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Sideris, Sabrina C Instructor

Positions

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Research

research overview

  • As Program Director of Community Studies and instructor with the INVST Community Leadership Program, Sabrina‚Äôs professional purpose is to help young adults decide upon a livelihood that emphasizes reflective action for social and environmental change. She is passionate about fostering community and creating affordable housing options in Boulder County, and is president of the Boulder Housing Coalition Board.

keywords

  • Service-learning, community leadership, participatory ed, democratic ed and co-created, community-based learning, organizational development & curriculum reform, especially regarding leadership training, lobbying & working in campus, city, state & national political systems, Nonviolent Communication, Nonviolence Trainer for direct action & civil disobedience, grassroots organizing, innovative young adult ed, with a focus on Peace Ed & Sustainability Education

Teaching

courses taught

  • EDUC 4800 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019 / Summer 2020 / Summer 2021
    Designed to meet needs of students with topics of pertinent interest. May be repeated up to 18 total hours.
  • EDUC 5032 - College Student Leadership Development
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Surveys the study and practice of leadership and provides students with a variety of experiences to wrestle with large leadership questions. What is leadership? Who can be a leader? How is leadership an important aspect of understanding self and others?
  • FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Provide first year students with an immersive experience in an interdisciplinary topic that addresses current issues including social, technical and global topics. Taught by faculty from across campus, the course provides students with an opportunity to interact in small classes, have project based learning experiences and gain valuable communication skills. Seminar style classes focused on discussion and projects.
  • INVS 1000 - Responding to Social and Environmental Problems Through Service Learning
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    By integrating theory with required community service, students explore how problems are shaped by cultural values and how alternative value paradigms affect the definition of problems in areas such as education and the environment. Students examine different approaches to solving problems and begin to envision new possibilities. Approved for GT-SS3.
  • INVS 3100 - Multicultural Leadership: Theories, Principles and Practices
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Focuses on leadership theories and skills necessary for effectiveness in social justice settings. Students gain understanding of traditional and culturally diverse approaches to leadership and change. Community service required. Recommended prerequisite: ETHN 2001. Same as ETHN 3201.
  • INVS 3302 - Facilitating Peaceful Community Change
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Students gain knowledge and skills that enable them to become effective agents of community change. Focuses on understanding the processes of community building with a multicultural emphasis. Students are encouraged to apply their own life experiences and to examine themselves as potential change agents. Same as WGST 3302.
  • INVS 4402 - Nonviolent Social Movements
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Explores theories of democracy and development in relation to movements for nonviolent social change. Focuses on means and ends, spirituality, leadership, decision-making, civil society, cooperative economics, ecology and decentralized powers.
  • LEAD 4000 - Leadership in Context and Emerging Challenges: A Capstone
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2020
    Integrates leadership topics and experiences students pursued through the Leadership Studies Minor. Using advanced critical thinking skills, the seminar requires students to evidence their knowledge, competencies and skills related to leadership theory and practice through examining contemporary leadership challenges. Further, the seminar directs students to justify decision-making processes, demonstrating their ability to synthesize prior knowledge to effect desirable, ethical outcomes.
  • WGST 3302 - Facilitating Peaceful Community Change
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Students gain knowledge and skills that enable them to become effective agents of community change. Focuses on understanding the processes of community building with a multicultural emphasis. Students are encouraged to apply their own life experiences and to examine themselves as potential change agents. Same as INVS 3302.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)