PhD Graduate Elizabeth Goodhue launches new graduate student course

January 23, 2018

Elizabeth Goodhue, UCLA English PhD (2011) and Associate Director for Engaged Teaching at the UCLA Center for Community Learning, launched a new course on community-engaged pedagogy and public scholarship for graduate students in Winter 2017. The course, which supports the new graduate certificate in writing pedagogy and the English department’s growing professionalization initiatives, formed the basis for an article that appeared in the Fall 2017 edition of the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning.

This article employs the emerging theoretical framework of values-engaged assessment to examine the new course, and incorporates reflections from five graduate students who participated in the Winter 2017 seminar—including English doctoral candidates Vanessa Febo and Alexandra Verini. The research team’s collaborative narrative demonstrates that when research universities begin to position graduate student civic professional development as central to the public mission of higher education, this shift in values creates new opportunities to reimagine what it means – and what it takes – for research universities to serve the public good in the twenty-first century.

“A Values-Engaged Approach to Cultivating Civic Professionalism in Graduate Education” –