Service-Learning and Community Engagement

Book

Reconceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement

I worked with a dynamic team of collaborators and colleagues on a book that was released in summer 2018.

Berkey, R., Meixner, C., Green, P.M., & Eddins, E. (Eds). (2018). Reconceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement: Exploring Intersections, Frameworks, and Models of Practice. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

Find more information about the book here.

View slides from a talk I gave shortly after the book came out (including its contributors) here.

Current Projects

Faculty Identity in Service-Learning and Community Engagement

In collaboration with Dr. Dan Richard and Heather Burk from the University of North Florida, we are conducting a cross-institutional, multi-phased research project to explore faculty motivation, and subsequent professional and educational development needs, around service-learning and community engagement work (teaching and scholarship). The first phase of this study, which consists of phenomenlogical interviews of S-LCE faculty at UNF and Northeastern, is currently underway.

Current Involvement

International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE):

Board Member, beginning September 2017 (three year term)

Vice Chair, beginning Fall 2019

Scholarship & Publications Committee Chair, Fall 2018-2019

Chair, Conference Content Committee, 2018 Conference

Session Reviewer, Annual Conference, 2017

Section Chair, Annual Conference, 2016; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Co-Chair, Annual Conference, 2014-2015 (Boston, November 2015)

Journal of Higher Education, Outreach, and Engagement

Special Issue (Exploring the Work and Influence of Community Engagement Professionals) Reviewer, Fall 2018

International Journal for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement:

Editorial Board Member, 2019-present

Peer Review Board Member, 2018-2019

Prosper & Partners, LLC

Lead Consultant, Service Leadership at Foothill College, Winter 2018-2019

Northeastern University is a member of Campus Compact for Southern New England

Recent Presentations and Workshops

Campus Compact of New York & Pennsylvania ‘Talk to the Authors’ Webinar Series Co-Presenter (with Cara Meixner, Patrick Green, and Emily Eddins Rountree), Summer 2020:

Session 1: Fostering the creative imagination in S-LCE faculty development through disruption: COVID 19 and beyond
Session 2: Fostering S-LCE faculty development spaces to center antiracist pedagogy

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Annual Conference Conference Session Co-Presenter (with Micki Meyer, Cara Meixner, and Donna Lee) on Powerful Partnerships in Institutional Change: Successes and Challenges in Cocreating Environments for Academic Excellence, January 2020

Campus Compact 2019-2020 National Webinar Series Co-Presenter (with Cara Meixner, Patrick Green, and Emily Eddins Rountree), December 2019; A Focus on Faculty: Practical and Research-Informed Strategies for Faculty Development in Community Engagement. Presentation slides available here.

Eastern Region Campus Compact Preconference Co-Presenter (with Emily Eddins Rountree); March 2019; Intersecting Educational Development & Community Engagement: Research-Informed Strategies.

Medical College of Wisconsin’s Fall Community Engagement Conference: Growing as a Leader through Community Engagement, Keynote Speaker; Building and Sustaining a Culture of Engagement: The Role of Individuals as a Creative Catalyst for Professional Development and Institutional Change, November 2018. Presentation slides available here.

International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference Co-Presenter; Reconceptualizing Faculty Development in Community Engagement: SoTL-Informed Strategies, October 2018. Presentation slides available here.

Northeastern University Self-Authored Integrated Learning (SAIL) Conference: Learning Everywhere, Co-Presenter on two presentations, May 2018:
1) SAIL Showcase Rounds
2) Finding the Intersections Between the Domain of Your Work and the SAIL Framework

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and International Town and Gown Association (ITGA) Web Session Co-Presenter; Engaging Within Your Institution’s Community: Navigating Town and Gown Relationships, April 2018.

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Annual Conference Pre-Meeting Symposium Co-Presenter (with Micki Meyer and Cara Meixner) on Service-Learning and Community Engagement: Promising Practices for High-Impact Faculty Engagement within Student Learning, January 2018

Professional Organizational Development (POD) Annual Conference Co-Presenter (with Cara Meixner) on Intersecting Educational Development and Community Engagement: Research-Informed Strategies, October 2017

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Conference, panelist on Pathways to the Doctorate for Community Engagement Professionals, June 2017

In January 2017, I co-facilitated a workshop with one of my student researchers, Ava Gallo, on Food Justice & Social Change at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and Leadership, put on by the Center of Community Service at Northeastern University. You can view the slides from our presentation here.

IARSLCE Presentations:

Conference Co-Presenter (with Patrick Green), October 2019; SoTL in Action: Collaborative Inquiry Building toward Scholar-Practitioner Approaches to Faculty Development

Conference Co-Presenter on two presentations, July 2018:

1) “If it had not been for…” Faculty Identity in Service-Learning and Community Engagement (with Dan Richard)

2) Dynamics on the Edge: Exploring Roles and Intersections of Service-Learning/Community Engagement and Educational Development (with Patrick Green and Cara Meixner)

Conference Co-Presenter on three presentations, September 2017:

1) Faculty Development to Foster Transformative Partnerships: A Service-Learning Fellows Program (with Mary English)

2) Exploring Scholarship and Informing Practice: Intersections of Faculty Development with Service-Learning and Community Engagement (with Patrick Green, Emily Eddins, Timothy Eatman, Star Plaxton-Moore, Marshall Welch, and Richard Kiely)

3) Case Study Panel: Faculty Development in Service-Learning and Community Engagement (with Patrick Green, Emily Eddins, Kevin Kesckes, Julie Hatcher, Star Plaxton-Moore, and Caile Speare)

