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Dr. Star Plaxton-Moore dressed in a blouse, smiling at the camera

Experiential Learning Practices

Dr. Plaxton-Moore, author of Craft Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning: A Guide for Faculty Development and The Student Companion to Community-Engaged Learning, was our guest speaker on April 6 and 7, 2022. While on campus, she conducted workshops and events focused on a variety of experiential learning practices such as critical reflection, assessment, research, and scholarship. Dr. Star Plaxton-Moore is the Director of Community-Engaged Learning at the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good at University of San Francisco.

dr. eli shupe standing in front of the classroom, giving lecture to her students

At patient's bedsides, students learn what textbooks can't teach

Learn how Dr. Eli Shupe, assistant professor of philosophy and humanities and program coordinator for the Medical Humanities and Bioethics program, has used service learning to enhance her student's classroom learning. This story was written by Devynn D. Case, assistant director of media relations from the Office of University Advancement.

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UTA faculty go green year round with garden and health curriculum for students

Discover how Kimberly Caraway, Academic Advisor and Lecturer from the Department of Political Science, has incorporated sustainability into her course. This story was written by Christine Vo from The Shorthorn.

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2021 CSL Breakfast Social

Faculty and staff are invited to a social gathering to reunite with other service learning faculty, and/or to share ideas, learn about new programs and initiatives, ask questions, or just catch up with other like-minded faculty.

faculty networking with community partners at the Community Partner Breakfast event

2021 Community Partner Breakfast

The annual Partner Breakfast brings together UT Arlington faculty, staff, and administrators with regional nonprofit community agencies, providing a unique opportunity for collaboration in service learning projects within UT Arlington academic courses. It also provides campus departments the chance to discuss service opportunities for their departments and organizations wherein civic engagement is a major component.

students talking to community partners at the Volunteer Opportunity Exchange event

2021 Volunteer Opportunity Exchange

Community Agencies attending the Partner Breakfast are encouraged to conduct tabling at this volunteer fair. This event is open to the entire UTA Community and enables faculty, staff, student organizations, campus departments, and/or individuals to network with our area nonprofit agencies to find ongoing or short-term service learning or volunteer opportunities. VOE is an open event for our campus community, so please take advantage of this unique experience.