When USF senior Joy Pedrow signed up for Tasha Rennels’ Communications, Culture, and Community service-learning class last spring, she had no idea that she would unlock a part of herself about which she had previously had difficulty communicating. For the first assignment, Tasha asks her CCC students to reflect about their passions. Joy wrote about her interest in ministry and her involvement with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru); but she also wrote about her desire to help women.
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The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is one of 40 public research universities nationwide with very high research activity that is designated as Community Engaged by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Community engagement describes collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good. —Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Let us put you on the map! Our office has created a new map documenting USF–community partnerships. If you don’t find your projects on the map, that means we don’t have your information stored in our database. Send an email...Read more