Engaged Teams

  • Engaged Teaching at KSU denotes curricular and co-curricular instruction that is intentionally designed to meet learning goals while simultaneously fostering reciprocal relationships with a community. In addition, engaged teaching is assessable and requires structured reflection by learners. There are many forms of community-engaged teaching, including community-based learning, service-learning, experiential learning, and civic engagement; the mission of the Engaged Teaching Team is to identify, recognize, and advance these engaged teaching practices at the university.

    The Engaged Teaching Team is currently developing processes through which academic courses may be designated as community-engaged and exploring opportunities for establishing a certificate program in community-engaged learning for students. Another priority is the collection of vignettes and models of best practices in engaged teaching while also developing resources for advancing engaged teaching. The Engaged Teaching Team invites KSU faculty and staff to contact any member of the team to share stories of engaged teaching.

    Chairs

    Lynn Boettler,
    Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, University College

    Dr. Diana Gregory,
    Associate Professor of Art Education, College of the Arts

    Members

    Paula Billups,
    Department of Human Resources

    Sandra Bird,
    College of the Arts

    Alison Hedrick,
    University College

    Jamie Lee,
    WellStar College of Health & Human Services

    Bridgette McArthur,
    Student Success Services

    Virginia Rogers,
    Alumni Affairs

    Rian Satterwhite,
    University College

    Becky Shabo,
    WellStar College of Health & Human Services

    Sabine Smith,
    College of Humanities & Social Sciences

  • The Engaged Scholarship team encompasses Community Engaged Research and Creative Activity/Community Engaged Scholarship (CERCA/CES). Together, the team works to recommend ways KSU can expand the institution’s role in public affairs, economic development and community life by increasing the number, quality and impact of external partnerships based in research and creative activity.

    In 2011-12, the CERCA/CES team produced concrete recommendations to the KSU President for expanding the institution’s role in public affairs, economic development and community life by increasing the number, quality and impact of external partnerships based in research and creative activity. In 2012-13, the team focused on producing a set of short videos that highlight current CERCA/CES at KSU and that illustrate and define CERCA and CES concepts. Additionally, the team held monthly meetings at which faculty and students showcased research and creative activity involving external partnerships.

    Chairs

    LeeAnn Lands,
    Associate Professor of History and American Studies, College of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Arjan Raven,
    Associate Professor of Information Systems, Michael J. Coles College of Business

    Graduate Research Assistant:
    Shelley McGinnis, College of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Members

    Bill Baker,
    College of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Janice Barrow,
    Michael J. Coles College of Business

    Barbara Blake,
    WellStar College of Health and Human Services

    Amy Buddie,
    Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

    Jennifer Dail,
    College of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Jennifer Dickey,
    College of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Cherif Diop,
    College of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Carolyn Elliott-Farino,
    Office of Research

    Nichole Guillory,
    Bagwell College of Education

    Regina Hanson,
    Student

    Sherrill Hayes,
    College of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Tim Hedeen,
    College of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Tamara Hutto,
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    Changnam Lee,
    Bagwell College of Education

    Tanja Link,
    College of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Mandy McGrew,
    Alumna, College of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Gail Markle,
    College of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Ron Matson,
    Office of Academic Affairs

    Heather Pincock,
    College of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Harry E. Price,
    College of the Arts

    Yen Rodriguez,
    College of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Deborah Smith,
    College of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Sweta Sneha,
    Michael J. Coles College of Business

    Linda Stewart,
    College of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Christy Storey,
    A.L. Burruss Institute

    Gloria Taylor,
    WellStar College of Health and Human Services

    Kelleigh Trepanier,
    A.L. Burruss Institute

    Raj Veliyath,
    Office of Academic Affairs

    Lucie Viakinnou-Brinson,
    College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Astrid Wilson,
    WellStar College of Health and Human Services

  • The Engaged Service Team develops and implements processes to identify, advance and recognize non-curricular community engagement activities. Non-curricular engaged service refers to any on- or off-campus community engagement that is not predominately related to teaching or research.

    The Engaged KSU Service Team works to build opportunities and capacity for students, alumni, faculty and staff to become engaged in community service.

    Through strong, evolving and active partnerships within Metro Atlanta non-profit and public agencies, organizations and centers, the goal of KSU’s service team is to help foster mutually beneficial relationships that serve the community while providing opportunities to further develop socially responsible, civically engaged and educated citizens.

