HECUA info session for staff, faculty, and advisors – AUGUST 9TH

Dear colleagues,
Did you know the U of M was a founding member of HECUA in 1971?! For the past 40 years, HECUA programs have been a very popular option for students interested in community-based, experiential education programs that explore social justice issues. During the 2010/2011 school year, over 75 U of M students participated in a HECUA program!
Because the programs are quite popular with students, we want to make sure advisors, staff and faculty know about the HECUA programs and how they relate to the U of M (credits, tuition, financial aid, LEs, etc). If you are new to your role or even if you think you already know everything there is to know about HECUA programs, this will be an opportunity to connect with your colleagues…and because these programs evolve to address current-day, relevant issues, we’re pretty sure you’ll learn something new about the programs offered.
This session will focus on HECUA’s domestic programs listed below; (HECUA’s international programs are housed in the Learning Abroad Center). We will be highlighting HECUA’s longest running program, MUST: Poverty, Inequality, and Social Change. Phil Sandro, the MUST program director, will be on hand to talk about the program and answer any questions you may have. He is a dynamic speaker, a great teacher, and an authority on issues of poverty and inequality in the Twin Cities, so you will not be disappointed!
If you plan to come to this session, please send me a quick RSVP (holli107@umn.edu). Thanks and we hope to see you on the 9th of August!
David Holliday (Off-campus Study Advisor) and Laurel Hirt (HECUA Board Member)
Tuesday, August 9th
Appleby 219
HECUA offers off-campus study programs that address some of the most important issues of our time. Each program takes undergraduate students off campus to engage in hands-on learning through classes, field work, and an internship. During this info session, you’ll learn more about these domestic HECUA programs:
* City Arts – explore the role of art in creating social change (16 credits – spring semester)
* Environmental Sustainability – explore the impact of science, public policy, and community action on the environment (16 credits – Fall semester)
* MUST: Poverty, Inequality and Social Change – explore poverty and inequality in the Twin Cities (16 credits – fall or spring semester)
* Writing for Social Change – explore the role creative writers, spoken word artists, and literature play in creating social change (16 credits – fall semester)
* Civil Rights Movement: History and Consequences – explore the US Civil Rights Movement through a 2-week tour of the South (4-6 credits – May-term)
* Environment and Agriculture: Sustainable Food Systems – understand sustainability through the lens of the US food system (4-6 credits – May-term)
For more information or these programs, please contact a HECUA advisor at 612-626-2044, hecuausa@umn.edu, 240 Appleby Hall or visit www.offcampusstudy.umn.edu.