Contact Service-Learning

Lynn Donahue, Director, Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
Phone: (585) 385-7342
Cell: (585) 944-8511
Office: Pioch 103C

Jenna Rossi, Co-Chair
Phone: (585) 385-8110

Deb VanderBilt, Co-Chair
Phone: (585) 385-8193

Meet the Advisory Board

Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement

For the past 15 years, Fisher has offered a comprehensive program of community engagement across academic disciplines and co-curricular offerings that can augment classroom learning, prepare students for life after college, and enhance our role in the community.

The College applied for the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement to serve as both an institution-wide self-study and an opportunity to receive recognition. This effort is supported by the Provost’s office.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching defines community engagement as the “collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.” We will be including practices that meet this definition.

If achieved, the designation will raise our profile and highlight the strengths of our students’ learning experience and contributions in the Rochester community. The process concluded in April 2014 and notification by the Carnegie Foundation will occur in January 2015.

St. John Fisher College Carnegie Classification website - For Steering Committee and Task Force members only (requires username and password)

For more information about the Community Engagement Classification, visit the Carnegie Foundation website.

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