Registration is now open for the annual CASL Service-Learning Faculty & Staff Conference, to be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. For those of you who attended the Beyond the Borders: The Future of Service-Learning conference in 2012, this year’s conference promises to be even more inspiring and motivational.
This year’s conference, Innovate…Impact: Changing Learning, Changing Communities, Changing Lives will provide attendees with valuable information from scholars in the field of service-learning. Sessions and presentations will focus on innovative strategies for implementing service-learning into curriculum and showcase opportunities that can truly impact communities and the lives of others.
We have simplified the registration process this year. Rather than registering for each session individually, you only need to register once to attend any or all sessions, and then register if you plan to attend the luncheon. Registration ends on Monday, March 25, 2013. To register for the conference, go to My Learning Connection, click on Course Catalog and select Show All Classes; under Choose Category, highlight “CASL Spring Conference”. Next you will select “Conference Registration (if you plan to attend one or more sessions) and then select “Luncheon Registration” if you plan to attend the lunch. Once you have selected “Conference Registration” and “Luncheon Registration,” you will click Add to Cart; then Check Out and Finalize.
View the conference brochure highlighting all conference sessions and presenter’s bios, or visit the CASL website. If you have difficulty in registering, please contact the CASL office at 417-836-5774.
Keynote presenters for this year’s conference include: Dr. Byron P. White, Vice President for University Engagement and Chief Diversity Officer at Cleveland State University; Stephen Black, Director – Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility at University of Alabama; and Vincent Ilustre, Founding and Current Director of Tulane University’s Center for Public Service. Concurrent Sessions include presentations and hands-on course development from Stephen Black and from Dr. Paul Matthews, Assistant Director – Office of Service-Learning at the University of Georgia; Dr. Susan Reed, Associate Professor at DePaul University’s Adult Program, School for New Learning; and Dr. Howard Rosing, Director of DePaul’s Steans Center for Community Service Learning.
Co-sponsors for this year’s conference include the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL), the Office of Public Affairs Support, the Office of Student Development and Public Affairs (SDPA), the Office of Student Affairs, MS Online, MSU Adult Student Services, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Study Away Programs and the Office of Research & Economic Development and International Programs.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference.