Burnout and Turnout in the Time of Covid

By Heather Martin, Teaching Professor, University Writing Program  The term burnout was coined in 1973 by American psychologist, Herbert Freudenberger, when he noticed changes in “mood, attitude, motivation, and personality” among healthcare workers at the busy healthcare clinic where he worked. The concept resonated and exploded into common parlance, quickly coming to “convey a great … Continue reading Burnout and Turnout in the Time of Covid

Engaged Students, Course Design, and Child Welfare as Course Topic: Reflections from a Community Partner, University Professor, and Communication Studies Undergraduate Students  

By: Elizabeth Suter, Professor, Communication Studies & Lauren Dartt, Tennyson Center for Children Across the 2020-2021 academic year, we, Lauren Dartt and Eliza(beth) Suter, collaboratively developed a community-engaged project. Lauren is Director of Marketing & Communications for Tennyson Center for Children, a non-profit serving children and families in Colorado impacted by trauma from child neglect and abuse. Beth is a Professor in the … Continue reading Engaged Students, Course Design, and Child Welfare as Course Topic: Reflections from a Community Partner, University Professor, and Communication Studies Undergraduate Students  

Three Take-Aways From My Year as a Community-Engaged Teaching Fellow During COVID 

By: Nadia Kaneva, Associate Professor, Media, Film and Journalism Studies In early October 2020, as I stumbled through a second quarter of teaching remotely from my kitchen table and living in near total isolation, an email from DU’s Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship and Learning (CCESL) delivered a spark of hope to my inbox. “Apply to … Continue reading Three Take-Aways From My Year as a Community-Engaged Teaching Fellow During COVID 

Bridging Learning and Doing: Colorado Quechua Cultural Outreach/ Peruvian Sheepherder Project

By: Alison Krögel, Associate Professor, Andean Literary and Cultural Studies; Department of Spanish Language, Literary & Cultural Studies (SLLCS) Since 2013, I have collaborated with various organizations on issues related to Peruvian sheepherders who work in remote regions of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West under the auspices of the H-2A temporary agricultural worker visa … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Colorado Quechua Cultural Outreach/ Peruvian Sheepherder Project

Bridging Learning and Doing: Evaluating for the Greater Good

By: Erin Haseley, Graduate Student, Research Methods and Statistics; Robyn Thomas Pitts, Assistant Professor, Evaluation & Mixed Methods Research The Research Methods and Statistics (RMS) program in the Morgridge College of Education (MCE) prepares students to “use data as a tool for promoting…the public good.” In a series of community-engaged courses on evaluation research taught … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Evaluating for the Greater Good

Bridging Learning and Doing: Community Forum on Race, Racism, and Buddhism

By: Benjamin Nourse, Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies "This is like a pop-up sangha" one participant declared during the course of the community forum on Race, Racism, and Buddhism. The Sanskrit term she used, sangha, is used popularly by many Buddhists in the US to talk about community. The community that had come together … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Community Forum on Race, Racism, and Buddhism

Bridging Learning and Doing: Supporting Partnerships with Immigrant and Labor Rights Organizations

By: Rebecca Galemba, Associate Professor, Korbel School of International Studies Supported by a CCESL mini-grant, my Winter 2020 Qualitative Methods course paired Korbel MA graduate students in community-based research partnerships with immigrant and labor rights organizations in the Denver area. In the course, students learn-by-doing - drawing on class readings, strong partnerships, and practical experience … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Supporting Partnerships with Immigrant and Labor Rights Organizations

Bridging Learning and Doing: Updates on Antiracism and Anti-Oppression Reviews at CCESL

By: Anne P. DePrince, CCESL Director, Professor of Psychology The summer months for an office like CCESL stay busy with an extraordinary amount of planning for the year ahead. As we simultaneously finish up internal evaluations of programs from the previous academic year, we integrate what we learned from the previous year into planning for … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Updates on Antiracism and Anti-Oppression Reviews at CCESL

Community Engagement and Remote Teaching: Reflections and Resources

By: Cara DiEnno, Julie Olomi, Anne P. DePrince, CCESL Faculty across campus and the country are working to adapt courses for remote learning – including many of us teaching community-engaged courses. At this time of transition, we offer some reflections and resources to support remote community-engaged teaching.   Community-Engaged, Not Necessarily Community-Based Community-engaged classes incorporate … Continue reading Community Engagement and Remote Teaching: Reflections and Resources

Bridging Learning and Doing: The Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative

By: Marie E. Berry, Assistant Professor, Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy The Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative (IGLI) Summer Institute is an intensive training program for frontline, women-identified activists to network and learn strategies for waging effective nonviolent movements to advance peace and security around the world. The IGLI Summer Institute is part … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: The Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative