Service Learning in English Courses: Composition and Literature

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45th Annual College English Association (CEA) Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 27-29, 2014.

500-word proposals for 15-minute papers/presentations on the use of service learning in composition or literature courses. Papers should address issues like the following: Determining whether service learning projects—and what kinds—are appropriate to course material; matching key components of one's course with appropriate service learning projects; establishing relations with off-campus service learning entities; framing project assignments that enhance service learning while maintaining course content integrity; developing an assessment model to measure outcomes. How many different service learning projects within a course? How long should such projects be? Level of difficulty? Challenges, risks, rewards? The presentation should be integrated with relevant service learning research to support experimental models and conclusions.