#GlobalPOV: Can Your Point of View Change the World?
Taking as its starting point, The #GlobalPOV Project, a public scholarship endeavor that combines critical social theory with improvised art (http://blumcenter.berkeley.edu/globalpov/), this workshop will explore how universities can create new curriculum and pedagogy that foreground questions of poverty, inequality, and social justice. Staging a critical intervention in familiar formats of service-learning and volunteerism, The #GlobalPOV Project seeks to engender forms of student inquiry and engagement that are relational and reflexive. The workshop will provide a setting for participants to share similar philosophies and practices.
The Challenge of Poverty in Rural Communities
Are you interested in learning about how institutions are addressing the complex challenge of poverty? WSU Center for Civic Engagement staff will share their multi-pronged approach to reducing poverty in a rural setting. Join us and share with colleagues how you are making a positive impact and confronting this complex issue!
Ryan Lazo, Washington State University - Pullman
Ashley Vaughan, Washington State University - Pullman
SECond Mission: Service|Education|Careers for Student Veterans
SECond Mission: Service|Education|Careers for Student Veterans will provide a road map and tools for identifying gaps in services, developing programs specific to diverse institutional types, and implementing meaningful programs and services to support Veterans' access to and success in higher education and job readiness for the civilian workforce. This session will dive deeper into the national and regional contexts for Veteran support in higher education, promising practices for creating Veteran-supportive institutions of higher education, and specific program models to ensure Veteran success in higher education into the workforce, including lessons learned during the creation of the SECond Mission: Service|Education|Careers Initiative.
Stephanie Schooley, Campus Compact of the Mountain West
Katie Kleinesselink, Campus Compact of the Mountain West
Connecting Kids to College through Creative Technology and Maker Spaces
What does it look like when the chaotic, messy and creative world of technology combines with the mission of a college, a school district and a city government? Find out what has made the Lakewood Computer Clubhouse a successful collaborative partnership for over ten years. See the evolution of the Clubhouse and how it continues to be a viable place for fun, learning, and reciprocity.
Christie Flynn, Pierce College District
Kurt Sample, Pierce College
Addressing Complex Community Health Challenges Through Academic Service Learning Partnerships
The presenters will share an innovative, six-quarter model for partnering across departments to develop health leaders able to build capacity with community-based organizations that address complex social and health issues. As a result of facilitated discussion and guided planning exercises, participants will demonstrate knowledge of collaborative approaches to addressing highly complex community health issues; knowledge of a sustained, six-quarter, scaffolded community-based service-learning curriculum; and new knowledge of collaborative approaches as it may apply to their own work. Session participants will discuss best practices and come away with resources to use in planning, implementing, and evaluating. Their participants will discuss best practices and come away with resources to use in planning, implementing, and evaluating their programs.
Helen Damon-Moore, DePaul University | Jonathan Handrup, DePaul University
Karen Larimer, DePaul University | Jean Vipond, DePaul University
One-Day Volunteer Service Events - A Hidden Treasure
Why would a campus of over 23,000 students put on one-day volunteer service events for less than 100? As a group of students who have experienced the impact of one-day volunteer service events first-hand, we know the work we do in planning them holds purpose for our peers, making them feel confident in their ability to become future global leaders.
Hannah Poore | Cassie Niino | Kari Kimura | Kristi Yamamoto | Cora Cha| Sharon Leyva
Ashlie Day | Jesenia Lizarraga | Bernadette Tasy | Mikayla Mangrum
Partnership Development is Wicked: A Problem-based Rubric to Develop University-CBO Collaboration
University-CBO partnerships have many "moving parts." Partnership difficulties and bottlenecks are often approached as single factor scenarios. An open-ended, "wicked" problems approach identifies unexamined factors and the potential benefits of multiple possible solutions. The Office of Service Learning at Cal State L.A., 826LA, a youth literacy organization, and, Media Done Responsibly, a media-literacy organization developed a problem "identifying," "mapping" and "solution linking" approach to partnership. Based in reflection, partnership assessment models, and problem typologies this session offers a partnership development rubric that contributes greater structure to collaborations for sustainable university-CBO relationships.
