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

No Filter: a Visually Arresting Campus–Community partnership

By Bonnie Beth Silvestri, JD, Director of Strategic Communications “I am still trying to negotiate and work out the experience and how it has affected me,” said Elizabeth Plakidas, a Graduate Community Scholars Fellowship recipient regarding her summer project funded

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

Dream becomes a Reality for Immigrant Students in Florida

    by Bonnie Beth Silvestri, JD, Director of Strategic Communications Dr. Elizabeth Aranda, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Sociology, and her research assistant, Isabel Sousa-Rodriguez, are deeply involved in community-based research about the lives of immigrants and undocumented

Featured Student: LaDonna Gleason on Field Experiences, Service-Learning, and Undergraduate Research

by Julia Poholek, Humanities Internship Program In the grand scope of experiential learning, it seems that most courses are tailored to intrigue the student and teach them valuable lessons through on-site projects and interactions. However, the results of such courses