Innovations in Service-Learning at All Levels
In January 2011, Karl-Dieter Crisman, Rachelle Ankney, and Robert Perlis organized an MAA contributed paper session at the Joint Mathematics Meetings on service-learning in collegiate mathematics. Talks were presented on examples of successful projects from the most basic courses through opportunities for graduate students.
It proved to be very popular - all were well attended by JMM standards, and one talk was even standing room only! There was also a great introductory talk by Charles Hadlock, the editor of Mathematics in Service to the Community.
As a service to this community (those interested in mathematics and service-learning at the post-secondary level), this very basic website gives links to pdf versions of all twelve talks from this session, as well as abstracts and contact information. All authors have given permission for these to be posted, but please keep in mind that they retain copyright. Feel free to contact them with questions and ideas!
Talks on Service-Learning
|Overall Models and Information||Opportunities and Challenges in Incorporating Service-Learning in Mathematical Sciences Programs (talk) (abstract)||Charles Hadlock|
|Overall Models and Information||Community Service-Learning in Mathematics: Models for Course Design (talk) (abstract)||Debra Hydorn|
|Quantitative Literacy and General Education Courses||Serve While You Learn: A Quantitative Literacy Course (talk) (abstract)||Karen Stanish|
|Quantitative Literacy and General Education Courses||Serving Hope - How to build service-learning into your non-major mathematics courses to benefit the local community (talk) (abstract)||Melinda Schulteis|
|Quantitative Literacy and General Education Courses||Just Math: Learning about Justice with Math vs. Doing Justice with Math (talk) (abstract)||Rachelle Ankney|
|Mid-Range Courses (with both majors and non-majors)||Real Data & Service Learning Projects in Statistics (talk) (abstract)||Brad Bailey and Robb Sinn|
|Mid-Range Courses (with both majors and non-majors)||Mathematical and Moral Development Through Service-Learning (talk) (abstract)||Karl-Dieter Crisman|
|Mid-Range Courses (with both majors and non-majors)||Service-Learning in an Interdisciplinary Mathematics and Economics Course (talk) (abstract)||Morteza Shafii-Mousavi and Paul Kochanowski|
|Upper-Level and Graduate Students||Disaster Modeling -- Beyond the Numbers (talk) (abstract)||Benjamin Galluzzo|
|Upper-Level and Graduate Students||A Model for the Community (talk) (abstract)||Tim Chartier|
|Upper-Level and Graduate Students||A Service Project in a Capstone Modeling Course (talk) (abstract)||Ethan Berkove|
|Upper-Level and Graduate Students||Northern Territory Maths Camp (talk) (abstract)||B. Carrigan, C. Carrigan, B. Kozak, and C. Rodger|
It turns out that this is one of the higher-ranked pages in search engines regarding service-learning and mathematics. I view this as a bug, not a feature; there should be many better ones than this very minimalist page! Still, it means I will occasionally post additional resources as I find out about them. This should not be viewed (currently) as a curated list, just as a list.
- There is a PRIMUS special issue on this topic, including some papers based on the contributed paper session. I coedited this with Kelly Black and Dick Jardine.
- Campus Compact has a couple syllabi.
- MAA FOCUS, in its December 2009/January 2010 issue, has an article by Robert Perlis on using service-learning in a large gen-ed course. (text-only)
- Teacher Josh Wilkerson has presented a number of times on service-learning in statistics, including at the AP graders 'best practices' session.
- There seem to be a few references I am not familiar with at the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse (bottom of page).
- There is a different Clearinghouse run by the National Youth Leadership Council which seems to have some good resources, but it's harder to search for specific topics in an organized fashion.