Michael Willard, Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good
Tiffany Lim, Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good
Mariesa Kubasek, 826LA: A Non-Profit Writing and Tutoring Center
Marisa Urrutia Gedney, 826LA: A Non-Profit Writing and Tutoring Center
Shaunelle Curry, Media Done Responsibly
Civic Self & Democracy - Global Implications
Through psychology, history and ESL, culturally diverse students at Seattle Central College examine their Civic Selves as they engage in service-learning. Workshop participants will apply a Civic Self rubric to case studies based on students' service-learning. We will discuss the meaning of global and local Civic Selves and best practices to facilitate awareness of Civic Self and the practice of Democracy.
Tracy Lai, Seattle Central College | Melana Yanos, Seattle Central College
Denise Vaughn, Seattle Central College | Patti Gorman, Seattle Central College
Interconnecting Stories of Poverty, Struggle and Solidarity to Create a Legacy of Justice
What does service feel like when it is in your own backyard, especially from those who have been recipients of such services? How can engaged student leaders who manage multiple identities in challenging time contribute to a legacy of justice? How must our field, institution, and practice be different when these complex issues have a student face? The students involved in community service, justice work and solidarity building at San Jose State University explore and unpack their lived experience of complex community/global issues through personal stories of transformation and personal awakening. They will also offer critical insight to fundamental lines of inquiry that can help us get closer to finding sustainable solutions to these problems.
Maribel Martinez, Cesar Chavez Community Action Center | Angelina Dwyer, San Jose State University
Mayra Ochoa, San Jose State University | Robert Garcia, San Jose State University
Ron Rosellon, San Jose State University | Brianna Leon, San Jose State University
Activist Intellectual: Combining Community-based Pedagogy, Research, and Learning With Social Change
Building on Professor Jose Zapata Calderon's keynote presentation, this workshop will include examples from his lived experience as a human rights community organizer and the use of critical pedagogy, multiculturalism, student-centred learning, and community-based research and action as examples for advancing models of democracy and social change. The type of teaching, learning, and engagement that Professor Calderon promotes is one where: there is a passion for creating spaces of equity; where students are exposed to a curriculum that looks at the systemic and structural aspects of inequity; that brings to center stage the contributions of communities who (because of poverty, racism, sexism, classism, or homophobia) have historically been excluded; and that involves students in working alongside day laborers, farm workers, and other communities in implementing a type of pedagogy and engagement that seeks to build transformative examples of an inclusionary and democratic future.
Jose Calderon, Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Chican@ and Latin@ Studies
Reflecting on Reflection: Encouraging Inquiry and Engagement Through Effective Reflective Practice
This session will explore approaches to reflection in service-learning that build on the strengths of academic disciplines and institutional contexts. We will offer practical suggestions and strategies for developing effective reflective practices across a wide range of programs and courses and focused on particular learning objectives, such as developing students' civic competencies.
Dick Cone, USC Joint Educational Project
Richard Berrett, California State University - Fresno
Susan Harris, USC Joint Educational Project
Go East LA: A Pathway for College and Career Success
Our presentation will describe the initial phase of the Go East LA Initiative a cradle to career partnership between Cal State LA, East Los Angeles College and LAUSD Board Member Monica Garcia. The main objective will be to discuss how a large-scale initiative can be created and implemented. Participants will gain knowledge and skills about how to partner with educational institutions.
Bianca Guzman, Cal State LA | Claudia Kouyoumdjian, Cal State LA
Julie Benavidez, East Los Angeles College | Marbella Uriostegui, Cal State LA
Blanca Gomez, Office of Board member Monica Garcia LAUSD
Miguel Duenas, Long Angeles Unified School District
Capacious, Complex and Contested: Pacific Student Learning Through Challenges and Engagement - Advanced Practices in Service and Sustainability Learning, Part III
Advanced practices of service learning integrating social/natural sciences with Indigenous epistemologies and focusing on complex, contested and capacious issues ("wicked problems") of our time - are highly effective. Why? How? For whom? Presenters share their assessment research and practice to inspire future collaboration.
