The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

We offer support for those looking to design new or refine existing courses, projects or programs. We consult with individuals and offer workshops to groups on a range of topics, listed below. To schedule a consultation or workshop, please contact us at Ginsberg.engage@umich.edu
 

Click here for Upcoming Winter 2017 Workshops
 

Working Effectively with Community Partners and Populations:

What is Mutually Beneficial Community Engagement?
Outlines core elements of impactful community engagement, explores the Continuum of Engagement from outreach to shared leadership across teaching, research and service, and how to address the challenges of creating mutually beneficial and socially just partnerships.

Considerations for Entering, Engaging and Exiting Communities
Supplements student session on the same topic, giving faculty strategies for supporting students as they work with communities. Topics include identifying motivations, applying teaching methods that support student development, and exploring assessment approaches that support mutually beneficial partnerships.

Building Effective Campus-Community Partnerships
Across teaching, research and service, explores evidence-based strategies for establishing, maintaining and advancing mutually beneficial partnerships between faculty and community stakeholders including community-based organizations and community members.  

Working with Underserved Populations
Considers implications for faculty, in terms of their own practice as well as supporting their students. Explores how to develop and maintain reciprocal relationships when working with underserved populations including community contexts, impact of social identities, and culturally responsive communication strategies.

 

Community Engaged Scholarship

Engaged Design: Community-Engaged Teaching & Learning
Highlights research-based principles for creating effective community-engaged courses and opportunities for faculty to apply principles to new or existing courses.

Promoting Critical Reflection
Offers research on the benefits of critical reflection for student learning, effective strategies for incorporating reflection practices, and how to adapt reflection tools to appeal to different ways of learning.

Connecting to Community-Based Research Opportunities
Explores local community-identified needs and how to translate these needs into compelling research projects. Considers opportunities to connect to personal research agendas as well as community-based research courses that allow students to develop research skills while address community-identified needs.

Translating Research for Public Audiences
Given the call for academic research to address public impact, this session offers principles and strategies for translating academic research for public audiences through writing, presentations, and discussions that are geared more to lay audiences.