… Preparing Today The Active Community Service Leaders Of Tomorrow
The Center for Public Service and Scholarship offers many ways for you to be a part of our community through service, fun, tutoring, building homes and sharing your talents. We can connect you with many agencies for service-learning opportunities. Shenandoah University students and athletic teams are working in our community to improve the lives of others.
Meet the Center for Public Service and Scholarship Director
Dr. Karen K. Schultz, Director
In July 2009, Karen Schultz, a recognized community leader in the Shenandoah Valley and a faculty member at Shenandoah University since 1981, was appointed Director of Shenandoah University’s Center for Public Service and Scholarship (CPSS) Schultz, Director and Professor, earned a bachelor’s degree from The College of William and Mary, an associate’s degree in respiratory care and a master’s in business administration from Shenandoah University, and a Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. She received the university-wide exemplary teaching award in 2009, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Service Award in 2005 and has been honored twice as the pharmacy school’s teacher of the year. In the classroom, her ideas have won national recognition for innovations in teaching, and her service learning course has contributed just under 16,000 hours of student service in the region and achieved national attention.
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Learning Through Service | Discovering Through Action
Enable Shenandoah University stakeholders to engage with the community through service and curriculum to become active and informed citizen-leaders with a greater empathy for societal needs and commitment to public service and civility.
The CPSS is the hub for SU Stakeholders in coordinating and facilitating impactful service-learning experiences that develop citizen leaders and enhance the well-being of our community.
Shenandoah University Integrates Service Into The Educational Process
Various professors across the different disciplines here at SU have integrated Service-Learning into their coursework. Several have woven this initiative into the critical goals of the semester’s syllabus!
The annual Service-Learning Workshop teaches Shenandoah faculty and community members to infuse civic engagement in classrooms.
Service-Learning engages students in the educational process, using what they learn in the classroom to solve real-life problems. Students become contributing community members through the service they perform. They are encouraged to reflect on the experience by thinking, discussing, and writing about their service.
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By integrating both academic learning and community service, service learning courses differs in focus from both practicum/internship experiences and volunteer experiences. The teaching methods and learning activities in service learning courses are more student-directed than is typical in traditional lecture-based courses.
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