Areas of Focus and Audiences


Areas of Focus

  • Service-learning
  • Civic and community engagement
  • Social innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Experiential learning inside and outside the classroom
  • Partnerships
    • Academic affairs — Student affairs
    • Campus — community
    • Students — faculty/staff
  • Critical reflection and metacognition for deep learning
  • Curriculum development and backward design
  • Assessment of student learning and community impact
  • Commuter/off-campus/non-traditional students
  • Strength assessment and program evaluation
  • Strategic planning and organizational development

Audiences with Representative Presentations

College Faculty, K-12 Teachers, and Academic Administrators

  • Service-Learning Course Design: What Faculty Need to Know
  • How Do I Get Started with Service-Learning?
  • How to Deepen Learning through Critical Reflection
  • Helping Students Learn How to Learn through Metacognition
  • 101 Ideas for Combining Service and Learning
  • Bringing the Community into Community-Based Learning
  • What Are the High-Impact Elements of High-Impact Practices?
  • The Top 10 Reasons Why Experiential Learning Matters
  • Improving Learning in Survey Courses
  • Designing and Teaching a High-Impact Capstone Course
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Teaching Non-Traditional Students
  • Enhancing Learning through Group Work

Student Affairs Professionals

  • The Role of Student Affairs in Preparing  Students for Lives of Civic Engagement
  • Service-Learning and Student Development
  • Civic Identity Development
  • Engaging Students Through High-Impact Educational Practices in Student Affairs Work
  • Assessing the Needs of Marginalized Students and Using Data to Enhance Student Success
  • Commuter Students 2017: Next and Best Practices
  • Welcome Generation Z!
  • Educating Students About Difference, Power, and Privilege Through Community Engagement

Campus-Wide Audiences

  • Service-Learning as an Economic Driver
  • Enhancing Integrative Learning through Cross-Campus Partnerships
  • Bridging the Gap between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs
  • Advancing Civic Engagement and Leadership through Academic Affairs-Student Affairs Partnerships
  • Building Partnerships for Student Success
  • Community Engagement: Moving from Transaction to Transformation
  • Service-Learning and Student Success
  • Creating a Campus-Wide Culture of Student Engagement

Service-Learning and Community Engagement Professionals

  • Service-Learning Essentials: Questions, Answers, and Lessons Learned
  • Our (Not So) Common Language about Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
  • How to Establish a Center for Service-Learning [Community Engagement]
  • Building Partnerships for Service-Learning
  • Educating Students for Socially Responsible Leadership
  • Developing Global Citizenship Through Local Community Engagement
  • It’s About Impact: Moving from Service-Learning to Civic Engagement
  • Community Engagement: What Does It Take to Move to the Next Level?
  • Service-Learning and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Service-Learning/Community Engagement in the Online Environment
  • Top 10 Tips for Sustaining Community Service-Learning Professionals


  • How to Be a Service-Learning Leader
  • Leadership for Social Change
  • Achieving Your Organization’s Goals through Service-Learning
  • The Art of Advocacy
  • Now What? Composing a Life of Meaning and Purpose
  • Navigating the Quarterlife Crisis

International Audiences

  • Community Engagement: What Does It Mean In Our Culture?
  • Curricular Models that Work for Your Institution
  • The Role of Critical Reflection to Deepen Learning for Students and Communities
  • Applying New Perspectives on College Learning
  • Leadership for a Better World
  • Building Cross-Cultural Partnerships for Service-Learning
  • Service-Learning and Community Economic Development
  • Using New Research Findings to Enhance Service-Learning Practice
  • Are We Making a Difference? – Program Evaluation and Assessment
  • Understanding the Culture of Service in the U.S.