Tania Mitchell visit

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Here are three opportunities to engage with very special guest Tania Mitchell*, a leading voice in service-learning in higher education! Faculty have two chances to meet with Professor Mitchell, staff can talk with her, and students can spend time with her too!

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 8:30 – 10:30 am, Rubenstein 349 (Breedlove Conference Room)
Faculty breakfast with special guest Tania Mitchell
Professor Mitchell will discuss service-learning as a critical pedagogy to explore civic identity, social justice, student learning and development, race and racism, and community practice. Faculty will be exposed to new service-learning skill-building tools for their toolbox and practical examples of how to implement critical service-learning. RSVP here.

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Perkins 217
Faculty & Staff Training with special guest Tania Mitchell
Staff and faculty will be guided through developing skills and knowledge around authentic relationships and shared power through structures and programming that ultimately create a more inclusive campus climate, more equitable relationships with community, and an institutional shift toward justice. RSVP here.

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 3:45 - 5:00 pm, East Duke Pink Parlor, East Campus
Conversation with students with special guest Tania Mitchell
Students will be asked to share how they feel about their institution’s current engagement with community and their place within the institution and will hear from Tania about her work in trying to shift the conversation regarding how universities engage with communities. Students will be exposed to the possibility that long term engaged work can contribute to social change. RSVP here.

*Tania D. Mitchell is an assistant professor of higher education in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development at the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development. Her teaching interests include the pedagogy, philosophy and practice of service-learning in higher education, social justice theory, civic discourse, public service, leadership, college student development, and action research methods. Much of her research focuses on service-learning as a critical pedagogy to explore civic identity, social justice, student learning and development, race and racism, and community practice. Read more about Professor Mitchell here. Her visit is co-sponsored by Duke Service-Learning and UNC Carolina Center for Public Service

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