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Patti H. Clayton

Featured speaker at the ACM FaCE Conference on September 23, 2016

Session Title: Engagement-Grounded Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship: An Interactive Exploration of Co-creation in Campus, Community, and Cross-Institutional Collaborations

Patti H. Clayton

Patti H. Clayton

Patti H. Clayton, Ph.D., is an independent consultant and Service-Learning & Community Engagement (SLCE) practitioner-scholar (PHC Ventures) with over 15 years of experience as a practitioner-scholar and educational developer in community-campus engagement and experiential education.

She serves as a senior scholar with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She works with practitioner-scholars and campuses to envision and establish SLCE infrastructure and to build capacities among all partners for excellence in SLCE, especially through integrated course design, critical reflection, reciprocal partnerships, and collaborative scholarship. Her current interests include civic learning, place-engaged community engagement, institutional transformation for and through engagement, and the dynamics of ‘‘with-ness’’ in democratic partnerships that position all partners as co-educators, co-learners, and co-generators of knowledge.

She co-developed the DEAL Model for Critical Reflection and co-produced student and instructor versions of the tutorial Learning through Critical Reflection. She was co-editor with Bringle and Hatcher of the 2-volume set Research on Service Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Assessment and co-authored the Democratic Engagement White Paper with Saltmarsh and Hartley. She serves as an Associate Editor of the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning and is currently co-facilitating the international Service-Learning and Community Engagement Future Directions Project (www.slce-fdp.org) with Stanlick, Zlotkowski, and Howard; this multi-year, multi-venue, multi-voice project invites anyone interested in SLCE to share and critique ideas for the future of this work.