News and Events
Here you will find a list of upcoming service learning events and general information about what is going on in the Texas Tech service learning community.
- Tanja Karp, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering attended the 19th Annual Conference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC), Transforming Higher Education Through Engaged Scholarship in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 30th - October 3, 2018. She presented data on her ENGR: 1315 Introduction To Engineering course, see the description below.
Addressing Accreditation Student Outcomes through Service Learning Tanja Karp, Texas Tech University; Micah Logan, Texas Tech University; Erika Brooks-Hurst, Texas Tech University Undergraduate engineering programs in the United States are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), which outlines desired learning outcomes. Through the implementation of an established service-learning project in an introductory course, students are able to achieve ABET outcomes such as real-world application, teamwork, ethical reasoning, and problem- solving through community engagement.
- Linley Melhem, Director of International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Workshop, and ESL
Instructor in Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures (CMLL) was interviewed for
a podcast, Tea for Teaching from SUNY Oswego, about her service learning course CMLL:
5305 Seminar in Language Studies: Technology in Teaching Second Languages. You can
listen to the interview at http://teaforteaching.com/25-service-learning/.
- Jennifer Wilson, Assistant Director & Faculty Instructor in Personal Financial Planning Department and host a Financial Awareness Event for the service learning project in PFI/PFP 3321 Personal Financial Planning courses. She has shared photos of the event. Visit https://photos.app.goo.gl/91b7W2nT7a3UadqK6 to see the Financial Awareness Event.
- In Patricia Solis' spring 2017 course GEOG 4320: Open Mapping for Resilience, students mapped with a Youth-Mappers chapter and were able to assist US Agency for International Development (USAID) in humanitarian efforts. Read more about it here: Youth-Mappers Aid in Global Humanitarian Efforts
- In December, a group of Texas Tech service learning faculty volunteered at Scholastic Warehouse we earned $550 for Literacy Lubbock to purchase books for their 6 Tiny Tots programs.
- In Shelia Scott's spring 2016 course RHIM 4332: Customer Relations for Hospitality Enterprises, students organized a fundraiser for the service learning class project. Read more about it here Student Pursues Degree While Battling Cancer