End of Year Study Day for Engaged Faculty

End of Year Study Day for Engaged Faculty, June 29, 2009.
A study day marking the end of the 2008/9 academic year was held at Beit Breter of the Authority for Community and Youth, at the Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Dr. Michal Schuster and Tamar Berenblum, teaching assistants of two of the Partnership's community-engaged courses, facilitated a dynamic workshop titled "Changing the World or Providing a Free Workforce? Creating True Partnerships for Social Change". The workshop was based on their presentation at the international conference "Higher Education and Civic Engagement Partnerships: Create, Challenge, Change", held by Campus Engage in Dublin, Ireland, earlier this month.
The workshop was followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, faculty member at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, on the role of academic educators in directing students to civic engagement, and in becoming themselves active for social change. The discussion particularly related to the difficulties of teaching community-engaged courses amidst violent conflict.