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Name It and Claim It: Cross-Campus Collaborations for Community-Based Learning
Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning
  • Beth Godbee, Marquette University
  • Elizabeth Andrejasich Gibes, Marquette University
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Publication Date
4-1-2017
Publisher
New City Community Press
Abstract
This article describes the value of cross-campus collaborations for community-based learning. We argue that community-based learning both provides unique opportunities for breaking academic silos and invites campus partnerships to make ambitious projects possible. To illustrate, we describe a course "Writing for Social Justice" that involved created videos for our local YWCA's Racial Justice Program. We begin by discussing the shared value of collaboration across writing studies and librarianship (our disciplinary orientations). We identify four forms of cross-campus collaboration, which engaged us in working with each other, with our community partner, and with other partners across campus. From there, we visualize a timeline, turning from the why of cross-campus collaborations to the how. Finally, we underscore the need to name and claim--to value and cultivate--cross-campus collaborations for community-based learning.
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Published version. Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Spring 2017): 69-95. Publisher link. © New City Community Press 2017. Used with permission.

Citation Information
Beth Godbee and Elizabeth Andrejasich Gibes. "Name It and Claim It: Cross-Campus Collaborations for Community-Based Learning" Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning (2017) ISSN: 1541-2075
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/beth_godbee/40/