Ulla Hasager, College of Social Sciences at University of Hawaii at Manoa
Janine Nikosi, California State University, Fresno
Kanaloa August Schrader, College of Social Sciences at University of Hawaii at Manoa
Sarah Whitley, Department of Sociology, California State University, Fresno
Is our Service-Learning Hurting the Future of the Nonprofit Sector?
Strategic partnerships between nonprofit organizations and universities utilizing service-learning are a proven means to assist nonprofits and provide meaningful learning experiences for students. But what happens when the relationship between the nonprofit professional and students is not positive? The implications for the sector are real as students form long-lasting impressions based upon these experiences and carry those with them into their communities. Participants of this session will interact with data and assessment tools utilized in a capstone business and nonprofit management course as well as a Volunteer Center to understand where students make the most gains toward this goal of civically minded graduates.
Peter Thompson, Pepperdine University | Regan Schaffer, Pepperdine University
Alyssa Galik, Pepperdine University | Bennie Goodman, Blazers Learning Center
The Ambassador Program: Transforming Students into Civic Leaders
Students join our Ambassador program with the intent to transform their campus and community, and later realize they have been completely transformed themselves. Student-driven programming, structured trainings, formal and informal mentorships, and a like-minded peer group are features of our program that promote personal growth and the contagious excitement around the campus's service efforts. We will highlight our shortcomings and triumphs, discuss our history, the effects on our university, and the steps taken that empower students to reach their full potential as service-leaders.
Lilliana Toste | Ludie Olenchalk | Nicole Shinkawa | Jazmin De La Torre
Evelyn Gonzalez | Heather Goossen | Nancy Mohamed | Juan Alejandre
Amanda de Lima | Alexandra Gallo, California State University - Fresno
Turning Wicked Problems into Positive Solutions by Becoming an Effective Change Agent
This workshop will examine how Notre Dame de Namur University provides students with opportunities to develop skills, acquire knowledge, and work in the community so they will become effective change agents and be prepared to address the many "wicked problems" that exist in society today. Faculty/staff will discuss the curricula and co-curricular activities that support this process, and student alumni will describe their journey of becoming effective change agents. Workshop attendees will be asked to participate in a group exercise to reflect upon their own work and to share successful strategies.
Gretchen Wehrle, Notre Dame de Namur University
Don Stannard-Friel, Notre Dame de Namur University
Diana Enriquez-Field, Notre Dame de Namur University
Providing Solutions to Hunger Through Student Engagement in Campus-Based Food Banks
Presentation focuses on ways to address hunger through student engagement in a campus-based food bank. Shares the lessons learned about institutional and student involvement. Participants create advocacy plans to address hunger on their own campuses.
Lezlee H. Matthews, Loyola Marymount University/Center for Service and Action
Diving Deep in Community Engagement: A Model for Professional Development
This session is will be an engaging conversation for current and future civic engagement practitioners, practitioner-scholars, and those who support their work. Attendees will have the opportunity review and utilize a new publication resource guiding professional development and career advancement. The discussion will focus on a framework for understanding the competencies needed in the role of Community Engagement Professionals. The session will review four categories, as outlined in the publication: Organizational Manager, Institutional Strategic Leader, Field Contributor, and Community Innovator and share a personal inventory created to help professionals and administrators that support and supervise them to reflect and plan for success.
Emily Shields, Iowa Campus Compact
Ashley Farmer-Hanson, Buena Vista University
Tapping in: Contemplative practices for leadership development
This session will highlight the positive impact of contemplative and reflective practices on graduate students in the Leadership for Sustainability Education program at Portland State University. Participants will engage in effective contemplative and reflective practices that can be carried out in a variety of settings for leadership development. PRESENTER:
Heather Burns, Portland State University
Luke Maurer, Portland State University
The Community Scholars Program at CSU Long Beach: A Community-University Engagement Model
The Community Scholars Program (CSP) is a university-sponsored, community-driven leadership development initiative at CSU Long Beach that supports emerging leaders in identifying and addressing issues/problems in their communities. Conference participants will learn, hands-on, about an effective community-university engagement model.
