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September 2019

Service Learning and Community Engagement Workshop at Hastings College

September 25 @ 11:40 am - 3:00 pm
Hastings College

Hosted by Hastings College in Hastings, NE Hastings College Hazelrigg Student Union Rooms A and B E 9th St, Hastings, NE 68901 RSVP Here. Sessions will be led by Jean Heriot of Hastings College, and Sanaa Ahmed and Julie Dierberger of The University of Nebraska Omaha.   Session Descriptions:   Retaining Students Through High Impact Practices: Service Learning and Community Engagement High Impact Practices (HIPS) have been shown to aid in the retention rates and academic success of students, and they appear to be especially impactful for underrepresented students, including first-generation college attendees, students of color, and students from low-income families. This workshop covers the current research findings on retention and learning in service-learning and community engagement and presents preliminary data from research at the University of Nebraska Omaha, on student retention in service-learning courses. We situate this research within higher education in general and within the strategic plans found on the campuses of Hastings College (small, private liberal arts…

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