Concurrent Sessions

Conference Program (PDF)

 

Session 1 | Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Students as Health Coaches: Creating a free Service to help Improve the Health of their Community while Developing new Skills.
Walk away from this interactive session with fresh ideas on how to place students as Health Coaches in an assortment of community settings, from shopping malls to homeless shelters. Using a low resource model, communities can utilize students from a variety of academic courses (kinesiology, nursing, social work, etc.) to gain skills in coaching community members to improve their health by keeping a personal health record when interacting with a range of health settings. Participants will understand the multitude of benefits of a Student Health Coach program to communities, students and agencies.

PRESENTERS:
Michelle D. Kelly, Sonoma State University
Linda Allen, St. Joseph Health System, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital
Trang X Le, Sonoma State University

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Community
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Beginning

Student Service Leadership Layers: Create a Natural Pathway to High-Impact Opportunities
The Weber State University Community Engaged Leader Program meets each student at his/her level of community engagement skill and interest by providing a multi-leveled approach to community engagement that meets critical community needs in the areas of education, poverty, special needs and youth programs. WSU students may progress as a leader within this program within the levels of novice, apprentice, proficient and distinguished, creating a natural pathway to high impact community engagement. You will learn criteria and technique to replicate a similar model on your own campus in this interactive session.

PRESENTERS:
Mike Moon, Weber State University, Center for Community Engaged Learning
Trevor Annis, Weber State University, Center for Community Engaged Learning

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS:
Student
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

Effective Social Media in Ten Minutes a Day: Making Connections and Enhancing Partnerships
Social media has become a critical way to develop and enhance partnerships and make connections across the globe. Through this medium, organizations can instantly share information, gather feedback, support partners in education and in communities, and enhance programming without the constraints of space. In this session, participants will hear about how the Washington State University Center for Civic Engagement utilizes social media to enhance both distant and local partnerships, will learn the basics of connecting with stakeholders through social media, will discuss how their organization does and can use social media to enhance partnerships, and will learn how to run a successful social media campaign using a minimal amount of time.

PRESENTER:
Erin McIlraith, Washington State University Center for Civic Engagement
Ashlie Grilz, Washington State University Center for Civic Engagement

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Institutional
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Beginning

Engaging & Educating Communities, Teachers & Learners, through a "Physics Pedagogy & Outreach S/L" Course
Our "Physics Pedagogy & Outreach" service-learning course does more than build bridges between higher education and communities, it excites both community leaders, citizens, teachers, professors, and learners, into becoming a TEAM. Conference attendees that participate in our presentation will gain knowledge, skills, and support in preparing their own program to match the program we have at Fresno State University. I will show in detail how our program builds bridges between higher education and communities, prepares students to be skilled educators and leaders, locally and globally. I will also show how my students learn to solve community issues, and applyeducation to the dynamic work force.

PRESENTERS:
Don Williams, Fresno State University
Raymond Hall, Fresno State University

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Community
AUDIENCE LEVEL:
Beginning

Workforce Development through Service-Learning Experiences in Culinary Arts and Nutrition Science
Culinary Arts and Nutrition programs link workforce development and community-engaged learning through hands-on service within the local community. This workshop will explore and demonstrate the process that Johnson and Wales University (JWU) students took to facilitate a learning experience with Denver Green School (DGS) elementary students. JWU students taught DGS students about foods that are available in their community and how to utilize them. Jamie Daugherty, a faculty member at JWU, will facilitate a hands-on experience that can be used in existing curriculums including reflection strategies and the evaluation process. Lesson plan templates will be provided in order for all students to benefit from the power of service-learning environments.

PRESENTER:
Jamie Daughtery, Johnson & Wales University

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Faculty
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Beginning

Diversity, Power and Privilege: Minding the Gaps in Student Learning and Curricular Design through Reflection
Diversity, power, and privilege (DPP) play a critical role in community engagement and are often core to the desired learning outcomes. Research shows that exposure to difference doesn't automatically increase competence-just as service itself doesn't generate learning-yet explicit conversation about intercultural competence is often lacking. Through the Community Engagement Scholars Program's DPP theme, we engage students in critical reflection and work to bridge gaps for students whose disciplines may not explore DPP. Drawing on Bennett's Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity and Baxter Magolda's work on Self-Authorship, we will examine student writing and common responses to DPP along with how to support and challenge student learning.

PRESENTERS:
Laura Dammer Hess, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Katie Peacock, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Student
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

Civic Engagement, Education, and Employment: Examining Linkages and Leveraging Outcomes
The issue of employability of graduates is rapidly becoming a major institutional priority as political and workplace pressure as well as that of students and parents continue to build with consequences in both reputation and funding, private and federal. A team of senior service-learning professionals with a wide range of backgrounds, roles and experience will address the issue citing criticisms of the academy and exploring how the contributions of service-learning and education-based civic engagement may gain increasing credibility as a critical factor in closing the perceived education/employability gap. The session will introduce pilot programs and will include interactive problem solving and strategy building activities and outcomes.

PRESENTERS:
Judy Hutchinson, Azusa Pacific University | Elaine Ikeda, California Campus Compact
Judy Botelho, California State University | Christine Cress, Portland State University

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Institutional
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Advanced

1. Adventures in Facilitating the Social Change Model of Leadership
Are you looking for an easy, fun, and exciting way to engage others in their leadership development? Come learn of tried and practiced methods using the Social Change Model of Leadership with students. Participants will hear witty and humorous first hand experiences that can occur when on an adventure of facilitating the Social Change Model!
PRESENTER: Kassi Rolin, WSU Center for Civic Engagement

2. Educating Empathetic, Effective and Ethical Public Service Leaders: How to Prepare Graduates for the Dynamic Global Workforce and Service the Public Good
In this era of complex global challenges related to education, health, and sustainability, universities must effectively prepare students to be empathetic and skilled leaders. What resources and programs best support students and graduates who desire to apply their education to solve these critical issues?
PRESENTER: Jim Murray, Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Student
AUDIENCE LEVEL:
Beginning, Intermediate

Integrating Community-Engaged Pedagogies into Graduate Courses
Join us to learn about USF's pilot of a Graduate-Level Community-Engaged Learning Seminar for faculty and community partners. Participants will receive practical information about seminar content, academic resources, collaborative planning, and implementation; and hear reflections and tips from staff, faculty, and community partners who were involved. The presentation will serve as a foundation for roundtable discussions on resources, examples, best practices, challenges, and opportunities of integrating community-engaged learning into graduate programs and courses. Our hope is to build a network of colleagues that will remain in conversation about this topic post-conference.

