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Building Partnerships for a Better California: Faculty Development Subgrant & CACC-Carnegie Faculty Fellowship (Subcontract #C7-94330)

April 23, 2009

Building a Course that will Enable Students to Become More Socially Responsible

Community Engagement through research and teaching are proven ways that meet significant community needs. Rich Berrett of CSU Fresno discussed the "nuts and bolts" of creating a course and corresponding syllabus that has the potential to build civic awareness in students while addressing community issues related to the course curriculum.

February 6, 2009

Global Service Learning Faculty Workshop

During this workshop faculty members discussed models of Study Abroad Programs offered through Continuing Education of Cal Poly. This workshop also gave the participants an opportunity to meet other faculty members interested in global service. They discussed the "Mechanics" of global collaboration involving students.

Workshop Outline:

  • Dr. Trevor Harding, Materials Engineering, Briefing on Higher Education Partnership in South Africa
  • Dr. Dennis "Skip" Parks, Dean of Cal Poly Continuing Education, Lessons Learned from Global Programs in Continuing Education

October 28, 2008

Global Service Learning Faculty Workshop

This workshop will examine models of Study Abroad Programs at Cal Poly and discuss integrating global community service with Cal Poly curriculum. Cal Poly faculty, staff and students will share their successes and challenges in global Service Learning. Several global Service Learning models and resources will be discussed. This workshop will also provide faculty members an avenue to network with other faculty members who are interested in global service learning. 

Workshop Date: Tuesday, October 28 from 3:00-5:00 pm
Location: Honors Program - Library in room 510

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For a copy of the agenda click here.

March 7-8, 2008

3rd Annual Conference on Community Based Teaching and Research - "From Local To Global Perspectives"

Save the date! This year's conference is being co-sponsored by the CSU Office of Community Service Learning and The Institute for Teaching and Learning. We look forward to another engaging event for CSU faculty!

The event will be held Friday, March 7th - Saturday March 8th at the Westin LAX Hotel.

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May 30 , 2007

The Community CENTER at Cal Poly presents the 2007 President's Community Service Awards

This awards ceremony is held annually and is sponsored by President Warren Baker and the Community CENTER, a part of the Student Life and Leadership department. The ceremony recognizes students, faculty, and staff for their contributions to the San Luis Obispo community.

Nominations must be turned in by May 11th, and RSVPs for the event are required by May 25th. If you plan to attend please email For more information please refer to the following documents:

April 19th, 2007
April 26th, 2007
May 10th, 2007
May 17th , 2007

Service Learning Seminar Series offered by Nadine Cruz

Speaker, author, and public service education consultant Nadine Cruz will be presenting a seminar series to document Cal Poly's community service "footprint" in San Luis Obispo. The series will run at two separate times, 11:00am-1:00pm or 3:00pm-5:00pm on the following Thursdays: April 19th & 26th, May 10th & 17th. Contact the Honors office by phone (805-756-7029) or email ( to reserve your space! For more details, please click here.

February 23 , 2007

Provost's Civic Engagement Seminar Series

Cal Poly will host a lecture by Dr. Bernard Amadei, Co-Founder of Engineers without Borders and Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder as part of the Provost’s Seminar Series on Civic Engagement. The event is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Business Rotunda (Building 3, Room 213). Come help us kickoff this exciting seminar series! For more details, please click here.

December 1, 2006

CTL Workshop on Service-Learning

This workshop will build on the previous Service Learning (SL) Workshops by providing faculty members the opportunity to dialogue about cross-disciplinary service projects and service learning pedagogy.

Location: Library, #510B
Date: Friday, December 1, 2006
Time: 10:00 a.m.- Noon

Lunch will be provided.

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