Kelly awarded Civic Engagement Steward Award
Margaret Delehanty Kelly, senior teaching specialist in the Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning, is being awarded the Civic Engagement Steward Award. Given by the University Community Service Learning Center, this award recognizes Kelly's use of service learning in her courses including CEHD's First Year Experience course PsTL 1525W: First Year Inquiry: Multidisciplinary Ways of Knowing.
This award is given to individuals or groups who have "significantly advanced their campus' distinctive civic mission by forming strong partnerships, supporting others' civic engagement, and working to institutionalize a culture and practice of engagement." Kelly embeds service learning in each of her courses as a "living text". Students not only apply theory and concepts learned in class but deepen their understanding of how diverse organizations are committed to social justice in the United States. Kelly will receive the award at the Minnesota Campus Compact's Annual Summit and Awards Ceremony on April 1 at Hamline University. Congratulations!