PRESENTERS:
Star Moore, University of San Francisco
Danie Belfield, Meals on Wheels San Francisco
Kevin Lo, School of Management, University of San Francisco

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Institutional
AUDIENCE LEVEL:
Intermediate

Those who Can, Teach! Expanding Civic Engagement through Service-Learning Training
This interactive presentation aims to develop skills that can be used in service-learning training and is intended for faculty, administrators, community partners and students. The workshop addresses two specific gaps: the gap between these four participant roles in the practice of service-learning training; and the gap between experienced and future service-learning practitioners, particularly in local and international settings with limited experience of service-learning. Through facilitated discussion and group activities, the presentation aims to increase participants' confidence and ability as service-learning trainers by identifying resources and best practices, and by generating strategies to develop and execute service-learning training programs. Intended for all audiences.

PRESENTERS:
Dawn Macy, California State University, Fullerton
Saul Tobias, California State University, Fullerton
Amanda Humber, California State University, Fullerton
Mary Ann Foo, Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Association

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Institutional
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate


Session 2 | Thusday, April 3, 2014 | 9:45 am - 11:00 am

The Prism Effect of Service-Learning on Community College Students
Community colleges have offered service-learning since the 1960s, yet most research on service-learning has been conducted with four-year college and university students. Learn what two researchers discovered over the past decade while assessing service-learning's outcomes for community college students. Like a prism that breaks a beam of light into multiple colors, one service-learning experience concurrently affects student learning, civic engagement, retention, interpersonal skills, critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and career and leadership development. Compare your own program's impact to national results by using a tool that gauges the holistic findings of service-learning's multiple simultaneous effects on students.

PRESENTERS:
Gail Robinson, Community College National Center for Community Engagement
Gail Jessen, Salt Lake Community College
Emily Morrison, George Washington University

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Student
AUDIENCE LEVEL:
Intermediate

The Evolution of Service-Learning in Hawaii: Coming Together to Embrace the Gaps
A panel of presenters representing stakeholders from across the service-learning experience, including students, service-learning program coordinators, service recipients, community leaders, service-learning faculty for different kinds of service-learning, and VISTAs, will discuss various gaps in education and community experiences. Each panelist will explain how these issues have come to be addressed over the past 20 years through diverse service-learning programs and activities in the Hawaii and Pacific Islands region. The topics include the need to connect learning on campus with environmental sustainability and the broader community, bridging the digital divide, literacy, and college preparation.

PRESENTERS:
Tanya Renner, Kapi'oplani Community College
Atina Pascua, Hawaii Pacific Islands Campus Compact

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Community
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

The Role of Faculty in a Course-Based Peer Mentoring and Service-Learning Program
Through National Campus Compact's Connect2Complete (C2C) program, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, nine community colleges in Florida, Ohio and Washington piloted programs that combine peer mentors and peer assisted service-learning for students in developmental education courses. C2C supports the most vulnerable students to achieve academic success and to actively engage with their various communities. As part of C2C, Campus Compact initiated the Faculty Fellows Community of Practice enabling faculty to share strategies for service-learning and peer mentoring. Individual campuses also developed faculty fellow programs. In this workshop, participants will learn about the C2C model, unique approaches to C2C implementation in three Washington communities.

PRESENTERS:
Meg Connelly, Edmonds Community College
Jerry Workman, Big Bend Community College
Dyane Haynes, Green River Community College

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Faculty
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

Providing a Continuum of Services for Veterans
The University of Hawaii System in tandem with the Veterans Administration (VA) has been developing a set of holistic veteran programs. With the implementation of the VA's most generous educational benefit, the Post 9/11 GI Bill, veterans have been returning to campuses throughout the nation. Since then, the University of Hawaii System has had an influx of this unique student population. Recognizing that this population has specific and unique needs, the UH System has been creating a continuum of service by allowing the VA to place a VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) Rehabilitation Counselor on Leeward Community College, Manoa, and Hawaii Pacific University (HPU). The VSOC directly connects veterans to all benefits that the VA offers. In addition to that, two of the ten campuses have erected a Veteran's Resource Center (VRC). These Centers provide veterans with a wealth of information and resources. The Vet Centers work very closely with the campuses. The Mobile Vet Center visits most campuses several times a year. Education plays a pivotal role in the success of our veteran population and facilitates their transition from military life to civilian life. These services that are located on our campuses provide them with easier access.

PRESENTERS:
William Newton, Office of Veterans Support Services
Chris Slavens, Office of Veterans Support Services
Heather Smith, Office of Veterans Support Services
Leanne Gwen, Office of Veterans Support Services

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Engaged Campus: Civic-Minded Culture and Initiatives
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Beginning, Intermediate

Promoting Student Voice through Public Discourse: Dialogue, Debate, & Reflection
One of the most important and effective ways for higher education to promote an engaged campus and a civic-minded culture is to provide students with opportunities to discuss, debate, and reflect on the pressing issues of our communities and the world. Students who engage with these challenges will be civic-minded citizens who can better contribute to a democratic society. Join a presentation and discussion of Washington State University's Public Forums initiative. Participants will learn the details of the WSU program and about the research that supports the importance of public dialogue for students. Session participants will also have the opportunity to consider adaptability of the model for their campus or community environment.

