The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

Political Science Professor Taps Into Multiple Ginsberg Resources for Detroit Votes Course

From the Annual Report: One of the Pathways for Civic Engagement that was more important than ever this past year was Policy & Governance. During the Fall 2020 semester, amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and an unforgettable election season, Dr. Mara Ostfeld, Assistant Professor in Political Science, tapped into multiple Ginsberg Center resources to help bolster research work in her Detroit Votes course.

Mara Ostfeld, a young woman sitting on a chair in her office.

Ginsberg Director Mary Jo Callan to Carry On the Work of Social Justice at Brown University

As some of you may already know, the Ginsberg Center’s director, Mary Jo Callan, has accepted an exciting opportunity to serve as the Executive Director of the Swearer Center for Public Service and Associate Dean for Engaged Scholarship at Brown University. While we are, of course, saddened to lose Mary Jo, we are excited by the work she’ll do to further social justice and equity in her new position.

Ginsberg Center's Former Director Mary Jo Callan

Supporting Critical Reflection in Community-Engaged Learning

Reflection is a critical component of community-engaged courses and programs. Reflection supports meaning-making, and regular reflection activities help students connect their community engagement experience to course or program learning objectives. The resources in this post offer guidance, examples and further reading around reflection.

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