Meetings are free, open to all UA students, and start at 4 PM!
The SCOPE Executive Committee will introduce the organization, discuss plans for the upcoming school year, and answer any questions new members may have.
Dr. Samory Pruitt, Vice President of the Division of Community Affairs, will discuss his work in community engagement. The Division of Community Affair’s mission is to improve the quality of life for the people of Alabama through quality programs that connect their mission of teaching, research, and service.
Mr. Stephen Black is the Director of the Center of Ethics and Responsibility at UA, which seeks to help faculty members develop service learning courses that engage community organizations in partnerships in order to facilitate student development of a distinctive definition of moral and civic maturity. He will discuss his work in service learning in the Center.
Ms. Paige Bolden is the Coordinator of Intercultural Engagement at UA’s Crossroads Center. She will be facilitating a P.I.E workshop, which consists of a series of interactive experiences designed to increase cultural competency and skills in order to foster a more inclusive culture in organizations and the broader community.
Dr. Jim McLean, Executive Director of the Center for Community Based Partnerships, will demonstrate how to code, prepare, and enter data into a spreadsheet analysis by most any of the statistical analysis software available.
Dr. Billy Kirkpatrick is the Executive Director of West Alabama Aids Outreach, a community organization that educates the local community about HIV/AIDS and provides services for those affected by the disease. He will discuss community engagement from the perspective of a community partner.
Dr. Jen Nickelson, an Associate Professor in the College of Human Environmental Sciences, will discuss her work on the Health Lab, a community partnership formed with the University to address health issues in Holt, Alabama.