“Invitation to Service-Learning” video debuts

NC Campus Compact has released “Invitation to Service Learning,” a video highlighting best practices of faculty who have made significant contributions in the field of service-learning and community engagement across NC campuses.

Prepared in honor of the Compact’s 10th year anniversary, the video features six faculty who have received the statewide Robert L. Sigmon Award, named in honor of the North Carolina native and service-learning pioneer. Sigmon has been a close friend of Elon University, donating his personal library and research to Elon to create the Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Collection. He is featured in the video, as well as Elon Professor of Human Services, Pam Kiser, the 2009 winner of the award, and President Leo M. Lambert, NC Campus Compact Executive Board member.

NC Campus Compact member institutions, the awardees, Mr. Sigmon and “The Marian Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making History” shared their photographs for the video, providing images of the diversity of community engagement work being done by North Carolina higher education institutions. Faculty awardees share how they have built strong reciprocal campus-community relationships, as well as how course content and community service enhance one another, and the impact students make in communities.

Also featured are awardees Betsy Alden, Service-Learning Coordinator, Duke University (2006); Rachel Willis, Associate Professor of American Studies, UNC – Chapel Hill (2007); Cheryl Brown, Professor of Sociology, Greensboro College (2008); Michele Gillespie, Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives and Kahle Family Professor of History. Wake Forest University (2010); and Della Pollock, Bank of America Term Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill (2011).

NC Campus Compact is celebrating its 10th anniversary year building the capacity of colleges and universities to produce civically-engaged graduates and strengthen North Carolina communities. Founded in 2002 by 15 higher education presidents, Elon University President Leo M. Lambert assumed a leadership role by serving as the executive committee chair and hosting the state’s Compact on his campus. As of spring 2011, 46 presidents have joined on behalf of their campuses. Appalachian State University Chancellor Ken Peacock currently serves as Executive Board chair.

This video was produced in collaboration with Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) at Elon University. Special thanks to Linda Lashendock, Manager of Video Services and Event Production, and student editor, Aaron Moger.

Video: “Invitation to Service Learning”

NC Campus Compact

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