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Washburn High-Impact Team Roster

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Washburn University

Topeka, Kansas


1700 College Ave

Topeka, KS 66621

Team led by Rick Ellis

Washburn High-Impact Team Roster                                      


High-Impact Team Roster

Washburn University

Topeka, KS




Richard Ellis

 Director: Learning in the Community & Bonner Director


(785) 670-2117

Randy Pembrook

Vice President for Academic Affairs


(785) 670-1648

Kris Hart

Associate Director of Learning in the Community


(785) 670-2287

John Dahlstrand

Assistant Dean of Student Success


(785) 670-1972

Joel Bluml

Director of Washburn Student Recreation and Wellness Center


(785) 670-1314

Darin Whitegon

Volunteer Coordinator for Big Brothers, Big Sisters


(785) 608- 8766

Micaela Sands

Washburn University Bonner Student


(785) 230-6489

Emily Juhnke

Washburn University Honor Student


(620) 217-7770

Kathy Ure Director Mobile Simulation and Community Education Washburn School of Nursing


(785) 670-1525


Karily Taylor Executive Director Marian Health Clinic


(785) 233-9780


Brief Report of Year One Strategic Plans



High-Impact Project #1


    • Name: LinCing to the Community
    • Brief Description (Vision): There will be a kiosk placed on campus that will allow students, faculty and staff to for community engagement opportunities. Community partners will submit their request outlining specific need these will be entered into a database within the kiosk system. The kiosk will actually be a touch screen set up in the library where it will be accessible to everyone.
    • HIP(s) involved: Intercultural, Internship and Community Based Learning
    • HICEP(s) involved: Place, Humility, Capacity
    • Learning Outcomes:
    • Community Capacity/Impact Outcomes: The kiosk would provide a direct contact point for community partners and faculty staff and students to connect. This will increase the involvement of Washburn with community partners.
    • Institutional Changes Desired: Initially no institutional changes will need to be made to start the project, but as the project grows it is our objective to establish a permanent kiosk for this purpose that will include display space, and technology that will allow students access to information about community partners 24/7. This will require not only fundraising, but the institution being willing to provide space and resources to keep the kiosk operational.
    • Timeline Highlights:Pilot LinCing to the community with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Between now and December 2012 we will identify and train one or more student leaders. During Spring 2013 semester we will identify space and resources needed to set up the kiosk. By February 2013 we will have students manning the kiosk for Big Brothers Big Sisters.





High-Impact Project #2


    • Name: Campus Wide Integration of High Impact Community Engagement
    • Brief Description (Vision): Integrate community engagement activities in the areas of elder care, environmental activities, health care, hunger, youth service and civic participation, as identified in the NASCE, throughout the curriculum
    • HIP(s) involved: First Year Seminar, Common Intellectual Experiences, Service Learning, CBR or Community Based Learning, Writing Intensive, and Internships, Project Based Learning
    • HICEP(s) involved: Place, Development, Sequence, Teams, Reflection
    • Learning Outcomes: 1) Critical and creative thinking, 2) Globalism, ethics, and diversity
    • Community Capacity/Impact Outcomes: Community partners will be able to address specific needs that will be addressed by students, faculty and staff through Washburn’s community engagement 
    • Institutional Changes Desired: There will need to be an expansion of community engagement activities into either existing courses or through the creation of a new course (i.e. XX102 ) to introduce community engagement to students. There will need to be a commitment to support students in summer community placements to maintain continuity with community partner’s needs. Community partners will need to recognized as co-educators and integrate into the community engagement initiative as co-educators. Potentially there could be recognition of community engagement as a component of promotion and tenure.
    • Timeline Highlights: Introduce the concept of community engagement in WU101 the first year experience seminar. Develop an avenue for expanded community engagement through either existing courses or the creation of a continuation course in the second semester of a student’s first year at Washburn. Ultimately integrate community engagement practices across the curriculum. Additionally we will need to identify community partners as participants as well as the best use for increased numbers of students to meet partner’s needs. We will also need to be able to articulate the academic connection of the community engagement work in order to bring more faculty staff and students on board. 





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