Archive for July 2020

Changes in Service – for the Better!

[by Nicole Doherty, Director, Community Engagement] Over the past few months, you might have heard the saying, ”The only constant is change” and while this is more than true for our current world, it also applies to the Office of Community Engagement! Now, you might be thinking to yourself—I’ve never heard of that office. No […]

Transformative Service in Uganda and Guatemala

[by Jordan Hill] Have you ever wanted to travel abroad and gain valuable, life-long experiences while doing so? Drs. John Wood and Jarrett Jobe, both from the University of Central Oklahoma, have worked hard to create short term study abroad opportunities for students through which they can gain significant growth and transformative experiences. So far, […]

STLR Grows in Ireland

In the same way that STLR grew at the University of Central Oklahoma through collaboration across campus units, we have continued to be thrilled at the opportunities to collaborate with colleagues around the world. One of the most fruitful interactions to date has been our interactions with Technological University Dublin (TUD), in Blanchardstown, Ireland. After […]

Changing the ConversAsian

[by Amanda Ables] Meet Amanda Siew, a transfer student to UCO from Malaysia, majoring in Professional Media with a minor in Public Relations. She is an active member in both the Malaysian Student Association and the International Student Association. Amanda has been a STLR student in more ways than one with her STLR-funded projects that […]

Addressing Racial and Social Injustice

[Originally posted at https://blogs.uco.edu/tts/addressing-racial-and-social-injustice by Jeff King]  The Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning (CETTL) includes the 21st Century Pedagogy Institute (21CPI), Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR), and Educators’ Leadership Academy (ELA). Collectively, we serve faculty and students at UCO and beyond. In times that underscore the ongoing need to not just denounce […]

Seeing Immigration in a New Light

[by Amanda Ables] After attending a STLR faculty training, Stacy Southerland, a Spanish professor here at UCO, had the motivation and the tools to enhance one of her assignments for her introductory classes. She wanted to give students the opportunity to reach their personal academic goals, reach a course learning objective, and earn STLR credit. […]