Building capacity for excellence in the challenging work of connecting curriculum & community
... through ...
Program Design & Evaluation
... in such areas as ...
Introductory & advanced service-learning
Integrated design of experiential learning
Critical reflection & assessment of learning
Transformational institutionalization of community engagement
Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
Service-learning program development
Democratic civic engagement
Scholarship of teaching and learning
Student leadership in community-campus engagement
Patti H. Clayton
From the beginning, my colleagues and I defined ourselves as a learning community of practitioner-scholars dedicated to continual learning and improvement in our community-engaged teaching and learning practice and hoping to contribute in meaningful ways to the growth of associated scholarship. Co-creation—of courses, professional development, infrastructure, partnerships and projects, resource materials, and scholarship—remains my defining modus operandi. The associated identities among all partners as co-learners, co-educators, and co-generators of knowledge are at the very heart of the democratic curricular engagement that I seek to cultivate and support. Let's see what we can create together!
A taste of my work (excerpted from a chapter co-authored with 3 student leaders, which, of all my scholarship over 15+ years, remains the piece of which I am most proud):