Service-Learning High-Impact Practice Grant Program Fall 2014 Awardees

Service-Learning High-Impact Practice Grants are designed to provide funding for courses incorporating service-learning. Service-learning is considered a “high-impact practice” (HIP), or “an investment of time and energy over an extended period that has unusually positive effects on student engagement in

From Victim to Advocate: How a Service-Learning Student Found Her Passion by Helping Others

From Victim to Advocate: How a Service-Learning Student Found Her Passion by Helping Others

by Bonnie Beth Silvestri, JD, Director of Strategic Communications 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

Tasha 2.0: An Inside Look at an Award-Winning Service-Learning Instructor

Tasha 2.0: An Inside Look at an Award-Winning Service-Learning Instructor

“For me, it is such an important part of the class—going out into the community and creating community in the classroom,” reflected Tasha Rennels, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication, on her Communication, Culture, and Community class. “Community

Dr. Roberta Baer has been sowing the seeds of engagement for years

by Bonnie Silvestri, Director of Strategic Communications “I’ve been doing these kinds of classes for years, even before it was called service-learning,” said Anthropology Professor Roberta Baer, who seamlessly weaves service-learning pedagogy and community-based research into her ongoing work with

Pepin Students Come for the Fun and Stay for the Learning with USF Pre-Service Teachers

by Bonnie Beth Silvestri, JD, Director of Strategic Communications Pepin Academy and the USF College of Education have a unique partnership that is both a model for a reciprocal educational relationship and a boon for our local community. Three USF

Faculty Fellow Dr. Iraida Carrion Engages the Community Locally and Overseas

by Bonnie Beth Silvestri, JD, Director of Strategic Communications Upon entering the Bangla Saheb Sikh temple in Delhi, India, Dr. Iraida Carrion, watched as people from all walks of life sat together on the floor sharing a meal, which is

Dr. Sarina Ergas and her students help make our local water supply safe and healthy

By Bonnie Beth Silvestri, Director of Strategic Communications When asked about her lifetime of work enhancing the communities in which she lives, Dr. Sarina Ergas, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the USF Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Service-Learning Champion Dr. Kelly Page Werder Puts Research into Practice

By Bonnie Silvestri, JD, Director of Strategic Communications Dr. Kelly Page Werder, Associate Professor of Mass Communications, has fully integrated service-learning into her coursework. She firmly believes it is crucial for students in her courses to gain real-world experience and