PRESENTERS:
Melanie Brown, Washington State University
Ben Calabretta, Washington State University | Erin Mcilraith, Washington State University
Kassi Rolin, Washington State University

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Student
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

Creating Communities of Practice for Continuing Engagement in Social Change
Portland State University implemented a program in 2011, Communities of Practice for Continuing Engagement, to support students and alumni in becoming lifelong participants in community-based social change. The program builds upon the Capstone Program within which "communities of practice" for continuing engagement are formed. These are thematic spaces for critical reflection, skill-building and continued engagement. Seminars, workshops, connections to community organizations, resources and other forms of support are available for students, alumni and community members. Initials lessons, challenges and opportunities will be presented in this paradigm shifting approach to engagement that attempts to bridge the university and post-university worlds.

PRESENTERS:
David Osborn, Portland State University | Seanna Kerrigan, Portland State University
Celine Fitzmaurice, Portland State University

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Institutional
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program: breaking down barriers through transformative education
Participants are invited to learn how The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program builds community connections in spite of the walls that separate us. We organize and facilitate college courses offered behind prison walls, for both incarcerated and non-incarcerated students. Inside-Out is related to the work of educators such as Hooks, Friere, and Horton, and we endeavor to combine a critical, "problem-posing" pedagogy with justice-oriented models of community engagement and service-learning. You will participate in an interactive exercise, and see first-hand how intergroup dialogue can transform students' perspectives and encourage their development into productive, engaged citizens. Questions of replication and logistics will be addressed.

PRESENTERS:
Deanna Chappell Belcher, University of Oregon | Nina Sobotka, University of Oregon
Jordan Wilkie, University of Oregon | Lori Pompa, Temple University
Tyrone Werts, Inside-Out

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Faculty
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Advanced

LET'S TALK STORY: HOW TO SHARE YOUR WORK IN EDUCATION, IN COMMUNITIES, AND ACROSS THE GLOBE
Our session focuses on strategies to help community engagement and service-learning practitioners strategically share their work in education, in communities, and across the globe. We'll weave the Hawaiian practice of "Talk Story" into a practical session that demonstrates telling our stories and the impact of our work, for our growth/sustainability.Participants will: engage in creatively describing their programs, outcomes, and impacts; discuss strategies for program sustainability and growth; explore a wide variety of methods/communication techniques for dissemination and promotion; and gain experience in collaborating and co-creating reflective practices to utilize in a variety of ways, with a variety of constituents, to share data on impact.

PRESENTERS:
Elaine Ikeda, California Campus Compact
Annie Bolick Floss, Humboldt State University

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Institutional
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

Integrating Interfaith Cooperation and Community Engagement
In response to the recent integration of the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with interfaith initiatives, this roundtable will focus on developing global civic leaders through interfaith programming that intentionally incorporates community engagement. The roundtable will highlight successful community-engaged interfaith programs and initiatives at the University of La Verne that can be replicated at other institutions. The roundtable will be practical, and will provide "how-to" information, strategies, tips for collaboration, programatic ideas, curricular initiatives, lessons learned, and the use of the assessment tool, Pluralism & Worldview Engagement Rubric, for assessing interfaith programs and initiatives.

PRESENTERS:
Zandra Wagoner, University of La Verne
Marisol Morales, University of La Verne

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Student
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

A Musical Model: Bridging Gaps in Education, Providing Access to the Arts, and Generating a Spirit of Community
Composer Benjamin Boone was commissioned to write a composition for The Youth Orchestras of Fresno. Rather than simply writing a piece of music, he crafted a multi-dimensional community-engagement project that included K-6 students from underserved schools, their families, audience members, a high school mariachi band, and orchestral performers of all levels. Conference participants will first learn the details of this project, then work together to transform one of their professional activities into a service-learning or community engagement project.

PRESENTER:
Benjamin Boone, California State University, Fresno

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Faculty
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Beginning


Session 3 | Thursday, April 3, 2014 | 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

CAPES! Soaring together for Acceptance and Inclusion for All!
Individuals with disabilities are frequently excluded from opportunities fundamentally inherent for individuals without disabilities; particularly in the school environment. This interactive presentation will place you in the role of teacher and student while exploring challenges associated with each when disabilities play a factor. We will discuss a community based program (CAPES!) developed to bridge the gaps in education, community, and society while simultaneously enhancing the skills, efficacy, and empathy of pre-service teachers to make them positive agents of change for not only individuals with disabilities, but for all learners. We will focus on changes in perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes CAPES! has on pre-service teachers.

PRESENTERS:
James Zagrodnik, Weber State University
Natalie Williams, Weber State University

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Faculty
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Beginning

Bridging The Gap: School to School
Geared toward participants with any level of service-learning experience, this session will focus on the partnership between Washington State University, Vancouver and Image Elementary School. We will discuss the ways in which the two educational institutions work together to create an extended learning environment committed to closing the opportunity gap in grades K through 5. This interactive session will provide participants with strategies, tools, and sample materials to assist those who might be interested in developing and implementing a similar program. Participants will be invited to continue conversations started in this session via Facebook.

PRESENTERS:
Kandy Robertson, Washington State University, Vancouver
Terri McReynolds, Washington State University, Vancouver

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Faculty
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

Utilizing Critical Service-learning to Ease College Transitions
How can we use critical service-learning to bridge the gap between academic learning and engaged citizenship? Too often there is a divide between the goals of academic departments and that of civic engagement offices. This presentation offers ways in which academic colleges can utilize service-learning to directly achieve learning outcomes, while also ensuring that new students successfully transition into the university. Instruction on aligning project learning objectives with academic initiatives and critical service-learning theories will be presented. This interactive session is helpful for professionals seeking to gain tangible skills on how to incorporate civic engagement in academic spaces.

