715 S. New St.
Commonwealth Hall, Lower Level
Enter at Student Health Services
West Chester, PA 19383
The Office of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs is currently developing new workshops, which will be available to faculty in Spring 2019.
Wednesday, May 24, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Phillips Autograph Library
Explore service-learning as a high-impact educational practice at the Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) summer workshop, co-sponsored by the Service-Learning Faculty Workgroup. Dr. Char Gray, Executive Director of PA Campus Compact, will provide principles for designing a service-learning course, tips for practical application, and methods for creating course learning assessments. Participants will also hear from a panel of WCU faculty who are currently teaching service-learning courses, and enjoy lunch with representatives from local community organizations.
Dr. Gray currently serves as the executive director of PA Campus Compact (PACC), a coalition of colleges and universities across the Commonwealth focused on transforming students and communities through civic and community engagement. She provides training and technical assistance for PA Campus Compact member institutions to build their capacity and mobilize resources for civic engagement and service-learning through grants and workshops. Prior to PACC, Dr. Gray served as the director of the Landis Community Outreach Center at Lafayette College. In her role there, she interfaced with faculty, community partners and students in cultivating leadership opportunities for them to work together through both curricular and co-curricular service experiences in the community.
Dr. Gray received a PhD from Vanderbilt University in Education and Human Development with a focus on adult learning and problem-solving skill development. While at Vanderbilt, she compiled an annotated bibliography of the service-learning research from 1993-2000 entitled “Research At a Glance” published by Campus Compact. She’s taught adjunct in several institutions in the region teaching organizational leadership, strategic thinking, and interdisciplinary service-learning courses. Her publications include: “A Praxis Brief: Campus Compact’s Response to A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future”; Partnerships that Work: The Stories and Lessons from Campus/Community Collaborations”; No Longer Forgotten: The Remarkable Story of Christian Women Jobs Corps.”