Posted by on May 2, 2002


October 18-19, 2002
Carondelet Center
St. Paul, Minnesota

Co-sponsored by:
Minnesota Campus Compact
The American Association for Higher Education
Campus Compact
The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching & Learning
The College of St. Catherine Center for Community Work & Learning, and
Women?s Studies Program
The University of Minnesota Center for Teaching and Learning Services

Feminist pedagogies are central to the revitalization of educational practice and learning paradigms, offering theories of connected knowing, analyses of the rich multiplicity of human reality, and critiques of institutional hierarchy and inequality. Rooted in a deep tradition of action-oriented advocacy and political consciousness, women’s studies asks students not just to study their world but to be engaged participants in their communities.

Service-learning shares with women?s studies an interest in educating students to take an active role in public life, an openness to interdisciplinary scholarship, and a commitment to reflexivity. With its emphasis on campus-community partnerships and civic engagement, service-learning allows both students and educators in Women’s Studies to synthesize feminist theory and practice. At the same time, the
service-learning movement can gain a great deal from feminist scholarship on gendered models of service and citizenship, gender as a category of civic analysis, and related topics.

This highly interactive workshop will offer a valuable opportunity to address these issues, as well as key practical questions and challenges: What does it mean to establish collaborative partnerships between students and faculty in Women?s Studies and members of community organizations? How does one form and maintain partnerships that do not perpetuate power differences? How can a focus on community outcomes complement and even enhance?student learning outcomes?

Whatever your academic background and your service-learning experiences and responsibilities, you and your colleagues are welcome to join this community of learners, exploring the connections and tensions between women’s studies and service-learning, discussing strategies for the implementation of service-learning, and developing ideas for further action at your institution or in your partnership.

Through a mixture of presentations, panels, and discussions, the workshop will address topics including:
* a feminist vision for service and scholarship;
* connecting service to citizenship;
* developing authentic community partnerships;
* engaging faculty and administrators; and
* how to measure success.

Featured Facilitators:
Barbara J. Balliet, Ph.D., associate director of women’s studies at Rutgers University ? New Brunswick; editor of Women Culture and Society; co-editor of The Practice of Change: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Women’s Studies.

Sharon Doherty, Ph.D., director of the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women, faculty member and former director of women?s studies at the College of St. Catherine.

Patricia A. Washington, Ph.D., assistant professor of women’s studies at San Diego State University; contributor to The Practice of Change: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Women’s Studies.

Workshop Cost:
$95 individual from a Campus Compact member campus or a community-based organization

$65 member of a team (3 or more people) from a Campus Compact member campus or a community-based organization

$150 individual from a campus that does not belong to Campus Compact

$120 member of a team (3 or more people) from a campus that does not belong to Campus Compact

Information on hotel accommodations in St. Paul is available with the registration brochure.

Registration deadline is September 27, 2002.

To request registration materials, please contact:
Lori Coutts Fraase
Office Manager
Minnesota Campus Compact
(651) 603-5082

Provide your name, phone number, and mailing address or fax number and registration materials will be sent to you.

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