PRESENTERS:
Karen M. Ast, Oregon State University
LeeAnn Baker, Oregon State University

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Institutional
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Beginning

Breakfast or Books?: Feeding Hungry Students with a New Community-based Model of Food distribution
Feed 400 students, staff and community members monthly with NO initial or ongoing dollar investment!? What's the catch? And what might be the challenges for your campus? Your participation in this workshop will inform your decision about taking the next steps in the development of a food pantry for your students, staff and local community members. Fun and informative, this workshop helps you determine your need, your potential and your options.

PRESENTERS:
Vernette Doty, University of California, Merced
Le'Trice Curl, University of California, Merced

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Institutional
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

Wisdom of the Elders: Bridging Generation Gaps through Community-Based Research
For millennia elders played significant roles in the educational process. The professionalization of modern educational institutions marginalized the role of elders. Multi-generational service-learning and community-based research, as part of a Connect2Complete program, provides a model for enhancing student success by bringing elders, alongside peer advocates, back into higher education. Participate in a transcription project as English and Anthropology faculty, staff and, via multimedia, students and elders, share multi-generational collaborations reviving traditional foods systems, a Tribal Canoe Journey on the Salish Sea, and the collection of oral histories to complement archaeological projects with Japanese and island fishing communities.

PRESENTERS:
Thomas Murphy, Edmonds Community College
Erin Ryan-Peuela, Edmonds Community College
Daniel Griesbach, Edmonds Community College

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Faculty
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

Getting with the Program: Bridging the Achievement, Opportunity and Teacher Diversity Gaps with Service-Learning
Institutionalizing service-learning in teacher education poses promise and challenges in bridging the achievement, opportunity and teacher diversity gap. Presenters will examine challenges and share models engaging college students in service-learning in a/an: (1) EDUC 115 FIG course for Woodring College of Education Future Scholars, designed to recruit diverse future teachers; (2) "Culture, Diversity and Education"​ foundation course; (3) Masters in Teaching program; and, (4) a partnership between Sterling Meadows Migrant/Farmworker Housing, Shuksan Middle School and WCE illustrating how providing holistic academic/social support to K-12 Latino youth and their families can bridge opportunity, achievement and teaching diversity gaps.

PRESENTERS:
Angela Harwood, Western Washington University, Woodring College of Education
Lisa Moulds, Western Washington University
Lindsey Karas, Sterling Meadows Mercy Migrant Housing
Sharence Steinkamp, Shuksan Middle School

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Institutional
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

Connecting Online Students to their Communities through Civic Engagement
For online students, there is often a disconnect between the student, their community, and their institution. At Washington State University's Center for Civic Engagement, the aim is to connect online students with their community through civic engagement in a variety of ways. Come learn about the program and how to implement strategies and practices at your own institution, including how the CCE's relationships with key stakeholders such as online faculty, online student government, and distant community partners allow us to support and enhance our online students' college experience through place-based civic engagement.

PRESENTERS:
Ben Calabretta, Washington State University, Center for Civic Engagement
Tiffanie Braun, Washington State University, Center for Civic Engagement
Erin McIlraith, Washington State University, Center for Civic Engagement
Kristen Koenig, Washington State University, Center for Civic Engagement

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Student
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Advanced

Service-learning for Students of Color, Working class and Immigrant students: Expanding a Popular Pedagogical Model
Service-learning was conceptualized in the late part of the 20th century in the United States as a way to connect more affluent, majority white students to the poor. What happens when this pedagogical method is deployed for a student body that is more racially and economically diverse? Four presenters discuss experience-based outcomes of their work emphasizing the reciprocal relationships that are built when university students from various racial, ethnic, socio-cultural and economic backgrounds are connected with social movement organizations or agencies that focus on issues related to students' own community struggles and lived experiences, to develop leadership and essential intercultural competencies for their future careers.

PRESENTERS:
Vivian Price, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Jana Shadduck-Hernandez, UCLA, Center for Labor Research and Education
Kimberly R. King, California State University, Los Angeles
Gail Buck, Biola University
Vanessa Lopez, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Gregory Lewis, California State University, Dominguez Hills

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Faculty
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

Bridging Health and Success For Low-Income Youth: A Community/Campus Service-Learning Partnership
California State University Fullerton partnered with the Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA), Magnolia High School, and Anaheim Union High School District, to provide a service-learning program of college students to tutor, mentor, and support a yearly cohort of 40 Asian and Pacific Islander (API) and other low-income high school youth to improve their academics and make healthier choices in life to become future successful, skilled global civic leaders. Conference participants will learn about our developmental assets-based program and reflect on recommendations for developing sustainable campus-community partnerships to promote successful service-learning and civic engagement youth programs locally and globally.

PRESENTERS:
Tu-Uyen Nguyen, California State University, Fullerton
Ashley Cheri, Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance
Ben Quan, Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance
Anthony Villanueva, California State University, Fullerton
Jody Cajudo, Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance
Robin Turner, Magnolia High School

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Community
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Beginning

Integrating Service-learning into Environmental Studies Curriculum: An Interactive Showcase of Solutions
Our session focuses on how environmental science faculty at University of Alaska Anchorage work together to deliver service-learning opportunities within departmental curriculum. We will: 1) show how service-learning bridges the gap between classroom-based knowledge and on-the-ground skill-building; 2) share lessons learned by partnering with community organizations to engage students in problem-solving situations; and 3) demonstrate how service-learning cultivates environmental stewardship. Participants will compare different means for using service-learning within the environmental sciences, develop strategies for overcoming challenges when working with community partners, and design tools for assessing project effectiveness.

PRESENTERS:
Shannon Donovan, University of Alaska, Anchorage
Audrey Taylor, University of Alaska, Anchorage
Jamie Trammell, University of Alaska, Anchorage

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Faculty
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

 

Session 4 | Thursday, April 3, 2014 | 12:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Injustice, Inequity, & Violence against Women: Community-Engaged Strategies for Research & Teaching
Higher education can more effectively address inequities when faculty integrate community-engaged practices across research and teaching. This workshop draws on a program of community-engaged teaching and research that incorporates multiple voices (e.g., students; youth/adult participants; university, community partners), perspectives (e.g., research, policy, practice), and methods (e.g., interviews, interventions) to address inequities following violence against women. The case study will emphasize the role that community partners play in the development of integrated research-teaching approaches, from project inception (e.g., identifying questions) to implementation (e.g., research funding from the Campus Compact of the Mountain West).

