Marsha Olson joins Center for Community Engagement & Learning as Associate Director
by UAA Center for Community Engagement & Learning |
The Center for Community Engagement & Learning is pleased to welcome Marsha Olson (Assistant Professor, University Studies), in the role of Associate Director.
Olson has served UAA for 11 years, teaching courses in Communication and University Studies. She has been involved with the Center for Community Engagement and Learning for the last five years. She has implemented community-engaged projects in her courses, led and developed events and programming for the Center, been involved in the Center's Advisory Council work, and served as a Faculty Fellow in connection with CCEL's annual Democracy and Civic Action Week.
The Campus Vote Project is one example of Olson's exceptional work in using the recognized High Impact Practice of community-engaged teaching and learning. The Campus Vote Project has involved a collaborative partnership between Olson, students in her classes, the League of Women Voters, and UAA Student Life and Leadership. This project has resulted in a substantial increase in the number of UAA students who are registered voters (from just over 50% to over 80%) and in UAA earning a national designation as a Voter-Friendly Campus.