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(Dec. 12, 2011) --The UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center will host a live brown-bag webinar through Academic Impressions presented by Jen Gilbride-Brown, senior lecturer at The Ohio State University, who will discuss how to deepen and enliven service-learning curricula and projects.

>> The webinar is noon-1:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15 in the University Center Hidalgo Room (2.214) on the Main Campus. Participants are invited to bring their lunch to the free event. To reserve a seat, email engaged@utsa.edu or call 210-458-4770.

The webinar is directed to first-year student experience coordinators, service-learning professionals and faculty who are interested in implementing service-learning courses for first-year students. Participants will learn how to create courses, provide meaningful assignments and choose service sites appropriate for first-year students.

Service-learning courses can make positive improvements in student learning and retention, but only if they are intentionally designed and developed. The webinar offers a variety of resources and support for connecting real-world community needs with academic expertise, research interests and passion for helping students learn.

For more information, contact the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center at 210-458-4770 or engaged@utsa.edu, or visit the Academic Impressions website.

 

 

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UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.

For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.

Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.

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