PRESENTER:
Anne DePrince, University of Denver

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Faculty
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

We're Getting the Ones Who already Survived
It is imperative that universities and community colleges as, centers of learning and workforce development within their respective communities, become part of a larger conversation with K-12 institutions to develop a "civic engagement pipeline."​ Institutions of higher education must be attuned to the challenges that many K-12 students face economically and culturally and the challenges that teachers face working within these institutions. Our guiding question for our session, "How do we assist in bridging the gaps in civic engagement within education." We have designed an interactive session where participants role-play and then design true civic engagement continuums within their communities.

PRESENTERS:
Lynne Slivovsky, California Polytechnic State University
Frank DeRego Jr., Maui Economic Development Board

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Institutional
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

Local Knowledge: Community Based Learning and Action
Higher Education institutions have resources that local communities struggle to access. This same divide plagues rural communities near urban centers rich in services. The Community Based Learning program "Local Knowledge" at The Evergreen State College demonstrates investment in rural neighboring public schools and immigrant learners. Using interdisciplinary, team taught, theme based curriculum, education and documentary filmmaking faculty worked with 45 undergraduates to uncover the community needs and facilitate solutions in a timber dependent Washington State town. Hear how undergraduates used qualitative research methods, analyzed historical documents, conducted observations, interviewed and videotaped immigrant advocates and educators.

PRESENTER:
Ellen Shortt Sanchez, The Evergreen State College

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Faculty
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

When Crossing the Street is an Issue: Building Communities and Leaders by Keeping off the Pavement
For six years, the City of Portland has partnered with the Civic Leadership academic program at Portland State University to address key community issues and to challenge students / other emerging community leaders. Portland has over 60 miles of unimproved (dirt) streets and affected communities want it to change. This session will showcase how PSU students work with residents and city bureaus to identify and implement sustainable alternatives to paved roads. In this highly interactive session participants will: explore what a 21st century liberal education might look like; learn about neighborhood canvassing in the context of civic leadership; and assist presenters in setting a research agenda for helping mitigate this glaring gap in Portland's infrastructure.

PRESENTERS:
Kevin Kecskes, Portland State University
Brain Hoop, City of Portland
Samantha Cooper, Portland State University

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Faculty
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

Dialogues Across Difference: The Practice of Civic Reflection
To succeed, we must see ourselves as participants in something larger than our day to day activities. Each of us can help others improve their scholarship, academic performance, service, and work. With the proper tools, we can help solve problems and bridge the gaps in education, healthcare, economic disparity. This session will demonstrate a civic reflection technique. We will engage in a highly interactive exercise that explores fundamental questions of civic engagement, service, community, and leadership. You will leave the session with a better understanding of self, colleagues, and with a tool that can be used in your own classrooms and communities to foster more civic leadership.

PRESENTER:
Dean McGovern, Montana Campus Compact

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Faculty
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

It's more than pulling weeds: College and K-12 students help the environment and meet science outcomes together
Explore the excitement of a project that engages students from different generations as they learn about science while working together in the community. College biology students were paired with fifth grade students as they participated in the ecological restoration of a Garry oak woodland. Faculty built solid bridges between students and their community based on a sound pedagogical foundation. During this session we will share an overview of the project, what we have learned about designing this type of project, and how to support its sustainability. Participants will be invited to share their own experiences with college/K-12 partnerships.

PRESENTERS:
Elysia Mbuja, Pierce College
Karen Harding, Pierce College

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Faculty
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Beginning

 

The Role of Capacity in Achieving Reciprocity: Supporting culturally diverse micro-nonprofits
This session draws on several years of service-learning courses, CBR and partnership work in communities of immigrant and refugee backgrounds aimed at capacity-building with emerging micro-nonprofit organizations. We seek to foster mutually beneficial relationships that can be replicated across engaged learning curricula. Through a Conversation experience, participants will explore how they define and assure reciprocity for students and community partners. We will address the principles and lessons which led us to develop our nonprofit incubator model. We will then discuss with participants the results of the Conversation and compare them with our own research findings to highlight the promising practices.

PRESENTERS:
Nancy Basinger, Bennion Center, University of Utah
Rosemarie Hunter, University Neighborhood Partners, University of Utah

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Community
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Advanced

BOB Talk 1. Human Hubris
Humankind will number 9 billion by 2050. With recent global declines in fertility, world population is projected to reach 11 billion by 2150. Global growth in the Homo sapien population is enough of a threat to get us to radically change our ways. Climate change is another threat to us, our primate cousins, and other species. Climate change is the first global "natural selection" our species has ever confronted. The planet will survive, but which human populations will survive, and which will perish or need to relocate? Where will we put the climate change refugees?
PRESENTER: Bob Franco, Kapi'olani CC/UH

BOB Talk 2. Students Gain an "EDGE" Through Engaged Learning at Southern Utah University
This presentation will showcase a unique university-wide program in engaged learning that was developed and implemented in less than three years at Southern Utah University. Known as "The EDGE" (Education Designed to Give Experience), this program is supported by five new Engagement Centers/Tracks that include service-learning and community engagement, along with centers for creative, global, leadership, and outdoor engagement. Under our working theme of "Student Initiated, Faculty Supported," The EDGE program helps students build purposeful lives as they explore varied ways to enhance their academic, co-curricular, and career opportunities. The presenter is a faculty member and Director of SUU's Community Engagement Center.
PRESENTER: Earl Mulderink, Southern Utah University

