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Service-Learning: Reconciling Research and Teaching, Tackling Capacious Issues part of Backgrounders
Robert W. Franco - Kapiolani Community College (About the author) Summary In this paper, I will suggest that a robust program in academically-based service learning is a vital linking strategy to connect ...

New Backgrounder Addresses Service-Learning and Engagement at Community Colleges part of Newsletter Articles
An anthropologist and leader in the community college and service-learning fields, Franco was commissioned by SENCER to write a backgrounder on how service-learning and the SENCER approach integrate goals of research, teaching and service, especially for faculty at community colleges.

Sustainability & Human Health: A Learning Community part of Sustainability & Human Health
Wagner College taught by Donald Stearns and Kim Worthy Abstract Designed for non-science majors, this learning community considers the impact of humans on the environment, with emphasis on the major environmental ...

Science, Society, & Global Catastrophes part of Science, Society, & Global Catastrophes
Catastrophes are used to introduce students tophysics, meterology, epidemiology, the chemistry of greenhouse gases, and statistics. 60 students and five faculty on five campuses are linked by compressed video. Assignments emphasize critical thinking and writing skills, and include group projects, interpretation of data, analysis of journal articles, and mathematical and statistical modeling exercises.

Chemistry and Policy: A Course Intersection part of Chemistry & Public Policy
Chemistry and Policy: A Course Intersection Christopher Smart, Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry, Vassar College; Pinar Batur, Associate Professor of Sociology and current Director of Urban Studies, ...

NCSCE Proposes Suite of Ocean Literacy Courses in Application to NOAA part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, March 2007, Volume 6, Issue 6 The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement was recently invited to submit a full proposal to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ...

SENCER Alumni Present Workshop at Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, April 2007, Volume 6, Issue 7 Ralph Bain, Montgomery College and Theo Koupelis, University of Wisconsin-Marathon An invitation to participate in the 177th Conference of the Two-Year College ...

Severe Weather Phenomena and Cancer, Genes, and the Environment Courses at The College of New Jersey part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, November 2004, Volume 4, Issue 3 Professors Marty Becker, Danielle Dalafave, Bonnie Dixon, Marlene Kayne, Sharon Sherman and Dean Gail Simmons, The College of New Jersey The College of New ...

More Than Just a Chemistry Course: SENCER Course Development at The University of Montana part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, March 2004, Volume 2, Issue 7 By: Garon C. Smith, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT, garons@selway.umt.edu As a civically engaged faculty member in a ...

Chemistry and Policy: A Course Intersection - By: Christopher Smart, Pinar Batur, and Stuart Belli of Vassar College part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, September 2004, Volume 4, Issue 1 This Vassar Course Intersection brings two classes together, a Chemistry course in Instrumental Analysis, the other an Introduction to Urban Studies, around ...

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