Panelist, September 2017; Research To Practice + Practice To Research: Utilizing the National Inventory of Institutional Infrastructure for Community Engagement For Strategic Planning and Establishing A Research Agenda (with Marshall Welch, John Saltmarsh, and Danielle Leek)

Conference Co-Presenter (with Barak Soreff and Brooke Schober), September 2016; Emergent Design: Addressing the Needs of Multiple Stakeholders through University Structures

Conference Co-Presenter (with Gail Begley, Lisa Roe, and Hilary Schuldt), November 2015; Undergraduates as Innovation Partners in Teaching & Learning: Lessons from the Service-Learning Teaching Assistant Program

Conference Co-Presenter on two presentations, September 2014:
1) Perspectives on Sustainability and the Partnership as the Unit of Analysis: A Case Study from the University and Partner Viewpoint (poster, presented with Dan McKenna, Lisa Roe, and Barak Soreff)

2) Examining the American Dream: Using Service-Learning as a Tool for Language-Learning, Culture-Exploration, and Professional Development with ESOL International Students on American College Campuses (with Julie Miller and Francis Griffin)Conference Co-Presenter (with Julie Miller and Francis Griffin), November 2013; Coming to America: Introducing Service-Learning to ESL Students through “Global Experience.”

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Assessment and Persistence Conference Co-Presenter on two presentations, June 2015:
1) Designed Intervention: Utilizing High-Impact Practices to Enhance Professional Skill-Building with International Students (with Julie Miller, Lisa Roe, Liza Ashley, and Suzie Kim)

2) The Iterative Process of Aligning Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment Tools (with Lisa Roe, Liza Ashley, and Suzie Kim)

Boston Civic Media 2016 Annual Conference, Convener and Panelist, Panel on University-Community Partnerships and Service-Learning

Northeastern University Design + Social Change: Social Impact Conference Panelist, April 2015; Community Engagement: Radical Pedagogy & Social Change (with Bree Edwards, Shaya Gregory Poku, and Jules Rochielle Sievert)

Courses & Field Experience

Over the years I have developed and facilitated courses related to and/or directly embedded in my work in higher education. These courses are:

i. Foundations of Leadership and Citizenship (Rollins College)
ii. Leadership and Citizenship in Action (Rollins College)
iii. Learning through Service (Miami University- Middletown)
iv. Business Ethics and Social Responsibility (Full Sail University)
v. Connections & Decisions (Northeastern University)

I have served as the University Representative, faculty leader, or staff facilitator on a number of alternative break and summer abroad experiences. These include:

i. Hurricane Katrina Relief, New Orleans, 2006, with Rollins College

ii. Habitat for Humanity, Sanarate, Guatemala, 2011, with Keene State College

iii. Blue Mountain Project, St. Thomas Parish, Jamaica, 2013, with Northeastern University

iv. The Tandana Foundation, Minas Chupa, Ecuador, 2014, with Northeastern University

v. Plenitud, Las Marias, Puerto Rico, 2015, with Northeastern University

vi. Driving Social Change course in Lusaka, Zambia, 2017, with Northeastern University’s Human Services Program

vii. Centro Astalli, Pedro Arrupe Center for an Intercultural Studies course in Rome, Italy, with Northeastern University’s Dialogue of Civilizations Program

I have served as a Site Administrator, Instructor, Lead Facilitator, and Academic Dean for Civic Leadership Institutes and Civic Week programs facilitated and run by the Civic Education Project, which is housed in the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University. I have participated in programs in San Francisco, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Chicago.

Other Publications

Syeda, U.H., Murali, P., Roe, L., Berkey, B., Borkin, M. A. (April 2020). Design study “lite” methodology: Expediting design studies and enabling the synergy of visualization pedagogy and social good. CHI ’20: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1–13).

Begley, G. S., Berkey, B., Roe, L., Schuldt, H.E.Y. (2019). Becoming partners: Faculty come to appreciate undergraduates as teaching partners in a service-learning teaching assistant program. International Journal for Students as Partners, 3(1), 89-105.

Sullivan, H. & Berkey, R. (2018). Teaching Boston history beyond the revolution. In the National Association for Student Personnel Administrator (NASPA) LEAD Campus Initiative Blog [Blog post].

Borkin, M., Yan, Z., Horn, B., Roe, L., Berkey, R. (2017). Visualization education through social impact: A service-learning approach for visualization pedagogy. Paper presented at the Pedagogy of Data Visualization Workshop (PDVW) at IEEE VIS 2017.

Berkey, R. & Sullivan, H. (2017). Going to the balcony: Centering institutional work around community goals. In the National Association for Student Personnel Administrator (NASPA) LEAD Campus Initiative Blog [Blog post].

Miller, J., Berkey, R., & Griffin, F. (2016). Preparing International Students for a Competitive Job Market: Challenges and Opportunities. Bista, K. and Foster, C. (Eds.), Campus Support Services, Programs, and Policies for International Students (pp. 119-142). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Miller, J., Berkey, R., & Griffin, F. (2015). International Students in American Pathway Programs: Learning English and Culture through Service-Learning. Journal of International Students, 5(4), 334-352.

Hickam, R. & Meixner, C. (2008). Transforming leadership: Film as a vehicle for social change. Journal of Leadership Education, 7(2), 41-46.

Supported Student Research

Soreff, B. and Schober, B. 2015-2016. Emergent Design: Addressing the Needs of Multiple Stakeholders through University Structures.

• Presented at Northeastern University RISE EXPO April 2016
• Presented at the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) September 2016• Prepared Technical Report on their findings
• Their work was used to design and inform the Service-Learning Fellows Program, which launched in Fall 2016 with its inaugural cohort

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