Workshops and Events
The Lindy Center hosts workshops and events for faculty interested in both an introduction to Community-Based and Community-Engaged Learning (CB/EL) and deepening their existing CB/EL practice. For information about any of the below events or questions, contact Carrie Hutnick at email@example.com.
Workshop - Navigating Classroom Conflict: A Psychological Approach
Join us to learn how conflict in the classroom or other educational settings affects bodies and brains. Presenters from Drexel's Counseling Center will also share tools based in psychological practice that help facilitators maintain respectful, productive dialogue. This workshop is open to anyone who facilitates learning spaces, including student peer educators and Course Assistants, Community-Engaged Faculty, and others.
Thursday, February 29th, 1-2:30pm
at the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, 3210 Cherry Street
Register now at this link
Community-Based and Engaged Learning Instructor Training, Spring 2024
For faculty interested in incorporating community-engaged pedagogy into their course as a component or as a broader framework of teaching, the Lindy Center is offering a four-part training facilitated by community-engaged faculty covering various aspects to the pedagogical and scholarly approach. Participants should plan to attend all training workshops, which will take place on Fridays, April 12th- 26th from 11:00am-12:30pm, and May 3rd from 10:00am-4:30pm. The workshop schedule is as follows:
Workshop 1: Friday, April 12, 2024, 11-12:30pm - Introduction to the Lindy Center and Community-Based and Engaged Learning
Workshop 2: Friday, April 19th, 2024, 11-12:30pm - Course and Curriculum Integration
Workshop 3: Friday, April 26th, 2024, 11-12:30pm - Partnerships for a Purpose
Workshop 4: Friday, May 3rd, 2024, 10am - 4:30pm (The first part is a trip to Norris Square Neighborhood Project and the second part is back at the Lindy Center; lunch will be included) - Critical Reflection in Context and Institutional Position and Long-Term Partners
All sessions take place at the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement except for the community partner visit on May 3rd which is with Norris Square Neighborhood Project.
Register now until March 15th here. Please reach out to Steve Dolph at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship Week 2024
“The erasure of the body encourages us to think that we are listening to neutral, objective facts, facts that are not particular to who is sharing the information. We are invited to teach information as though it does not emerge from bodies. Significantly, those of us who are trying to critique biases in the classroom have been compelled to return to the body to speak about ourselves as subjects in history.
We are all subjects in history. We must return ourselves to a state of embodiment in order to deconstruct the way power has been traditionally orchestrated in the classroom, denying subjectivity to some groups and according it to others. By recognizing subjectivity and the limits of identity, we disrupt that objectification that is so necessary in a culture of domination.”
-bell hooks, in Teaching to Transgress
The Lindy Center for Civic Engagement is proud to support community-engaged instructors, students, courses, projects, and research. These use a pedagogical and research approach rooted in the idea that education emerges from all participants as what bell hooks calls “subjects of history,” both inside the classroom and beyond it. This work connects a humanized academic analysis of issues to relationships with people directly experiencing or addressing those issues- integrating examination and engagement through critical reflection. Community-engaged work at Drexel has resulted in new forms of scholarship, long-term relationship building between campus and community partners, and shared efforts for community support and positive change.
We are excited to announce that Monday, February 5th through Friday, February 9th will be “Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship Week”. Throughout the week, we will be hosting Open Hours at the Lindy Center for any faculty members or students interested in learning more about community-engaged learning and scholarship (CELS) as well as highlighting examples of faculty, students, staff, and community partners who do community-engaged teaching in classrooms, community-partnered projects with students, or community-engaged research here at Drexel.
On Tuesday, February 6th, we will be hosting a workshop led by Kasim Ortiz, PhD, community-engaged learning instructor and community-engaged research practitioner in the Dornsife School of Public Health, titled “Developing Skills for Community Engaged Learning & Research.” The workshop will be at the Lindy Center and run from 5:00pm-6:30pm, with light refreshments provided.
Please check out our social media @lindycenter on Instagram for a schedule of the week, highlights of CELS at Drexel, and information about the Lindy Center’s support of CELS.
Fall 2023 Instructor Training
Join us for our fall Community-Based/Engaged Learning instructor training where we'll share the foundations of Community-Based and Community-Engaged pedagogy and give participants space to consider how to implement this pedagogy in their own teaching practices.
The free, in-person training includes one evening session on Thursday, October 26th from 4-7pm at the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement and a full day on Friday, October 27th from 9am-4pm that will take place both at the Lindy Center and on-site with a community partner. Participants will also have access to a set of resources related to community-based learning pedagogy, syllabi construction, classroom activities, and partnership development. Any questions about this training can be directed toward Carrie Hutnick, Director for Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship, at email@example.com.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 11
Spring 2023 Instructor Training:
Are you interested in learning more about the foundations of Community-Based and Community-Engaged pedagogy, and exploring how to implement it in your own teaching practices or in a particular course? Attend this free training hosted by the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement.
The training includes one evening on Thursday, April 20th, from 5pm to 8pm, EST, and one full day on Friday, April 21st from 9am-4pm that will include a morning with a Drexel community partner. Participants will also have access to a set of resources related to community-based learning pedagogy, syllabi construction, classroom activities, and partnership development. Any questions about this training can be directed toward Carrie Hutnick, Associate Director of Community-Based Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter 2022 Instructor Training
Interested in learning more about the foundations of Community-Based and Community-Engaged pedagogy, and exploring how to implement it in your own teaching practices or in a particular course? Attend this free training hosted by the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement.
The training includes one synchronous day of presentations and dialogue on Tuesday, January 7th, from 10am to 3pm, ET, as well as asynchronous modules that can be viewed by participants on their own time before the 7th. Any questions about this training can be directed toward Carrie Hutnick, Associate Director of Community-Based Learning, email@example.com.
Your Turn to Serve and Learn: Healthcare access in our community
There are many ways civic learning and democratic engagement (CLDE) may respond to students’ desire to make social change as well as enhance your academic learning objectives. Please join the Lindy Center in preparing a meal for people staying at The Gift of Life House while learning how Drexel's Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships offers a myriad of health supports in partnership with Drexel departments and community organizations. Upon preparing a meal for our community partners, faculty will have an opportunity to discuss how a civic activity may be incorporated into their scholarship. Space is limited.
When: October 28th 3-5pm
Where: The Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, 3509 Spring Garden Street
RSVP: Cyndi Rickards, email