BOB Talk 3. Spoken Words of Empathy, Creativity, and Community
We hope to provoke emotion and engage the audience in the authentic and deeply meaningful work of community building. The presenters have come to understand that this work is not easy, but it is rewarding in the sense that you are able to develop true long lasting loving relationships. We believe by sharing our work in this creative way, we will be able to engage and activate the conference membership to understand and feel the full value of immersion trips. It's common to hear "if you can describe New Orleans, then you aren't describing New Orleans." Through spoken word poetry, we'd like to offer a compelling way to describe the experience of "joining"​ with New Orleans and the power of what emerges from this approach.
PRESENTERS: John Loggins, University of San Diego, Center for Community Service-Learning; Kenyon Whitman, University of San Diego

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Institutional
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

Service-learning's Business?: Getting Business Schools to Close the Gaps
In recent years observers have identified concerns with the current model of business school education. Two of the most common are that business schools are not adequately preparing students to understand the complex relationship between business and society and are not providing students enough opportunities for experiential learning to link concepts with real-world challenges. In this session we highlight early efforts of the Center for Community Engagement and business school faculty at CSU-Channel Islands to use service-learning to deal with these concerns and connect business school students more fully with the university's mission. Please join this roundtable to share your own experience, ideas and suggestions.

PRESENTERS:
Dax Jacobson, California State University, Channel Islands
Maria Ballesteros-Sola, California State University, Channel Island
Pilar Pacheco, CSU Channel Islands Center for Community Engagement

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Institutional
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

The Products and Promise of Service-Learning: Kapi'olani's Assessment Process
Presenters describe Kapi'olani's rubric-based assessment process of SL reflection essays. They share how stakeholders - administrators, faculty, staff, and students - use this process to: (a) identify and bridge specific gaps between students' service and their learning; (b) share insights on strengthening the process, (c) develop strategies to bridge the gaps; (d) examine reciprocal impacts with community partners; and (e) generate recommendations for campus-wide pedagogical practices. Participants will be guided through the process, providing feedback on strengths and weakness and discussing transferability to their own campuses/programs.

PRESENTERS:
Francisco Acoba, Kapi'olani Community College
Veronica F. Ogata, Kapi'olani Community College

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Faculty
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Beginning

Session 5 | Friday, April 4, 2014 | 9:30 am - 10:45 am

ENGAGED GLOBAL LEADERSHIP: LESSONS FROM A SERVICE-LEARNING IMMERSION COURSE IN COLOMBIA
The presentation discusses the experiences of students and faculty in a class in Leadership and Community Development. Faculty from two universities, one in Colombia and one in the United States, worked together to build a curriculum and a service-learning experience that engaged students and local communities with a long history of living in a protracted violent conflict. The presentation focuses on the transformative experiences of the students and the faculty in the context of learning global leadership skills. The presenter draws specific implications of this type of educational experience for an engaged university, and offers insights around partnerships between educational institutions in local and global contexts.

PRESENTER:
Lazarina Topuzova, Gonzaga University

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Student
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Beginning

Industry, University, and Community: Bridging the Gap to a Healthier Future
This session will explore strategies for advancing civic engagement on college campuses through academic requirements and campus culture. A panel including a student, faculty member, center director, and community partner will describe an effort to institutionalize civic engagement at Pacific University (which has both liberal arts and professional colleges) and discuss the challenges and opportunities of these initiatives. The facilitator will then guide the participants in an interactive discussion of strategies used at their institutions and why they have or have not been successful. Participants will leave the session with a collection of ideas for advancing civic engagement on college campuses through multiple approaches.

PRESENTERS:
Stacey Kim, Azusa Pacific University
Diana Rudulph, Azusa Pacific University

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Community
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

Growing Social and Environmental Responsibility at Sias University, Henan, China
Although we have all experienced adolescence, there are different pressures and challenges for teenagers nowadays. In my Adolescent Development course, students mentor or tutor an adolescent in the community to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be an adolescent growing up in today's diverse society. This work connects students' civic development with their educational and career goals, teaching them to develop a greater cultural sensitivity and helping them mentor adolescents to confront and combat racism. In this interactive session, we will examine various models of ethnic/cultural identity and acculturation, and explore teaching tools and strategies to enlighten students on issues of racism, discrimination, tolerance and justice.

PRESENTERS:
Linda Jacobsen, Sias University
Robert Franco, Kapi'olani CC/UH

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Faculty
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

Stories of Service - Presenting your Service Work to Key Stakeholders and Supporters
Once upon a time, attendees of the 17th Annual Continuums of Service Conference traveled to an island across the sea to hear fantastic stories of community engagement and service-learning. The trek was arduous and the effort required was great, but for these heroes of service work, the promise of learning an effective way to share their own stories across the land and appreciate the magic that comes from a well-told tale more than justified the sacrifice. In "Stories of Service - Presenting your Service Work" participants will learn to articulate their own stories of service and teach others to do the same.

PRESENTERS:
Daniel Ward, California State University, Fresno
Amanda de Lima, California State University, Fresno
Heather Goossen, California State University, Fresno
Emily Hentschke, California State University, Fresno

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Faculty
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Beginning

Deepening Impact Through Critical Reflection
Do you ever wonder what impact your service-learning course has on the students? Do you have difficulty writing reflection questions that get at more than superficial learning? If you answered "YES" to either, this session is for you! Participants will learn to strategically write theory-based reflection questions that enhance the personal and academic learning and impact that happens through service-learning. Long-term impact from a community college service-learning course will be shared to demonstrate the link between service, critical reflection, and overall student impact.

PRESENTER:
Brandon Kosine, Casper College

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Faculty
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

Oceania Connecting - Connecting Pacific Islander Immigrant Groups with Local Communities
Service-learning initiatives have played a major role in efforts to combat racism and discrimination towards Pacific Islander immigrant groups in Hawaii. It was not at first an intended outcome of a public forum addressing the problem, but became the center of an effort building on positive identification, knowledge sharing, and cooperation to improve community relations. This session will share experiences and outcomes of these service-learning initiatives.

