In June, students, faculty and staff from around the world gathered at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus for the 8th International Symposium on Service-Learning (ISSL).
Held every two years, the ISSL promotes service-learning globally and encourages the use of service-learning as an innovative and transformative pedagogical tool in higher education. The ISSL emphasizes the collaborative element to service-learning by building transnational partnerships on a local, national and global level.
Marianna Foulkrod, director of the Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement at the University of Indianapolis, serves as one of the co-chairs of ISSL and strives to keep the University at the forefront of service-learning efforts.
“The University of Indianapolis was a key player in the development and initiation of ISSL along with Stellenbosch University,” said Foulkrod. “It is important that we continue to place our university in such leadership roles in this area globally and to continue to lift up our motto ‘Education for Service’ in ways that continue to build intellectual capacity for faculty, students and partners involved in this teaching and learning methodology.”
Each year, UIndy participates through a delegation of students and faculty who present their scholarly work at ISSL. This year’s presentations included:
“Fostering Critical Citizenship in an Online Environment,” presented by Lisa Borrero (Interprofessional Health, Aging Studies), Marianna Foulkrod (Service-Learning) and Anna Moore ‘22 (Sociology)“Have Ethical Principles Been Left B …