Juan Benitez, Center for Community Engagement, CSULB | Christian Ponce, Center for Community Engagement, CSULB
Rigoberto Rodriguez, CSU Long Beach | Mariela Gutierrez, Center for Community Engagement, CSULB
Adam M. Lara, Center for Community Engagement, CSULB
Implementing a Critical Model of Service Learning: Improving Campus Climate for Diversity
How do we construct a more critical model of service learning to realize our campus' diversity learning goals? Participants will dialogue on how we might position our programs to create interest convergence with the values of institutional agents. Participants will also help to create tenets for critical service learning curricula that differentiate themselves from traditional "philanthropic" ones.
Douglas Barrera, UCLA
Troy Keali'i Lau, UCLA
Lauren Willner, UCLA
Asking Big Questions: Cultivating Critical Consciousness and a Community of Creative Practice
Our initiative addresses inclusion and access as we invite immigrant high school students to the college classroom to engage with issues of educational inequity using the power of question and dialogue. Participants will experience ways we can collectively view shared and divergent concerns and form new meanings through collaborative and creative processes.
Julia van der Ryn, Dominican University of California
Lynn Sondag, Dominican University of California
Doing More with Less: An Asset-based Approach to Community Engagement
The Inland Northwest Service-Learning Partnership's Community Engagement Institute provides a case study for the ways in which campuses across the nation can apply the principles of Asset Based Community Development to inter-institutional partnerships. By leveraging shared resources partners can strengthen community-based learning practices and seek coordinated solutions to complex community challenges.
Molly Ayers, Eastern Washington University
Kasey Culmback, Whitworth University
Fostering Civic, Disciplinary, and Professional Development through Academic Internships
How can universities balance a commitment to public good against increasing societal pressure to prepare graduates for unpredictable and rapidly evolving global work environments? Panelists will discuss efforts to revise the internship program housed in UCLA's Center for Community Learning to promote both of these goals. Session participants will then break into groups to develop action plans for their own campuses and discuss larger theoretical issues. Topics will include the extent to which internships fit within service-based models of civic engagement, and the advantages and challenges of developing initiatives that prepare undergraduates to be responsible global citizens by promoting civic professionalism in the workplace.
Elizabeth Goodhue, UCLA Center for Community Learning
Shahin Berenji, UCLA Center for Community Learning
Molly Jacobs, UCLA Center for Community Learning
Carrie Sanders, UCLA Center for Community Learning
Service-Learning as a Tool for Pre-professional Training in the Health Sciences
Service-learning experiences offer undergraduate students in pre-professional programs the opportunity to engage with "wicked problems" alongside community members. This session will explore how our Schools of Public Health and Social Work use service-learning courses to prepare students for the complex realities of their chosen professions.
Kathryn Pursch Cornforth, UW - Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center
Deb Hinchey, UW - School of Public Health
Jenn Maglalang, UW - School of Social Work
Engaging students to build capacity in a new campus-based dialogue and deliberation program
This presentation focuses on the development of a dialogue and deliberation-focused program, Dialogues for Public Life, with special attention given to the role of students in building the initiative. The logistics of starting a new program and how its joint placement in two campus centers has aided in its success will be reviewed.
Donna M Aguiniga, University of Alaska Anchorage
Ethical Dilemmas and Cultural Sensitivity in Service Learning
Participants will explore three case scenarios in which a student faced an ethical dilemma in service learning. These ethical dilemmas will be explored through a focus on cultural sensitivity/cultural competencies, Role Theory, bio-ecological theory, and other lenses. Discussion will include various ways that case scenarios and ethical dilemmas can be used to enhance learning.
