SGPS 9105: Collaborate for Community Impact

The Collaborate for Community Impact course is designed to provide graduate students with the foundational knowledge to effectively collaborate with peers and community agencies to address community-identified needs. Seminar topics will include foundations of community engagement, examining social inequalities and power relations, knowledge translation and mobilization, and principles of effective partnership among others. This course will also give graduate students the opportunity to experience Community Engaged Learning as a teaching pedagogy and reflect on how they can incorporate it into their professional careers. Specifically, students will be challenged to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team and a community partner to complete a community-based project.

Hosted by:

  • Lisa Dale, Student Success Centre, lisa.dale@uwo.ca

Recommended Audience:

  • Graduate students

What to Expect: 

  • Students will work in interdisciplinary teams on a community-based project to devise solutions to an organization's social, economic or ethical problems
  • The course will appear on the transcripts of enrolled students with a Pass/Fail notation but will not affect the student’s academic average
  • The course may count towards degree program course requirements with permission from the student’s department

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify factors that contribute to social/local issues and barriers to implementing change
  • Enact strategies for building and maintaining reciprocal collaborations and partnerships
  • Manage group projects from vision to completion by employing planning, delegation, prioritizing, time-management, and organizational strategies
  • Engage in continuous reflection to connect CEL experience with personal and professional development
  • Recognize and develop their own sense of and commitment to civic engagement and social responsibility

Dates Offered:

  • Friday, September 14 - December 7, 2018, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (Registration now closed)
  • Winter 2019 Dates & Times TBD

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