The 2007 Midwest Consortium Fourth Annual Conference on Service-Learning in Higher Education (MCSLHE) is taking place Thursday – Saturday (Sept. 27-29) in the Nebraskan Student Union on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus.
The theme is Service-Learning: Pioneering a Powerful Pedagogy: Building Bridges Between Higher Education and the Youth of Tomorrow.
The MCSLHE is comprised of 25 member institutions in Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa, and includes private, public and faith-based, four- and two-year institutions. The organization promotes, mobilizes and supports the efforts of these colleges, and universities in strengthening their academic and co-curricular service-learning programs.
The conference will feature 60 presentations by students, faculty, staff and
community members. There are four major presenters: Dr. Edward Zlotkowski, Dr. Rahima Wade, Dr. Juan Franco and T. Marni Vox.
-Dr. Edward Zlotkowski, senior associate for service-learning projects at the American Association for Higher Education and senior faculty fellow at National Campus Compact, is the designer and teacher of a variety of service-learning
courses. (NOTE: Dr. Zlotkowski is internationally recognized for his work in service-learning.)
-Dr. Rahima Wade, coordinator for collaborative service-learning activities
between University of Iowa students and public schools in the State of Iowa, and assistant professor of elementary social studies education at the University of Iowa.