Wednesday, September 25, 2019 
11:40 AM - 3:00 PM
Hastings College Hazelrigg Student Union
E 9th St
Rooms A & B
Hastings, NE 68901
Campus Compact of the Great Plains is proud to partner with Jean Heriot of Hastings College and Sanaa Ahmed and Julie Dierberger of the University of Nebraska Omaha, who will be presenting a Service Learning and Community Engagement Workshop at Hastings College in Hastings, NE. Sessions will discuss retaining students through High Impact Practices and how engaging in critical reflection can transform service-learning experiences. Lunch will be provided.


Retaining Students Through High Impact Practices: Service Learning and Community Engagement
11:40 AM - 2:00 PM
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 college) and the University of Nebraska Omaha (large, public research university). Outcomes include increased knowledge of the state of research on retention with respect to service-learning and community engagement and the opportunity to link insights from UNO and Hastings College to each institutions’ own strategic initiatives.
Lunch will be provided during this session.

Critical Reflection in Service Learning: Lessons from the Field
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Students often come into a service-learning class without much knowledge of the requirements and the ways in which they will be asked to integrate their work in the community with their academic learning. While there are many ways to accomplish this aim, this workshop focuses on the process of critical reflection and presents tools for reflection professors can use in the classroom. In addition, we will address the recent literature on best practices in reflection so that we can move our students and ourselves away from simple lists of what they have worked on to deeper critical thinking.