Service-Learning & Civic Engagement


Faculty Service-Learning Committee
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Registrar’s Conference Room, 12 PM

Meeting was called to order by Earl Mulderink at 12:10 PM. In attendance: Steve Barney (HSS), Pam Branin (CSD), Jason Clyde (Student), Neal Cox (Student Services), Briget Eastep (EDU), Mark Grover (SCI), Larry Johnson (PVA), Blair McDonald (CIET), Matt Nickerson (LIB & Honors Program), Karl Stevens (SCPS). Excused: Denise Woodbury (BUS).

Approval of Minutes
Minutes for the meeting of January 31, 2007, were approved without changes.

Reporting as Chair, Earl Mulderink offered a recapitulation of the Moab Engaged Scholars Institute at Moab, Utah, in late February. He noted that poor weather lowered attendance, but participants enjoyed the event. He thanked committee members who were able to attend attended (Karl Stevens and Denise Woodbury). Earl provided an update on the Service-Learning Fellows Applications, and he shared his proposal for the 2007 CASTL Leadership Institute and Forum in June 2007. Finally, he reiterated plans for the Utah Campus Compact Recognition Event in Salt Lake City on April 3, and for the Student-Faculty Scholarship Day in late April.

New Business
A. Utah Campus Compact Awards
Nominees and applications for Utah Campus Compact Awards were discussed and finalized: Jason Clyde, Outstanding Student; Rita Osborn, Engaged Educator; and Oasis House, Outstanding Community Partner. Pam Branin and other committee members were asked to compile relevant materials to share with the UCC for the recognition event on April 3 in Salt Lake City.

B. First Year Experience and Civic Engagement
With full participation by Jill Wilks, the committee discussed ways to incorporate service-learning and civic engagement into the First Year Experience, particularly the First Year Seminar. Following a wide-ranging discussion, Jill and Earl agreed to bring a more formalized proposal to the committee in late March.

Meeting was adjourned at 1:20 PM.