PRESENTERS:
Ulla Hasager, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Juliana Walsh, University of Hawaii at Manoa

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Generative Campus-Community Collaboration: Collective Impact for the Public Good
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate, Advanced

SERVICE-LEARNING FOR EMPATHETIC, SKILLED, AND SUSTAINED LEADERSHIP: LESSONS FROM TWO DECADES OF ALUMNI EXPERIENCE
This interactive presentation and associated poster session are based on a research project investigating the long-term impacts of an intensive, college-level service-learning program on subsequent experiences and career trajectories of alumni. Presentation participants will hear stories and reflections of service-learning alumni concerning the relevance of their experience and training in college to subsequent work as community and global leaders. The presentation will also introduce participants to the Democratic Identity Narrative (DIN) model, a conceptual framework based on this research that is designed to aid the planning and evaluation of service-learning programming. Together, we will explore possibilities for applying this research in our practice.

PRESENTER:
David E. Meens, University of Colorado, Boulder

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Faculty
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Advanced

BOB Talk 1. Building Strong Foundations: Partnering for Critical Engaged Praxis
In this presentation, I explore a framework for critical engaged praxis--a strategy for bridging the gap between researchers and practitioners. This framework includes (1) negotiating relationships, (2) researcher and partner reflexivity, and (3) the symbiosis of theory and practice. Critical researchers concerned with issues of larger social injustices and institutional discrimination may find it difficult to present critiques and recommendations to nonprofit partners. This presentation explores the critical engaged praxis approach, explains how it can be beneficial to community partners and critical researchers working in community engagement, and provides an example of the process through one formative evaluation.
Presenter: Brandi Lawless, University of San Francisco

BOB Talk 2. Yin and Yang: Finding balance while mentoring undergraduates throughout a service-learning endeavor
Each of us has inherent strengths and weaknesses that can enhance or impede our role as mentor to the students with whom we engage. This compelling talk will explore these "light and dark" sides of our nature through humor and anecdotes by two faculty who have managed to navigate the treacherous waters of higher education successfully.
Presenters: Kyle Ryan, Peru State College | Sheri Grotrian-Ryan, Peru State College
Preston Sunneberg, Peru State College | Allie Buesing, Peru State College
Amanda Jo Cleek, Peru State College | Ryan Arnold, Peru State College

BOB Talk 3. Crossing the "Remedial" Gateway: First Year Composition as a Site to Connect Students to the Campus Community
We typically view the "remedial" first year composition (FYC) class as a gateway course before students can participate in the "real" coursework of the university, including service-learning. This presentation argues the FYC class is a critical space to connect students to the campus community by engaging with student organizations
Presenter: Martha Webber, California State University, Fullerton

Graduate Student Engagement: Bridging perspectives, partnerships and professions
Much of civic engagement has historically focused on undergraduate students, but attention has begun to turn to graduate involvement. Stanford's Haas Center for Public Service offers a Graduate Public Service (GPS) Fellowship that spans seven schools. Supported by the Vice Provost for Graduate Education, the GPS Fellowship strives to prepare advanced graduate students for careers as publicly engaged scholars, either as faculty or other professionals. The program's development, components and implementation will be presented by an administrator and doctoral student participants. Session attendees will be invited to relate it to their campus contexts as well as contribute to the growing national conversation about graduate public engagement.

PRESENTERS:
Julie Reed, Stanford University, Haas Center
Rachelle Gould, Stanford University

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Institutional
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

Using Skills from Both Sides: Giving Students and Teachers Ethical Avenues to Community Engagement
Service-learning students are caught between the worlds of community partners and academia. This session explores ethical ways community partners and service-learning instructors can share a truly reciprocal understanding of community needs and assets and, in turn, give students a better approach to service-learning. Participants will learn how the SLCC Community Writing Center has bridged gaps between the college and community through innovative leadership, programs and partnerships. We will explore the meaning of community and help you envision an ethics-based community project action plan.

PRESENTER:
Elisa Stone, Salk Lake Community College, Community Writing Center

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Community
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

Session 6 | Friday, April 4, 2014 | 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Community Engaged Learning in an Online Environment: It Can Be Done Well
As we discuss bridging gaps in education, in communities, and across the globe, we need to be thinking about sustainable access. Many students can no longer attend four years of college in a residential setting as they can no longer make the traditional model of higher education work. As a result, it behooves us as faculty to make the proven pedagogical methods work in new environments. If our students cannot get to our classrooms, we need to bring our classrooms to our students, and when we do, we need to bring community-engaged learning practices with us. I will be presenting on the use of online tools for community-engaged learning, specifically Facebook and Twitter.

PRESENTER:
Leah Murray, Weber State University

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Faculty
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

Developing Students' Ability to Address Complex Social Problems through the Public Achievement Program
The Public Achievement (PA) program at the University of Denver develops the civic skills, leadership & professional capacity of students. PA is grounded in community organizing, uses an empowering pedagogy, and provides opportunities for youth to develop meaningful relationships with community partners. Students are engaged in a challenging experience and develop empathy, learn resilience in the face of complex social problems, and become mindful of their role in a community. Session participants will learn about program innovations that led to successful outcomes as well as how feedback has been solicited from all stakeholders (including K12 schools, university administrators and students, and community partners) and how it informed program structure.

PRESENTERS:
Cara DiEnno, Center for Community Engagement & Service-Learning, University of Denver
Anne DePrince, Department of Psychology, University of Denver

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Student
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

Closing the Outcomes Gap: Embedded and Authentic Assessment for University-Community Partnerships that Serve At-risk Populations
University community partnerships often advantage university interests despite serving at-risk and vulnerable populations. Likewise, complex and established assessment are favored, even though these may not translate well for community organizations. Using the program design and evaluation data from a partnership that serves continuation high school students, this workshop presents a programmatic practice that embeds authentic assessment to ascertain direct impact for community participants from vulnerable populations who pose certain challenges to assessment activities. Participants will learn about basic evaluation tools and authentic assessment and will develop a short tool for measuring community participants' outcomes in their programs.