    Chairs

    Sylvia Inman,
    Assistant Director of Volunteer KSU and Community Service, Student Success

    Anne Hicks-Coolick,
    Associate Professor of Social Work, Wellstar College of Health & Human Services

    Members

    Rita Adams,
    Office of Finance and Accounting

    Sandra Barclay,
    Public Safety

    Julia Brock ,
    Museum of History and Holocaust Education

    Ron Bullock,
    Facilities

    Kaleem Clarkson,
    Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

    Kathy Matthews,
    University College

    Cherie Miller,
    College of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Cynthia Parkins,
    Library

    Patsy Persaud,
    Card Services

    Carol Pope,
    Student Development

    Christopher Sharpe,
    Library

    Emily Wells,
    Student Development, Multicultural Student Retention Services

    Dexter White

    Mary Quat,
    University Development

  • The Partnerships & Networks team is identifying existing partnerships and networks between Kennesaw State and external constituents, assessing the successes and opportunities related to those existing partnerships and networks, and applying this knowledge to developing new relationships. The team is also analyzing ease of access for external constituents to learn about partnership and network opportunities, seeking feedback from existing partners to better understand existing challenges and successes, and creating increased awareness both internally and externally of existing partnerships and networks.

    Chairs

    Pam Hubby,
    Director of Corporate Development

    Michael Sanseviro,
    Dean of Student Success and Adjunct Instructor of Education

    Members

    Radwan Ali,
    Michael J. Coles College of Business

    John Anderson,
    Facilities

    Josie Baudier,
    Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

    Cathy Bradford,
    First Year Programs

    Kari Cain,
    Wellstar College of Health & Human Services

    Judy Craven,
    Center for Student Leadership

    Michael Dutcher,
    Career Services

    Joan Duncan,
    University Development

    Regina Hanson,
    Theatre

    Patricia Harris,
    The Edge Connection

    Tamara Hutto,
    Graduate Admissions

    Bob Lang,
    Strategic Safety and Security

    Robin Knight,
    Career Services

    Robyn Maynard,
    First Year Programs

    Padraic McMeel,
    Intercollegiate Athletics

    Nicole Phillips,
    Student Development

    Karen Powers,
    Center for Student Leadership

    Jennifer Purcell,
    First Year Programs

    Adriane Randolph,
    Michael J. Coles College of Business

    Mike Salvador,
    Michael J. Coles College of Business

    Christy Storey,
    Burruss Institute

    Maurice Wilson,
    Bagwell College of Education

    Bob Wise,
    External Affairs

  • The Structures & Resources team is working to develop the scaffolding needed at the university to support an enhanced and more explicit focus on community engagement by researching both peer and aspirational institutions that have already achieved the Carnegie designation for engagement. The team is also analyzing the university’s internal policies and procedures to see where changes might be needed to more thoroughly support students, faculty, and staff members who are engaging with community partners.

    Chairs

    Dr. Keisha L. Hoerrner,
    Associate Dean and Professor of Communication, University College

    Brian Wooten,
    Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Director of the Center for Student Leadership, University College

    Members

    Judy Abbott,
    Distance Learning Center

    Joseph DiBattista,
    Card Services

    Sheryl Carter,
    Office of Residence Life

    Dr. Corrie L. Davis,
    Bagwell College of Education

    Debra Day,
    University Development

    Jackie Duncan,
    Information Technology Services

    Patricia Dunn,
    Audio Visual Technology Services

    Elaine Ferguson,
    Card Services

    Joselyne Foster,
    Student

    Josh Hunt,
    Center for Student Leadership

    Nancy King,
    Student Success Services

    Michael Lankford,
    Human Resources

    J. Mark Lawson,
    Facilities

    Brain LeDuc,
    Center for Student Leadership

    R. C. Paul,
    College of Science and Mathematics

    Keith Perissi,
    Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment

    Mary Quat,
    University Development

    Ralph J. Rascati,
    University College

    Kathy Rechsteiner,
    Facilities

    Eric Sales,
    Audio Visual Technology Services

    Shame Smith,
    Michael J. Coles College of Business

    Veronica Trammell,
    Information Technology Services

    Lucie Viakinna-Brison,
    College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Jen Wells,
    Student Success Services

    Eileen Wirpsa,
    College of Science and Mathematics

 

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