual Symposium will bring together faculty and students from New York-area institutions of higher education and professionals from community-based organizations to share outcomes of recent service-learning courses. Presentations will discuss how community organizations can effectively serve in a co-educating role with faculty in service-learning experiences. Admittance to the symposium is free, however attendees are required to register by April 27. To register, visit

Presentations will include:

Jim Heffernan, Executive Director of New York Campus Compact, keynote presenter.

Professor Carrie-Ann Biondi, Marymount Manhattan College in the Philosophy Department, will co-present with three of her students on an Environmental Ethics course where students investigated environmental responsibilities with Network for New Energy Sources and Green Markets.

Professors Janice Buddensick and Mary Lo Re from Wagner College (Staten Island) will co-present with a partner from the YMCA on how they sequenced four courses in the Business Administration Department, each with a service-learning component.

Professors Giovanna Chesler, Dana Edell, and Rebecca Mushtare from Marymount Manhattan College in the Communication Arts Department will co-present with students on three courses where students examined the social role and impact of media and theatrical production.

Professor Ann Gazzard from Wagner College (Staten Island) in the Education Department will co-present with students on the course “Ways of Knowing,” where students co-produced and broadcasted philosophical discussions for community residents via a “philosophy café.”

Professor Mary Lutz from City College of New York (CUNY) in the Center for Worker Education will co-present with a student from her “Community Needs Assessment” course where students are collecting and analyzing Brooklyn residents’ opinions as part of a planning process by the local community board.

Professor Peggy Morton from New York University in the Social Work Department will co-present with Melissa Aase from University Settlement on the course “Service-Learning through Community Engagement,” where students explored how Social Work pedagogy can enhance service-learning efforts.

Professor Zelda Newman from Lehman College (CUNY) in the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department will present on “The Jewish Immigrant Experience” where students worked with senior citizens to enhance their knowledge of Yiddish theater.

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