Service Learning Colloquia Speakers

Kristina Scott

Kristina Scott

Kristina Scott is Executive Director of the Alabama Poverty Project, a statewide 501c3 organization dedicated to eliminating poverty in Alabama. APP also hosts several service learning initiatives including the Higher Education Coalition and the Lifetime of Learning conference

Academic and Community Partnerships
Authentic engagement requires development of sustainable and reciprocal partnerships between the university and community. It is also key to creating transformative service-learning experiences for students and their faculty mentors as part of collaborative and dynamic relationships in the community. Ms. Scott spoke on the necessity of collaborative partnerships in battling significant issues such as systemic poverty. She also noted the value of service-learning as an engagement methodology, and the significant impact it can have as a "transformational" rather than "transactional" process.

Powerpoint Presentation

Portland State "Guide to Reciprocal Community-Campus Partnerships"

Kettering Foundation article: "University Outreach in Communities: The Limits of Expertise"

Kristina Scott spoke on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, in the Auburn University Student Center.

Last Updated: November 8, 2013