Service Learning in San Antonio: Bi-monthly Panels on Best Experiences

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A Panel Series Sponsored by the Service Learning Intercollegiate Collaborative, SLIC, in San Antonio, Texas.

12 noon – 1 pm with the option of continuing to 1:30 pm. 


Nov. 13, Monday

  • Dr. Steven Sano, Professor of UTSAEngaged at UTSA's Center for Civic & Community Engaged Leadership. 
  • Sabrina Hammel, Professor in Government, Chair of the Service Learning Committee, Northeast Lakeview College. 
  • Brian Halderman,  furthering service-learning in over 200 institutions of higher learning at the national and international level
  • Moderated by the UTSA Center for Civic & Community-Engaged Leadership

Jan. 17, 2024, Wednesday, Texas Lutheran University has organized the panel: Mayor of Seguin, TX – Mayor Donna Dodgen.    TLU President – Dr. Debbie Cottrell.  TLU Associate Vice President of Student Affairs – Dr. Malikah Harvey.   Students and community partners led by Dr. Pamela E. Ray, Director of Service Learning & Career Development                                                                                                                                                                                                

 March 21, Thursday. Panelists invited, contact 

Join with faculty, staff, and students in San Antonio colleges and universities considering our best experiences with Service Learning. Bi-monthly panels with persons of different institution. These build on the experience of SLIC which began in San Antonio in 2001. We are co-creating our "City of Compassion" and furthering justice and peace.  You are encouraged to gather people from your own institution for lunch together, participate in the zoom session, and then stay back to consider activities with your campus.  

Past: Sept. 12, 2023, Tuesday, Opening with Dr. Abel Chavez, President of OLLU which had the first Service-Learning Center in SA in 1997.  Moderator: Rev. Kelsey Penn, OLLU.

Panel presenters: From Texas A&M-San Antonio, Elisa Avila, Mays Center, will present on a recently published guide for instructors introducing the nuts and bolts of creating an experiential or service-learning course.  This guidebook functions not only as quick-start guide, but also to disseminate information about experiential learning and, most importantly, demystify the process while emphasizing best practice. The guidebook provides broad guidance while leaving the pedagogical and course content up to the course instructor.                                         

From Trinity University, Dr. Adrian Zapata, Assistant Director of Experiential Learning: Service Learning & Undergraduate Research. 

From University of the Incarnate Word, "Guatemala Solidarity" Dr. Beth Senne-Duff, Nutrition; Dr. Leticia Vargas, Medicine; Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, Religious Studies and Education,  Rafael Hoyle inviting to the Guatemalan Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu at UIW, Oct. 4.  See


12 noon – Welcome by the Moderator

12:05 to 12:45  Four different campuses share for 10 minutes each on one of their best experiences of Service Learning.  This could be faculty, staff, and/or students.

12:45 to 1 pm. The Moderator leads conversation and questions.

Option: The people of each campus continue conversation.  They may be together in a room on their campus or they can have a zoom breakout room.  The zoom will continue until 12:30 for any who wish. 

To share in the panels, please write or call: Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, University of the Incarnate Word. Phone: 210-883-5934.  E-mail:

More details about content will be posted here and also sent out to those who register.  Please register now, save the dates, and encourage others to register.  Thank you. 

57 Remaining
Registration Closes
Mar 21, 2024 3:00pm or when space runs out.
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