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Patti Clayton
Plenary Speaker

Patti H. Clayton, Ph.D. (1995, UNC-Chapel Hill), is founding Director of the Center for Excellence in Curricular Engagement in the Office of the Provost at NC State University. She serves as a Senior Scholar with the Center for Service and Learning at IUPUI and has been a Faculty Fellow with National Campus Compact’s Project on Integrating Service with Academic Study as well a Finalist for the Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service-Learning.

Clayton leads a multi-faceted scholarship agenda and co-develops with a student/faculty leadership team the Center’s critical reflection and assessment model, student leadership roles, and faculty and curriculum development processes. She has integrated service-learning into her own courses for the past eight years, and in all aspects of her work she seeks to support the growth of students and faculty as scholars and citizens through creating with them opportunities for reflective practice, leadership, and mentoring.

Clayton and her student and faculty colleagues are producing an instructors’ guide and a student tutorial on critical reflection (forthcoming from Stylus Publishing). They have book chapters in Teaching and Learning through Inquiry (Virginia Lee, ed., 2004), Students as Colleagues: Expanding the Circle of Service-Learning Leadership (Zlotkowski, Williams, and Longo, eds., 2006), Establishing and Sustaining the Community Service- Learning Professional:  A Workbook for Self-Directed Learning (Jacoby and Mutascio, eds., in press), and Higher Education and Civic Engagement – International Perspectives (McIlrath and MacLabhrainn, eds., 2007

For more information, contact the Center for Community Engagement, Learning, and Leadership
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