Center for Collaboration and Development

Developing Reciprocal & Sustainable Community Partnerships

March 7, 2014
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
211 Wishcamper

Developing Reciprocal & Sustainable Community Partnerships

The Office of Community-Based Learning, in partnership with Faculty Commons, invites you to join us for a presentation by Dr. Tracy Michaud Stutzman. Explore the frameworks of service-learning, key ingredients of strong community-campus partnerships, including planning tools and evaluation methods, and hear examples of ongoing partnerships.

This session is part of the Spring 2014 Engaged Teaching Series and is useful for faculty who are interested in integrating community work into their curriculum as well as for those who already do but are looking for inspiration of a community of practitioners.


Tracy S. Michaud Stutzman is a native of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine and earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology/Archaeology from the University of Pittsburgh.  Since returning to Maine in 2002, Tracy has dedicated her life to bringing culture and the arts into economic and community development, preserving and promoting "sense of place" while developing Maine based tourism based on authentic cultural experiences.

Event Resources:

  • Event Recording - Part I
  • Event Recording - Part II
  • Event PPT Presentation


Spring 2014 Service-Learning Engaged Teaching Series

How can we develop curriculum that allows students to engage with the community in meaningful ways to address social and environmental issues, while meeting academic and civic learning goals?

This faculty-led Engaged Teaching Series provides space for faculty to come together, learn about and share effective service-learning methodologies, explore the key components of successful community-campus partnerships and discuss research potential for this work. Engaged teaching and scholarship has mutual benefits for faculty, students and the community - join us to learn more about how you can utilize these methods in your teaching and in supporting the gaining momentum for this at USM. This Spring 2014 Series includes:


Keep the Conversation Going

Reach out to Craig DeForest, USM Program Manager of Service Learning.