One of the many classroom experiences that inspire students to become engaged in their community is having faculty who work toward civic engagement themselves. Through the Stone Soup Faculty Service Learning Award, UND’s Center for Community Engagement recognizes faculty who have demonstrated exemplary effectiveness in using service learning as a pedagogy to meet the goals of civic skills, civic knowledge, civic professionalism, and civic impact. Recently, Dr. Andrew Quinn, Associate Professor of Social Work, received the Stone Soup Faculty Service Learning Award for his work that partners students with Development Homes, Inc. (DHI) and Red River Valley Community Action.
Dr. Quinn actively provides his students with the opportunities to work with DHI and Red River Valley Community Action where they conduct research for the organizations. Dr. Quinn facilitates the research conducted with his students, which focuses on program design and results. This fall semester, students did research for five areas of DHI’s program, and this research was used to improve processes and implement new assessments at DHI.
Dr. Quinn’s work is highly appreciated by his co-workers and the organizations he partners with. It is great to see him being recognized for his involvement with student engagement and the community. Congratulations, Dr. Quinn!