Cameron University Teaching and Learning Series to address Service-Learning

The Cameron University Teaching and Learning Series will present Dr. H. Brooke Hessler addressing “Weaving Service-Learning into Your Course: From the First Day to Finals” on Friday, February 1. The presentation will take place at 2 p.m. in the Goodyear Room, Room 101, of the Sciences Complex and is open to the public at no charge. Dr. Hessler’s topic will be of particular interest to educators.

After providing a brief overview of the Oklahoma City University model of service-learning across the curriculum, Dr. Hessler will share examples of how she has integrated civic partnerships ranging from a national museum to a neighborhood literacy center into her courses. She will also discuss ways to connect service-learning to research agendas through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

Dr. Hessler is Professor of English and Eleanor Lou Carrithers Chair of Writing and Composition at Oklahoma City University. Her background is in the field of rhetoric – the art and practice of strategic communication. Most of her classes involved applied rhetoric projects that challenge students to deepen and broaden their knowledge by collaborating with people and organizations outside of campus. She was selected as a DaVinci Fellow in 2010.

Cameron’s Teaching and Learning Series was launched in 2010 by the School of Liberal Arts. Additional presentations this semester will address undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity with guests from the national Council on Undergraduate Research and a discussion of the Top 30 Courses Project which is aimed at improving student learning, retention and graduation.


January 28, 2013