Beyond a Spirit of Altruism: Reimagining “Community Service” for Full Participation
Thursday, March 24, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

In this webinar, we discuss the ways Brandeis University has historically defined and rewarded service and how such policies are shifting to increase the accessibility of community engagement experiences for all students. A primary objective of this webinar is to hold space for colleagues to engage in conversation about the implicit and explicit definitions of community service on their campuses and how they may prohibit or deter full participation for underrepresented students. Through an interactive and discussion-based presentation, we will share our approach and assessment strategies for embarking on a journey to implement policies and practices that exemplify a more inclusive definition of service and spark a cultural shift on our campus. Key takeaways will include important findings, challenges, and limitations we discovered throughout this process and how you can engage in this conversation at your own institution.