OCEP is featured in the USF Magazine Spring 2015 edition

OCEP is featured in the USF Magazine Spring 2015 edition

Please take a look at the Spring 2015 edition of USF Magazine for a feature story about how Dr. Roberta Baer’s work with the Tampa Bay Gardens has inspired Honor’s College graduating senior Chloe Sweetman (the two are pictured below)

Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman Develops Global Citizens, Not Global Tourists

Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman Develops Global Citizens, Not Global Tourists

by Bonnie Silvestri, Director of Strategic Communications Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman’s star continues to rise. During the 2014-2015 academic year, she was named the inaugural recipient of the Outstanding Community Engaged Teaching Award (a new, annual award created by the Office

Small seed grants from OCEP lead to over $235,000 in grant proposals written by USF students for local non-profits

by Bonnie Silvestri, Director of Strategic Communications As the proliferation of not-for-profits makes the process of seeking funding as challenging as maintaining strong programming, one USF instructor is doing her part to teach students how to write strong and persuasive

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