Consistent with UMBC’s mission, The Shriver Center is helping to advance the national conversation on the role of work and service-based learning in higher education and the integration of theory and practice through the scholarship of application. Shriver Center initiatives provide opportunities for the systematic reflection and examination necessary for determining the extent to which Center programs (Professional Practice, Service-Learning, Choice Program, Peaceworker Program) have achieved their goals and objectives. The Center‚Äôs evaluation and assessment efforts provide information about Center programs (e.g. The Choice Program) that is a key in attracting continued funding, as well as other opportunities for expansion and influence in the Baltimore Metropolitan community. In turn, monetary awards and community recognition attract local, state and national attention to UMBC and The Shriver Center.

Books, Articles, and Presentations:

Joby Taylor, Ph.D. Metaphors We Serve By, Verlag Press, Summer 2008.

Thomas Penniston and Michele Wolff, “Service-Learning as a Catalyst for Attitudinal and Behavioral Changes Leading to Student Success: An Exploratory Study,” 2nd International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, July 2009.

Michele Wolff and Lori Hardesty, “Community-Campus Collaboration: The Shriver Center as a Model for Student, Faculty, and Staff Engagement,” Diversity and Civic Engagement, American Democracy Project Annual Meeting, June 2009.

Michele Wolff and Lori Hardesty, “Engaging STEM University Students in the Classroom: A Resource for Teacher Development,” 8th Annual Science in Savannah Conference, February 2008.

Michele Wolff and Shannon Tinney, “Service-Learning & College Student Success,” Academic Exchange Quarterly, Spring 2006.

Michele Wolff and Shannon Tinney, “Applied Learning as a Best Practice Model: A Strategy for Higher Education Student Success,” Association for Institutional Research, National Forum presentation, May 2006.

Michele Wolff, Mary Hyde, Ph.D., Mark Terranova, Weidong Zhu, Ph.D. and Charles Eggleton, Ph.D. “Working toward Educational Reform: The UMBC Mechanical Engineering- Shriver Center Partnership.” American Society of Engineering Education Mid-Atlantic Conference, Co-Author, Washington DC, October 2004.