Service-learning success at FHSU will help other institutions learn how to teach it

Kansas Campus Compact and Fort Hays State University's Service-Learning committee will co-sponsor a service-learning workshop from 1 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Stouffer Lounge of the FHSU Memorial Union. The workshop is designed to help other Kansas institutions build their service-learning programs by highlighting what FHSU is doing.

Service-learning is a method where students learn and develop through active participation in organized services that are conducted in the surrounding community and help to meet the needs of that community. The workshop will help introduce service-learning as a pedagogical strategy and allow faculty members to bring their syllabus and brainstorm with other educational colleagues on how to incorporate service-learning into their classrooms.

The cost is free to teams from Kansas Campus Compact schools. For non-member schools, the cost is $25 per person. Registration information is available online at

"The workshop is geared toward multiple levels of understanding of the term "service-learning," so everyone is invited to attend," said Jill Arensdorf, instructor of leadership studies at FHSU. "Our hope is that at the end of the day, attendees will walk away with ideas on how to incorporate service-learning into their courses."

For more information, contact Arensdorf at (785) 628-5562 or by e-mail at, or Monica Parrish, office administrator at (785) 532-6896 or by e-mail at

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