On January 5, 15 Arts and Sciences faculty members gathered for a workshop about the NSF-SENCER initiative – Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibility.
The "housecall" workshop was led by SENCER Principal Investigator David Burns, and SENCER associates Monica Devanas, Terry McGuire, and Jeannette Haviland-Jones, all of Rutgers University. The workshop provided a forum for discussion about the SENCER ideals--to stimulate student interest in the sciences.
SENCER courses contain interdisciplinary components and incorporate civic engagement, using active learning pedagogies.
Organizers Pat Wilson and Peg McManus, who represented La Salle as an Advance Team at a SENCER conference in the summer, welcome any faculty who are interested in joining this initiative.