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Millennial Students and Community-Based Learning (CBL): A Perfect Match

2016 Ann Ferren Conference Session #402:

Today’s college students crave exposure to and cultivation of “real-world experiences” that translates to the professional world. At the same time, they are seeking meaningful opportunities to “make a difference” in the world around them. The session is appropriate for all faculty—from those who have never taught a CBL course to those who are experienced in CBL, but want to explore new ideas and innovations. The goal of the session is to engage faculty in considering the unique interests and needs of today’s students and to introduce CBL course strategies to meet those needs. Additionally, two students who have engaged in a CBL course will share their experiences, its value, and impact. Specifically, the student panelists will describe CBL experiences with a local nonprofit organization, DC Doors.

Jolynn Gardner (CAS-DHS) (Chair)
Marcy Campos (Center for Community Engagement and Service)
McKinley Doty (Class of 2016)
Roshan Thomas (Class of 2017)