J. Ann Moylan, California State University, Sacramento
Bridging Health and Success For Low-Income Youth: A Community/Campus Service-Learning Partnership
Culture and Labor Practices with High Impact: This roundtable dialogue provides examples of working-class students of color and faculty engaging in participatory organizing activities and research projects aimed at integrating students' community, work and cultural experiences into the university curriculum and campus life. Each case will model distinct approaches to experiential/popular education and high impact practices as they apply to community service-learning and participatory research settings at the undergraduate level. The roundtable presentations share a common focus that centralizes students' community and cultural experiences and histories to substantiate, affirm, or critique classroom discussion, research experiences and community engagement.
Janna Shadduck-Hernandez, UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education
Vivian Price, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Corina Benavides Lopez, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Thematic Engaged Learning: Using a Common Theme to Focus Campus and Community Engagement on a "Wicked Problem"
The Weber State University Engaged Learning Series adopts each year a social issue 'theme' and fosters a wide range of community engagement opportunities on that theme to 'move the needle' in a meaningful way. Come explore the power of thematic engagement to address difficult social problems.
Sarah Steimel, Weber State University
Mike Moon, Weber State University
Shifting the Paradigm: A Civics Education Policy Framework for Inquiry and Engagement
Gain an opportunity to directly influence civic learning public policy recommendations through an interactive presentation led by the Education Commission of the States and Campus Compact. Conference participants will work together to adapt a policy framework for higher education.
Maria Millard, Education Commission of the States | Leslei Hamdorf, Shining Mountain Waldorf School
Stephanie Schooley, Campus Compact of the Mountain West | Andrew Selighsohn, Campus Compact
A Model for Teaching and Learning Math, Science and Technology in Informal Settings
The collaborative work between California State University-Long Beach and Boys & Girls Club of Long Beach offered a month long science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) lesson workshop. Student & teacher efficacy and content area knowledge increased in a statistically significant way. The understanding on the importance of STEM support for K-12 students especially minority, poor and female students since they are disproportionately absent from STEM careers is addressed. Likewise, strategies to replicate the program are discussed.
Stephen Adams, California State University-Long Beach
Monica Cole Jackson, California State University-Long Beach
Elaine Bernal, California State University-Long Beach
Identifying and responding to Wicked Problems through an Honors General Education Curriculum
The roundtable will explore proposed revisions to the GE Honors program at Sacramento State focused on Wicked Problems, community service, and service learning in which students move from problem identification to action over a four-year period. Participants will be asked to reflect on their own campuses in terms of how Wicked Problems and service learning are or might be incorporated into their GE curriculum.
B. Dana Kivel, Sacramento State University | Lee Simpson, Sacramento State University
Rachel August, Sacramento State University | Francine Redada, Sacramento State University
Shall We Dance? Sustaining a Strong, Mutually Respectful Partnership Through Inquiry and Engagement
A partnership is like a dance! We will share how we've engaged in evidence-based inquiry processes to sustain our 10+ years as a mutually respectful university/community partnership. Attendees will: 1) learn a model for collaborative approach based on articulating assumptions and guiding principles and 2) engage in inquiry to articulate their own assumptions and guiding principles as they establish and deepen partnerships.
Jennifer A. Yee, California State University, Fullerton | Ashley Cheri, Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance
Tu-Uyen Nguyen, California State University, Fullerton | Eric Estuar Reyes, California State University, Fullerton
Victor Joseph Atilano, Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance
Creating an Impact Report: How to Effectively Tell Your Community Engagement Story
Not-for-profit organizations are currently under scrutiny at the local, state and federal levels. Whether you are a college/university, hospital/health system or a senior living facility, you may be called upon to prove that you are worthy of your tax exempt status and a good steward of the resources entrusted to you by your community. One of the most effective ways to show that you are accountable and to tell your story is through a Community Impact or Engagement report. This session will walk through several steps to creating an Impact Report and discuss the important components to include. We will include "advice from the field" and practical application along with a participant discussion time.
