In the video below, Associate Professor Carolyn Colvin, faculty member in the College of Education’s Department of Teaching and Learning, discusses the significance of public engagement within the academy and other learning communities. This presentation was delivered on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium. Please note that there are problems with the audio for the first four minutes of the presentation.
Carolyn Colvin is a faculty member in the Language, Literacy, and Culture (LLC) program in the College of Education’s Department of Teaching and Learning. She teaches courses for undergraduate and graduate students focused on literacy for adolescents and adults, sociolinguistic theory, critical discourse analysis and often incorporates service learning components in her courses.
Since arriving on Iowa’s campus, she has served in the College of Education as Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Academic Affairs, as program coordinator of LLC and English Education, and has chaired the University Diversity Committee. She has been actively involved in faculty governance at the University, serving as the President of Faculty Senate.
She currently chairs the University’s Research Council. A key agenda item for this year’s Research Council is to explore the links between economic development, the University’s research mission, and publicly engaged scholarship. Colvin is the recipient of the University’s Catalyst Award, the Brody Award for engaged service to the University, and more recently, she received the Graduate College’s Outstanding Mentor award. [More…]
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