April 19, 2007
The Nature of the University Symposium
Augusta, Ga. - The student as consumer vs. servant learner, the faculty member as a mentor vs. a service provider, and the very nature of the educational enterprise called “The University.” On Thursday, April 19, in the Science Building on Augusta State University’s campus there will a symposium to discuss The Nature of the University.
The first session, University Life, will be from 2:30-3:45 p.m. in W1008. Faculty and student presenters will discuss their insights on the difference between universities in other cultures in order to give a broad perspective of the roles, responsibilities, and relationships between faculty and students at ASU.
The second session, Inspired Learning, will be from at 3-4:15 p.m. in W1002. Professors Debra van Tuyll, communications and professional writing, and Sandra Reinke, political science, will discuss their efforts to incorporate service learning into their classrooms and the advantages of transforming the student from a consumer of knowledge into a servant learner.
Question and answer sessions will follow each presentation. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call ASU’s Office of Public Relations and Publications at 706-737-1444.
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