UCITE First Fridays

Conversations with Colleagues


1 April 2022 (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) 
Connecting to Community: Enhancing a Course with Service-Learning
Have you considered incorporating a community-based experience into one of your courses?  Join UCITE and the Center for Civic Engagement & Learning (CCEL) to explore service-learning - a powerful, high impact practice that integrates community engagement to strengthen learning goals while addressing community needs.

We’ll discuss how service-learning differs from community service and other forms of experiential education, fundamentals of a strong service-learning course, and what to keep in mind when developing a community-based component. We’ll also engage in conversation about responsible community engagement to avoid a service-learning approach that may inadvertently perpetuate harm and “service saviorism.” 
As an example of service-learning at CWRU, one of our faculty members partnered with Eliza Bryant Village (a senior living community in the Hough neighborhood). Students worked with elder community members to create stories that were later presented as a component of a journalism course.

Throughout our conversation, we’ll consider both the challenges and rewards of service-learning and provide information about CCEL resources available to support community engagement.


6 May 2022 (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) UCITE Reunion
Faculty and Staff who have participated in UCITE programs are welcome to join us for a “class reunion!” If you have been a Learning Fellow, Glennan Fellow, Mentor Fellow, Nord Grant recipient, Assessment Learning Community Member, or if you have taken part in any of our past and ongoing programs, join us for a casual reunion to catch-up and re-connect.



4 March 2022 (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) Successful Teaching and Learning in Large Classes

11 February 2022 (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)  [RE] Invigorating your Syllabus

3 September 2021 (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)  [Re]-Engaging Students in Pandemic Learning Environments: People (Faculty) Teaching People (Students)

1 October 2021 (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)  Creating Community with CWRU International Students

5 November 2021 (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)  Integrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in CWRU Classrooms - Connecting with Students

3 December 2021 (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)  UCITE Reunion!