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Executive Vice President and Provost

Tallgrass Prairie Center - Restoration & Natural Management Seminar

Mary Skopec, executive director of Iowa Lakeside Laboratory: Regents Resource Center, will lead a discussion on water quality in Iowa, "Status and Trends in Iowa's Water Quality: Our Challenges and Opportunities." Located on the shore of West Lake Okoboji in Northwest Iowa, Lakeside Lab is an Iowa Board of Regents campus dedicated to education of post-secondary students, research on aquatic systems and terrestrial landscapes, and community engagement on environmental topics.

Project-Based Learning and a More Collaborative Curriculum

Panel discussion with Scott Greenhalgh, Courtney Clausen, Lee Geisinger, Sadik Kucuksari, Angela Waseskuk and students participating in the Capstone course.Three panelists are teaching an experimental, team-taught Capstone course that folds aspects of design, engineering, social justice and creative placemaking into an exploration of the tiny house movement. A collaboration between the tiny house course and an engineering course will also be discussed by faculty who are teaching these classes.


Teaching for Diversity and Inclusion Faculty Learning Community Interest Meeting

Facilitators Evette Edmister, communication sciences and disorders, and Susan Hill, CETL, will lead a discussion toexplore the possibility of creating a faculty learning community devoted to exploring the theory and practice of social justice teaching for diversity and inclusion. This meeting is an opportunity to gauge interest in a learning community and to begin to envision what we would want to do.

Teach UNI Project Presentation: Wellness in the Community: Connecting Students with Clients at the Western Home

Jennifer Waldron, KAHHS, implemented a service learning project with the Western Home Communities for an upper-level, major course. This presentation will highlight the organization and implementation of, as well as reflection on, the SLP from the perspective of the instructor, the community partner and students who completed the project. Julianne Gassman will share information about the upcoming Service Learning Institute.



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