PRESENTER:
Christina Chavez-Reyes, Cal Poly Pomona

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Faculty
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Beginning
The La Verne Experience: Weaving Values & Community Engagement
The La Verne Experience weaves a tapestry of university values and community engagement into a quilt that impacts the experiences of undergraduate and graduate, on-campus and off-campus, and traditional and non-traditional students. This interactive session includes the diverse voices of ULV faculty, staff and administration and will draw on the knowledge of the participants through group inquiry, facilitated discussion, and jigsaw activities and invite them to reflect on their understanding of a mission-driven institution. The valuable discussion generated through this presentation of the La Verne Experience will provide inspiration and tools to participants who seek to develop a link between mission, values, and community engagement in academic programs.

PRESENTERS:
Marisol Morales, University of La Verne | Peggy Redman, University of La Verne
Zandra Wagoner, University of La Verne | Kat Weaver, University of La Verne
Jonathan Reed, University of La Verne | Sammy Elzarka, University of La Verne

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Institutional
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

How to institutionally support Community Research as part of Community Engaged Learning
The Community Research Extension of the Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL-CRE) at Weber State University (WSU) was established through collaboration with its Continuing Education Department and United Way (UW). The purposes of the CCEL-CRE are to support and conduct research for UW's Promise Neighborhood Project and other non-profit organizations, for the CCEL and the Community Education Center. As a result, CCEL's Community Research pillar is more visible and can provide greater support to students and faculty conducting research for community partners. The CCEL-CRE will be able to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of its services for faculty, students, and community partners more regularly and purposefully.

PRESENTERS:
Azenett Garza Caballero, Weber State University | Leah Murray, Weber State University Mike Moon, Weber State University | Luis Lopez, Weber State University
Brenda Kowalewski, Weber State University

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Institutional
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

 

Awake in Any Time Zone: How Collaborative ISL Prepares Students to be in the World
In this session, we will describe how the WWU collaborative international service-learning program uses critical pedagogy and contemplative practices to prepare students to be socially responsible citizens. All service-learning programs face the challenge of building respectful, equity based partnerships in an unequal world. To be effective, we need to acknowledge disparities in power and privilege that exist as a result of historical and ongoing injustices while simultaneously recognizing that people everywhere share more commonalities than differences. In this session you will learn how our collaborative ISL program bridges gaps by building relationships based on respect and reciprocity, and how you can reduce exploitation and harm in ISL programs.

PRESENTERS:
Liz Mogford, Western Washington University
Tim Costello, Western Washington University

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Institutional
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

Cultivating a Multi-sector Citywide Collaboration Focused on Education Pathways for Youth of All Ages and Families
This interactive session discusses how partners from higher education, city government and the local school district collaborated with the National League of Cities to develop a set of shared goals for a prenatal through postsecondary education plan. Presenters will share the stories of their experiences of coalition building and the development of a structure for a citywide alliance focused on implementing a plan that utilizes higher education community partnerships to bridge the gaps in education and create greater access to career pathways. Participants will engage in a Conversation that explores power of higher education community partnerships to bridge education gaps and examine how similar initiatives can be launched in their own communities.

PRESENTERS:
Rosemarie Hunter, University of Utah, University Neighborhood Partners
Joanne Milner, Office of the Mayor | Cynthia Talbot Holz, Salt Lake City School District

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Community
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Advanced

Choosing Public Service Pathways: Developing a Shared Framework and Diagnostic Tool
What is the best way to be involved in public service? Students are routinely encouraged to be involved in a wide range of activities: take a service-learning course, become a social entrepreneur, engage in political activity, raise money for charities, join an activist group, or perform some direct service. How well do we help students discern the consequences of their choices? Join us to explore various pathways of public service through a modified version of a classic group activity that helps elucidate where these pathways converge and diverge. We will also discuss the joint development of a diagnostic assessment tool that helps us understanding student predispositions and interests.

PRESENTERS:
Tom Schnaubelt, Stanford University, Haas Center for Public Science
Megan Swezey Fogarty, Stanford University, Haas Center for Public Science

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Student
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

Profiles of Service: Mapping Diverse Stories of Community, Justice, and Solidarity
How do students of color experience community service? What does service feel like when it is in your own backyard? What can we learn from engaged student leaders who manage multiple identities including worker, parent, and first generation student? How must our field, institution, and practice be different when this demographic is our primary audience? The students involved in community service, justice work and solidarity building at San Jose State University explore and unpack their profiles of service to share personal stories of transformation and personal awakening. They will also offer critical insight about challenges, conditions and ideologies that live in our communities and institutions that widen disparity gaps.

PRESENTERS:
Maribel Martinez, San Jose State University | Pilar Comparan, San Jose State University
Ron Rosellon, San Jose State University | Alyx Goodwin, San Jose State University
Rosaura Mendoza, San Jose State University | Robert Garcia, San Jose State University
Maria Bernadette Faller, San Jose State University

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Student
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate

Sustaining Change: Lessons from 20 Years of Community-Engaged Educational Reform at Portland State University
Today's college campuses have large numbers of international students. Unfortunately, international students may experience segregation while their English fluency is improving. Experiential civics in the form of service-learning provides opportunities for international students to practice their English and to learn more about American society and the local community in which they reside in a real setting. For those in the community who work with them, it has proven to be rich in terms of cross-cultural awareness, sharing and understanding. Service-learning can be a rigorous but achievable assignment that replaces another form of academic assignment, while students are developing greater academic English proficiency.

PRESENTERS:
Carol Gabrielli, Portland State University
Rowanna Carpenter, Portland State University
Celine Fitzmaurice, Portland State University
David Osborn, Portland State University

CONSTITUENCY FOCUS: Institutional
AUDIENCE LEVEL: Beginning