Visiting Scholars

Professor Bill Oakes, Purdue University, Indiana, USA

Professor Bill Oakes is the founder and director of EPICS, an award-winning programme in cross-disciplinary engineering education in Purdue University. Bill earned his B.S.M.E. and M.S.M.E. from Michigan State University, worked as a design engineer for GE Aircraft Engines and then earned his Ph.D. at Purdue. He has served as chair for the ASEE Illinois/Indiana section, member of the board for the ASEE Freshman Programs Division and co-chair for the 2005 Frontiers in Education Conference. He has received numerous awards including the National Society of Professional Engineers Educational Excellence Award, Purdue's Charles B. Murphy Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award and Purdue Engineering's Dean A.A. Potter Outstanding Teaching Award. He is a Fellow of Purdue's Teaching Academy, Purdue's Community of Service-Learning Fellows and Indiana Campus Compact. He was a co-recipient of the National Academy of Engineering's 2005 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education and recipient of the 2006 Campus Compact Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service-Learning. He is a co-author the recently published textbookService-Learning: Engineering in Your Community.

His workshop, Service Learning in Engineering Education, held in November 2008, was an interactive 3-hour session and addressed the following:

  • An introduction to Service Learning
  • EPICS: A multi-disciplinary approach to experiential learning in Engineering
  • Embedding a Service Learning component in Engineering at your own college (interactive session)

Workshop PowerPoint

 

Bill earned his B.S.M.E. and M.S.M.E. from Michigan State University, worked as a design engineer for GE Aircraft Engines and then earned his Ph.D. at Purdue. He has served as chair for the ASEE Illinois/Indiana section, member of the board for the ASEE Freshman Programs Division and co-chair for the 2005 Frontiers in Education Conference. He has received numerous awards including the National Society of Professional Engineers Educational Excellence Award, Purdue's Charles B. Murphy Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award and Purdue Engineering's Dean A.A. Potter Outstanding Teaching Award. He is a Fellow of Purdue's Teaching Academy, Purdue's Community of Service-Learning Fellows and Indiana Campus Compact. He was a co-recipient of the National Academy of Engineering's 2005 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education and recipient of the 2006 Campus Compact Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service-Learning. He is a co-author the recently published textbook Service-Learning: Engineering in Your Community.

CUPP University of Brighton Professor Angie Hart and Lisa Williams CUPP, University of Brighton and East Sussex County Council

In March 2009 Campus Engage hosted 2 workshops, at NUI Galway and University College Galway, by Professor Angie Hart and Lisa Williams of CUPP at the university of Brighton. The theme of the workshops was ‘Collaborative Scholarship: Community -University Partnerships in Practice' and they focused on developing effective research partnerships between community-based organisations and third-level institutions. All those involved in community-higher education collaborative relationships are invited to attend.

Professor Angie Hart is the Academic Director of the award winning Community University Partnership Programme (CUPP) at the University of Brighton. As part of that role, she is the Brighton lead for the HEFCE-funded South East Coastal Communities Programme (www.cupp.org.uk). She is also Professor of Child, Family and Community Health in the School of Nursing and Midwifery in the Faculty of Health and Social Science. She teaches on professional courses for health and social care practitioners and undertakes participatory research into inequalities in health and social care in relation to children and families. Professor Hart's degrees are in philosophy and social anthropology from the Universities of Sussex, Cambridge and Oxford, and she has a postgraduate diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the University of Sussex. She has project-managed and worked as a research collaborator on many multi-disciplinary research projects. These include ones commissioned by major government agencies (e.g. the Department of Health and the Economic and Social Research Council).

Lisa Williams works as Assistant Director of Innovation, Transport and Environment with East Sussex County Council. Lisa has a broad range of public sector experience, having working in community development, service management, and strategic roles within local, regional and central government. Her work has focused largely on inequalities, access to services and vulnerable groups. Prior to her current post, Lisa was the Joint Commissioning and Development Manager for child and adolescent mental health in the county and led on a whole system approach to emotional and mental health provision across services and schools. It was in this role that Lisa became involved with the CUPP programme which developed links between the academic community and mental health managers and practitioners and which led to numerous initiatives supporting evidence based practice with Looked after Children.

Power Point slides of the workshop

Professor Robert Bringle

Bob BringleProfessor Bringle is Executive Director of the Center for Service and Learning at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in the USA, and visited Ireland as the inaugural Visiting Scholar with Campus Engage during September to December 2009. Professor Bringle is a highly distinguished scholar in the fields of service learning and civic engagement within higher education and it was a great privilege to have him share his expertise and knowledge with us through this visiting scholarship. During his stay in Ireland Professor Bringle visited a range of higher education institutions (HEIs), both universities and institutes of technology. He offered workshops and seminars on service learning and civic engagement activities and also meeting with senior management in the HEI sector. For further information please contact info@campusengage.ie

Dr. Bringle was awarded the School of Science Teaching Award in 1994, the SOS Service Award in 1995, the Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service Learning in 1998, the Brian Hiltunen Faculty Award from Indiana Campus Compact in 2000, and the W. George Pinnell Award for Service from Indiana University in 2003. In 2004, he was recognized at the 4th Annual International Service-Learning Research Conference for his outstanding contributions to the service-learning research field. He consults with other campuses, on national initiatives, and internationally (South Africa, Macedonia, Mexico, Egypt) on issues related to community service and civic engagement. He was Volunteer of the Year in 2001 for Boys and Girls Clubs of Indianapolis. The University of the Free State, South Africa, awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2004 for his scholarly work on civic engagement and service learning.

His scholarly interests for service learning, community service, and civic engagement include student and faculty attitudes and motives, educational outcomes, institutionalization, and assessment and measurement issues. He has published With Service in Mind: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Psychology (edited with D. Duffy), Colleges and Universities as Citizens (edited with R. Games & E. Malloy), and The Measure of Service Learning: Research Scales to Assess Student Experiences (with M. Phillips and M. Hudson).

Workshop PowerPoint

Addtional bibliography:

Bringle, R. G. et al (2002), 'Campus-Community Partnerships: The Terms of Engagement.'Journal of Social Issues, 58:3, 503-516.

Bringle R. G. & Hatcher, J. A., (2004), 'Advancing Civic Engagement through Service Learning.' Published in Langseth, M., & Plater, W. M. (Eds.) (2004). Public work and the academy: An academic administrator's guide to civic engagement and service-learning(pp.125-145). Bolton, MA: Anker Press.

Bringle, R. G. et al (2006), 'Sustaining civic engagement: Faculty development, roles, and rewards.' Metropolitan Universities, 17:1, 62-74.

Bringle, R. G., Hatcher, J. A., & Clayton, P. H. (2006). 'The Scholarship of Civic Engagement: Defining, Documenting, and Evaluating Faculty Work.To Improve the Academy, 25, 257-279.

Bringle, R. G., Hatcher, J. A., and Holland, B. (2007). ‘Conceptualizing civic engagement: Orchestrating change at a metropolitan university'Metropolitan Universities, 18(3), 57-74.

Bringle, R.G., Clayton, P. H., and Price, M. F., (2009), ‘Partnerships in Service Learning and Civic Engagement', Partnerships in Service Learning and Civic Engagement, 1:1, Summer 2009.