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CPS Faculty Series

Repeats every 3 weeks every Thursday 4 times.
September 17, 2020 11:00 AM to November 19, 2020 12:15 PM


The CPS Faculty Series offers workshops and exchanges on a range of topics related to teaching and scholarship in the field of community engagement. Faculty will gain tools and resources they can apply and use in their own work. The series seeks to create a community of practitioners who can support each other beyond the sessions. Below is a list of the sessions that will be offered in Fall 2020.

Thursday 9/17, 11am-12:15pm Critical Service Learning in a Virtual World

Facilitators: Dr. Sarah Fouts and community partners at the New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice

Please join Dr. Sarah Fouts and community partners at the New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice as they discuss their pre-COVID experience leading a long-term, indirect service project with several different service learning courses. This discussion is a great fit for those faculty interested in creating and maintaining authentic relationships in your service learning partnerships, curating a meaningful student experience and impactful service work when you can’t physically be immersed in community, interested in digital humanities projects, and/or publishing case studies on your own work.

RSVP here.



Thursday 10/8, 10:30-11:45am Equity and Anti-Racism in Community Engagement

Introduction by Dr. Anneliese Singh (Associate Provost for Diversity and Faculty Development)

Facilitators: Drs. Lisa Molix (Associate Professor, Department of Psychology) and Samantha Francois (Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, and Executive Director of the Violence Prevention Institute)  


RESCHEDULED on Thursday 11/12, 11am-12:15pm after being cancelled due to Hurricane Zeta

Thursday 10/29, 11am-12:15pm Grant Sources and Grant Writing in Community-Engaged Research

Facilitator: Dr. Jordan Karubian (Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and CPS Scholar-in-Residence)  


Thursday 11/19, 11am-12:15pm Utilizing ArcGIS Story Maps for more Impactful Service Learning

Facilitator: Melissa Chomintra, M.A., M.L.I.S. (Scholarly Engagement Librarian for the Social Sciences)


ArcGIS Story Maps are a publicly accessible format for communicating the results of your research, presenting historical narratives, and crafting place-based stories. In this workshop, you will learn how to design a web-based map narrative with sample geographic data, text, and images to build an interactive multimedia story map.  Story Maps can be a powerful tool for a variety of disciplines that can help your partner advocate for change, tell their community’s story- past or present, promote their work, among many other uses.


Key take-aways: Gain a basic understanding of GIS and the ArcGIS suite of tools. Gain hands on experience creating a story map. Conceptualize how Story Maps can be used to create dynamic and accessible service learning projects.


For all sessions, join us on Zoom at https://tulane.zoom.us/j/94884831738

Meeting ID: 948 8483 1738


Center for Public Service

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