I omitted many of the details from the event and the student accounts, in part because they wouldn’t translate well to twitter. The passion of the participating students and the impact on their studies was striking but as impressive were the structures and systems in place to support their expereinces and ensure that they brought their experiences back for their wider communities, including UWO.
I was unfortunately unable to attend the SOTL scholars luncheon but I will add a link to the podcast when it’s available.
The next event on Wednesday afternoon was the Community Connection Extravaganza – perhaps the centerpiece of the Summit.
What followed was an amazing if somewhat frantic ‘speed-dating’ session between community partner organizations (who are interested in engaging with UWO through providing opportunities for community-based courses) and Faculty (developing courses) and Alums (mentoring students).
#uwousp Provost’s Summit panel: Democracy, liberal arts, & civic engagement (CE ) Qs 1) why CE? 2) doing vs telling 3) ethics of CE learning