W&L’s Stephanie Sandberg Named Community-Based Learning Senior Fellow The Community-Based Learning Fellows Program intends to deepen the high-impact practice and pedagogy of community-based learning at W&L.
Stephanie Sandberg, assistant professor in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Film Studies at Washington and Lee University, was recently selected as W&L’s Community-Based Learning (CBL) senior fellow.
The Community-Based Learning Fellows Program intends to deepen the high-impact practice and pedagogy of community-based learning at W&L by facilitating opportunities for faculty and instructors to engage resources and make connections with experts beyond the university.
Through the fellowship, Sandberg will attend the Imagining America (IA): Artists and Scholars in Public Life conference. According to IA’s website, “by working across institutional, disciplinary and community divides, IA encourages and supports public scholarship, cultural organizing and campus change that inspires collective imagination, knowledge-making and civic action on pressing public issues.” Sandberg will bring back her knowledge from the conference and apply it to W&L’s campus community engagement and understanding of CBL practices.
“For the past 25 years, my work in theater and film has focused on creating community partnerships around an issue or series of issues, and from those community relationships, building plans and films that advocate for social change,” Sandberg said.
Sandberg has created eight original works with community organizations and W&L students. Her most recent work was the award-winning documentary “Intimate Violence.” She is also working on a new documentary about loneliness with the American Psychological Association.
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