Trina S. Hackensmith, VP Lyon Software
Michelle Barker, St. Mary's College of California
1. Global Engagement: A value added to traditional civic and community engagement programs
This talk illuminates the utility of global engagement as a conceptual framework that allows international and domestic students to become involved with co-curricular civic and community engagement activities at the university level. At UCI, global engagement has created opportunities to bring all of our students together to develop community engagement projects in four areas: Diversity & Justice, Environment & Sustainability, Health & Wellness, and Peace Education. This talk will detail our global engagement framework and provide examples of projects that involve all students in addressing important social issues.
Presenter: Zahra Ahmed, University of California Irvine
2. Cross-Sector Engagement and University Partnerships: Collaborative Solutions to Complex Challenges
The combined resources and diverse expertise of all sectors, including nonprofit organizations, government agencies and socially focused businesses, are needed to address "wicked" challenges. Innovative leadership from universities is key to balance the different strategies, incentives and language of these various sectors. What leadership role can higher education institutions play to share knowledge, align objectives and facilitate collaborative partnerships?
Presenter: Jim Murray, Stanford University, Haas Center for Public Service
Bridging the Justice Gap as an Opportunity for Student Engagement
The California JusticeCorps Program recruits, trains and places undergraduates and recent grads in court based self-help legal access centers. JusticeCorps, and service opportunites in the law in general, provide a means to connect universities to their communities in a unique way. Universities encouraging their students to engage find that working to address the justice gap allows students to analyze and understand the interconnectedness of communities and issues and why all of us should care if any one of us is denied access to justice. JusticeCorps is a model for providing a meaningful, intensive service opportunitiy that addresses a pressing community problem while building invlauable skills and insights in participating students.
Jennifer Kalish, Los Angeles Superior Court
Douglas Barrera, University of California, Los Angeles
Martha Wright, Judicial Council of California
The Value & Impact of the Options Life Skills & Business Education at Local At-Risk High Schools
Through diverse presenters and interactive engagement, participants will identify the value of service-learning for business students; receive resources and strategies for supporting programs & igniting passion in service-learning participants; experience an Options module applying goal-setting to their role or projects; discuss a study that explores the relationships between the project and community partner.|
Roxanne Helm-Stevens, Azusa Pacific University | Michelle LaPorte, Azusa Pacific University
Randy Fall, Azusa Pacific University | Cloyd Havens, Azusa Pacific University
Mark Yoho, Azusa Pacific University | Hannah Markley, Azusa Pacific University
The La Verne Experience: Addressing the Complexities with Values & High Impact Practices
The La Verne Experience weaves university values and community engagement into a diverse quilt that impacts the experiences of undergraduate and graduate, on-campus and off-campus, and traditional and non-traditional students at the University of La Verne, a Hispanic Serving Institution. This interactive session, which includes the diverse voices of ULV faculty, staff and administration, will draw on the knowledge of the participants through group inquiry, facilitated discussion, and jigsaw activities and invite them to reflect on how a university responds to the changing demographic landscape of the 21st century through values based education, community engagement and high impact practices.
Marisol Morales, University of La Verne
Kathleen Weaver, University of La Verne | Beatriz Gonzales, University of La Verne
Zandra Wagoner, University of La Verne | Sammy Elzarka, University of La Verne
The Impact of Service Learning on Practitioners: Instructor Reflections of Inquiry & Engagement
How do instructors benefit from service learning? Learn about our results from interviews conducted with diverse service learning practitioners (faculty member, K12 teacher, nonprofit instructor, etc.). Participants will explore how our findings might inform their work and how our study could be replicated at their institution.
Cara Marie DiEnno, Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning, UD
Sarah Plummer Taylor, Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning, UD
Enaged Global Leadership: Lessons from a Service-Learning Immersion Course in Colombia
Asian American Studies students who have tutored/mentored low-income high school students will describe how their service learning experience helped them to investigate their life mission. They will demonstrate best practices by engaging with participants as they conduct a mini-class and facilitate role-play and reflective writing to model their own inquiry-based learning process. Participants will take away insights into how to deepen student learning through an evidence-based pedagogy of reflection, inquiry, and engagement.
