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Thank you mentors and participants for making the 12th Summer Service-Learning Institute a success!

CCPH will not be holding a Summer Service-Learning Institute in 2012. Please e-mail to be added to the inquiry list for future institutes.

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Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is pleased to report that the 2009 Summer Service-Learning Institute successfully concluded on July 27th.

The 12th Institute was facilitated by national experts in service-learning, including health professional faculty and community leaders who have developed successful service-learning partnerships. A unique and effective component of the Institute was a mentoring model in which participants worked in small groups and as individuals with mentors (the term we use for institute instructors) to further shape their own action plans for service-learning.

The institute featured content and sessions for practitioners new to service-learning and those with more experience (faculty, staff and community partners). Mentors assisted participants to deepen their understanding of service-learning, develop a plan for service-learning sustainability, and form a peer support network that is continuing after the close of the Institute.

During intensive interactive workshops and small group sessions, participants learned about these topics and more:

  • The concept of service-learning -- theoretical foundations and current practices, similarities and differences with other forms of community-based learning
  • Effective curricular models of service-learning in a variety of health professions disciplines, including interdisciplinary models
  • Strategies for developing service-learning courses and programs, promoting reflection, building community-campus partnerships and assessing service-learning outcomes
  • The core leadership skills and competencies needed to sustain service-learning partnerships
  • Strategies for institutionalizing service-learning into the health professions curriculum
  • Methods and models for supporting faculty and staff development in service-learning
  • Strategies for developing service-learning scholarship, and documenting that scholarship for promotion and tenure
  • Effective methods for assessing service-learning outcomes for faculty, student, community, and institutional stakeholders

Mentors for the CCPH 12th Summer Service-Learning Institute included:

Suzanne B. Cashman, Associate Professor and Director, Community Health, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Barbara Gottlieb, Primary Care Internist, Brookside Community Health Center and Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA

Julie Nigon, Manager, Rochester Adult and Family Literacy Program, Rochester, MN

Richard Redman, Director, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Programs, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Sarena D. Seifer, Senior Consultant, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health and Research Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Toronto, ON, Canada

Rachel L. Vaughn, Associate Director, Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center, University of Washington, and Senior Consultant, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, Medical College of Wisconsin, Seattle, WA

Karen Yoder, Director, Division of Community Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN

Click here for the agenda and presentations from the 12th CCPH Summer Service-Learning Institute.

Click here for a list of mentors from the 2008 Service-Learning Institute.

Click here for more information about service-learning.

Click here for an article that reports on the outcomes of the CCPH service-learning institute (scroll to page 533).

Click here for proceedings and materials from past CCPH service-learning institutes.

Click here for presentations and handouts from CCPH's 8th Summer Service-Learning Institute held in June 17-20, 2005.

Click here for presentations and handouts from CCPH's 10th Summer Service-Learning Institute held in July 20-23, 2007. Click here for an article about the institute.

Click here for presentations and handouts from CCPH's 11th Summer Service-Learning Institute held July 25-28, 2008.

Click here for the article "A Framework for Service-Learning in Dental Education" published by CCPH member and Service-Learning Institute mentor Karen Yoder in the February 2006 issue of the Journal of Dental Education.  The article grew out of Karen's presentation at the 2005 Service-Learning Institute.

Click here for the article "Service-Learning: An Integral Part of Undergraduate Public Health" authored by CCPH members and Service-Learning Institute mentors Suzanne Cashman and Sarena Seifer in the September 2008 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.



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