civicEngUMA's Office of Civic Engagement is hosting its first annual Service Learning Round Table Discussion on February 11th, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Richard Randall Fireside Lounge on the Augusta campus.

Faculty from various disciplines will meet with representatives of local organizations to explore how service learning courses in the wide array of disciplines offered at UMA could benefit community partners.

After brief remarks, community representatives will have the opportunity to meet with as many UMA faculty members as possible to brainstorm possible collaborations.  Through timed one on one conversations, community reps will move from one table to another every 15 minutes to talk with UMA faculty members to brainstorm solutions for individual organizations and community problems and/or positively impact organizational capacity building.

Community Agencies Attending:

  • Sheriff Randall Liberty from the Kennebec Sheriff's Office
  • Augusta City Manager, William Bridgeo
  • Bread of Life
  • Augusta Food Bank
  • Three Represenatives from MaineGeneral
  • Two Represenatives from YMCA
  • Assistant Principal, Jan Rollins Cony Jr High and High Schools
  • Community Connections
  • Kids Consortium
  • Capitol Clubhouse
  • Equality Maine
  • Spectrum Generations
  • Green St. Church
  • The Alfond Center for Youth
  • Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Maine Hospice Council

UMA Faculty Attending:

  • Greg Fahy, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Susan Baker, Associate Professor of Science
  • Lynne King, Professor of Nursing
  • James Cook, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences
  • Cindy Dean, Assistant Professor of Education & Coordinator of Teacher Certification
  • Tom Giordano, Associate Professor of Accounting
  • Grace Leonard, Professor of Psychology and Mental Health
  • Dianne Carrick, Internship Coordinator
  • Sabra Burdick, Adjunct Faculty member Mental Health and Human Services
  • Jill Rubinson, Professor of English
  • Greg Jolda, Lecturer in CIS/Aviation Program Coordinator
  • Jodi Williams, Associate Professor of Information and Library Services