We are excited to recognize Dr. Gail Begley’s commitment to Service-Learning (S-L) at Northeastern and her 13 year leadership as co-chair of the Service-Learning Advisory Board. Dr. Begley made the decision to step down from the board to focus on other aspects of her work and provide the space for another board member to help shape the future of Service-Learning at Northeastern. The S-L Advisory Board, which began in 2006, has been an integral part of the program’s history and has helped to institutionalize service-learning at Northeastern, vision the Service-Learning Teaching Assistant program, and support building infrastructure for research and scholarship.
In addition to serving for 13 years as the co-chair of the S-L Advisory Board, Dr. Begley has and continues to make a robust contribution to the field of service-learning and community engagement on campus and in national contexts, including: teaching service-learning courses in the Department of Biology; conducting research about S-L student learning outcomes and faculty engagement with Service-Learning Teaching Assistants; and attending the Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) Research Academy designed to develop research, assessment, and evaluation skills and develop a research or assessment project on high-impact practices or other engaged learning.
We are so grateful to have had her as our co-chair for 13 years and are wishing her the best of luck as she focuses on other aspects of her teaching and research, including continued engagement with Service-Learning at Northeastern more broadly.
View examples of how student’s in Dr. Begley’s course showcased their partnerships on our Virtual EXPO, here.
Read a S-LOG post written by one of Dr. Begley’s former S-L Teaching Assistants and another highlighting a research workshop she co-facilitated on doing research about service-learning and community engagement.
For more information about service-learning and to see a full list of our board members, please take a look at our website.