Democracy Weeks (Part 2): The La Verne Series

From February 4-8, I will be in California at the University of La Verne to deliver a set of lectures to masters students, doctoral students, and faculty on the subjects of doing civic engagement, researching civic engagement, and teaching civic engagement, respectively. My prepared remarks to the masters students focus on both the values ofContinue reading “Democracy Weeks (Part 2): The La Verne Series”

Democracy Weeks: Lectures, Presentations, and Publications

Last week, this week, and next week are for 2012 renamed collectively Democracy Weeks. I kicked off the theme on Thursday night last week with a guest lecture to a graduate class on the subject of “Democracy and Philanthropy.” In this lecture I challenged students to, first, think about the meaning of “procedural democracy,” “substantiveContinue reading “Democracy Weeks: Lectures, Presentations, and Publications”

When High School and Graduate Students Collaborate in Learning and Service

Last night, I taught a joint class involving my Cross-Sectoral Governance graduate students and the Evans Community School Student Leadership Council students. Evans is a school in the Pine Hills community, not far outside downtown Orlando. It is a low-income community with significant social and economic challenges. Over the course of the semester, both groupsContinue reading “When High School and Graduate Students Collaborate in Learning and Service”

Top 5 Coolest Moments in my Tenure Track Career (as a I begin the tenure and promotion process)

In 2012, I will be submitting my Tenure and Promotion portfolio. Though I won’t receive final ¬†word on my tenure and promotion until May 2013, I will begin moving through the process in February/March 2012. The process begins with the identification of external reviewers, or tenured scholars in my discipline, who will read the fileContinue reading “Top 5 Coolest Moments in my Tenure Track Career (as a I begin the tenure and promotion process)”

Teaching with Social Media to Empower Students and Give Courage to Faculty: A Civic Engagement Class Example

Next week, I travel to Toronto, Canada to present on a panel entitled “Utilizing technology to enhance and improve the learning experience.” The panel is being convened by the Teaching Section of the Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. This presentation will be similar to those I have delivered in previous workshopsContinue reading “Teaching with Social Media to Empower Students and Give Courage to Faculty: A Civic Engagement Class Example”

Teaching with Social Media

Tomorrow, I am delivering a workshop to faculty at Seminole State College¬†on the subject of Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and its Use and Impact in the College Classroom. This is a hot topic and an emerging issue is scholarship and practice. Download my presentation material. The following are my key strategic recommendations for anyContinue reading “Teaching with Social Media”