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Webinar: Integrating Civic Outcomes Across a Major or Program: Curriculum design and mapping for civic learning

April 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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In this webinar attendees will focus on identifying, articulating, and mapping civic learning and developmental outcomes (civic identity, civic-mindedness, civic agency, civic literacy, intercultural competency, etc.) for their program of study or major. A curriculum map is a tool to assure the content of a program of study or major is being presented and assessed, all content is linked to learning goals (e.g. institutional, accreditor), and that content is sufficient to reach learning and developmental goals. A curriculum mapping exercise can show gaps in learning, overlaps in content, and indicate where weaknesses or opportunities can and should be addressed.

Seth Pollack, PhD, is Professor of Service Learning, and the founding faculty director of the Service Learning Institute at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB). CSUMB is one of the few higher education institutions in the country to have developed a service learning requirement for all undergraduate programs. Seth has led the effort at CSUMB to provide a framework for developing and assessing civic learning. Seth’s research has focused on the integration of diversity and social justice in service learning. He has twice served as a Fulbright Scholar, researching and providing support for service learning and civic engagement programs in South Africa (2008-09) and in Europe (2017-18). His most recent scholarship has focused on The Public Mission in European Higher Education: Creating More Socially Responsible, Diversity-Minded and Civically-Engaged Graduates.

Anne Weiss has over seven years of experience in leading collaborative assessment, evaluation, and inquiry projects focused on resolving complex problems within higher education institutions- especially as it relates to civic or community engagement. In the role of Director of Assessment with Campus Compact of Indiana, Weiss develops data collection instruments, conducts literature reviews, performs data collection, analysis, and interpretation, plus advises our organization and partner campuses on how to use findings from these activities for program and organizational improvement. Additionally, Weiss hosts dozens of professional learning and development initiatives across the world focused on the topics of assessing transdisciplinary learning outcomes and evaluating institutions’ effectiveness in achieving their public mission(s). She is the editor of a forthcoming book from Stylus Publishing- Assessing the (Often) Hidden Outcomes of Community Engagement- and has co-authored other pieces which appear as book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, and conference sessions. Weiss is a Ph.D. candidate with Indiana University in Higher Education Administration and is a Visiting Scholar with Tufts University’s Institute for Democracy and Higher Education.


April 4, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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