At USD, we have faculty from a variety of different disciplines who are passionate about the fostering the knowledge, skills, and values that are central to the practice of changemaking. They are committed to offering changemaking opportunities in their classes, who pursue changemaking in their scholarship, and who advance social justice at USD and beyond. These faculty work with students and community members to ensure that issues are addressed with an understanding of local context and with an appreciation of community, as well as, academic knowledge.
Through the Changemaker Champions, the Impact Linda Vista Initiative and the Community, Inclusion, Changemaking Faculty (CIC) Immersion Seminars (co-sponsored with the Karen and Tom Mulvaney Center for Community Awareness and Social Action and the Center for Inclusion and Diversity), the Hub supports faculty that want to incorporate changemaking into their pedagogy and/or research.
Changemaker Faculty Champions show passion for innovative pedagogy in their respective fields, for their scholarship, and their commitment to co-develop USD Changemaker Campus. The 2015-16 Changemaker Faculty Champions hope to advocate for collaboration among students, faculty, and community members at USD, to increase dialogue and spread awareness about what it means to be a Changemaker Campus.
The Impact Linda Vista Initiative is an educational and community engagement program designed to develop empathy and changemaker capabilities among USD students, while creating economic and social value in the Linda Vista Community. The initiative highlights current needs and opportunities by presenting issues such as the access that low-income groups have to financial and other services.
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