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Professional development workshops in community engaged teaching, April 12

The workshops are made possible with support from the Chancellor’s Professional Development Fund.

Christine Cress
Christine Cress

The Center for Community Engagement at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo invites all faculty and staff to attend two professional development workshops in the theory and practice of community engaged teaching. Presenter Christine Cress, PhD, is professor of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Service-Learning at Portland State University.

The workshops are made possible with support from the Chancellor’s Professional Development Fund. No registration necessary.

Both workshops are to be held on Friday, April 12, 2019.

10:00-11:30 a.m., UCB 127
Overview of Community Engaged Teaching
Gain an understanding of what community engaged teaching is within a national and historical context. Build an understanding of the research and evidence-based outcomes of community-based learning as a sound pedagogical teaching and learning technique, with connections to student engagement and retention. Q&A included.

1:00-2:30 p.m., UCB 127
Embedding Community Engagement into Teaching and Scholarship
Begin the process of considering how community based projects could be embedded into current curriculum and scholarship. Gain an understanding of best practices within the contexts of inhibitors and facilitators of reciprocal campus-community collaborations, how to prepare students, and assessment options. Q&A included.


Christine Cress was a Fulbright Senior Scholar to Middle East Technical University in Turkey and has conducted trainings on intercultural and curricular integration of service-learning at colleges in North America, Europe, Japan, and India.

Prof. Cress is an accomplished scholar with over 200 presentations and 75+ publications including three books on intercultural, pedagogical, and assessment issues in community engagement. She is lead author of the internationally best-selling textbook, Learning through Serving: A Student Guidebook for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement across Academic Disciplines and Cultural Communities, that has been translated into Arabic, Japanese, and Spanish.

Prof. Cress previously served on the Executive Board of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, and has a decade of prior experience in student affairs administration, including academic and career advising.

In 2017, Prof. Cress received the Campus Compact Oregon Faculty Engaged Scholar Award.

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