Jennifer A. Yee | Kent Marume | Teresa Cabrera |Phong Doan | Albert Ferranco |
Lily Pham, Mary Pham | Paul Thang | Anthony Villanueva |
California State University, Fullerton
Utilizing Inquiry to Build Your Engagement Career
In order to address the complex issues of the 21st century, we need strong leaders in the civic engagement and service learning field. Have you ever wanted to know "How did that person get that position? What do I need to do to get that kind of a job?" Our conference session focuses on interviewing four service-learning and civic engagement practitioners who are at different places in their careers, and gleaning their thoughts on how to build a career in the civic engagement and service learning field. Each presenter will offer practical advice and share their experiences, and time will be available for session attendees to ask tons of questions of the presenters. Come find out how to build your career in the civic engagement and service-learning field!
Elaine Ikeda, California Campus Compact | Richard Cone, California Campus Compact
Tiveeda Stovall, University of California, San Diego | Illana Lopez, University of California, San Diego
Andrea Wells, California State University, East Bay
Community Engagement at Research Universities: A Conversation
This session will be a facilitated conversation about the challenges and opportunities of community engaged practice, scholarship, teaching, and programming, at universities designated as high or very high research activity as defined by the Carnegie Classification. Participants will be invited among scholars, practitioners, students, and community partners of “High” or “Very High” Research Universities within the Western Region of Campus Compact. This session provides a space for dialogue and conversation about models and best practices for community engagement at research universities, the unique challenges of implementing truly reciprocal partnerships in a research university setting, and the tensions faced by faculty, practitioners, students, and community partners when engaging in community-campus partnerships in the research university setting. It comes at an important time of transition and change as thought leaders begin to redefine the higher education classification landscape.
Rachel Vaughn, University of Washington
Dean McGovern, University of Utah
Solving the Recognition Problem for Community-Based Research: Creating a Peer-Reviewed Repository
Community-based research (CBR) presents multiple benefits to students and other university stakeholders, but is limited by a lack of formal academic recognition and credit. At CSU Channel Islands, we are in the process of creating a peer-reviewed CBR repository designed to mitigate that limitation. We will discuss the underlying rationale and the strategies chosen to make it most effective in extending CBR.
Dennis J. Downey, California State University, Channel Islands
Increasing Community Impact by Partnering Four Campuses and Cultures
In this presentation we will discuss how four service-learning programs in neighboring higher education institutions are seeking solutions to overcome the complex challenge of the "silo affect". Our programs are diverse, yet we have the common goal of working together to avoid replication and make a large impact in our community. Participants will engage in facilitated discussions and group enquiry to replicate this model at their own institutions.
Timothy Costello, Western Washington University | Kristine Smith, Whatcom Community College
Caryn Friedlander, Whatcom Community College | Ane Berrett, Northwest Indian College
Maryn Gunning, Belilngham Technical College
1. Leadership, Service Learning, and Junior Achievement
Changing lives through leadership, service learning and Junior Achievement. What it means for university students to face the challenges presented as a teacher in k-8 classrooms as they teach about finances, civics, social, political, and environmental issues in culturally diverse classrooms. The importance of service leraning to the leadership student.
PRESENTERS: Velda Iverson, Johnson & Wales University | Keith Bowers Johnson & Wales University | Blake Dowling, Johnson & Wales University
2. What's the matter with kids today?
It's time to stop being annoyed with the Millennials. Let's find the positive in what they bring to the table (even if they sometimes respond with a blank stare). They are going inherit these "wicked problems" and they will be the ones to solve them. It's our job to set them up for success.
PRESENTER: Deanna Chappel Belcher, University of Oregon
Wicked Wizards for the Public Good: Developing Engaged Citizens Through Critical Service-Learning
The roundtable discussion will compare and contrast traditional and critical service-learning models. Participants will consider the challenges and opportunities associated with a paradigm shift towards critical service-learning and review the role of stakeholders throughout the various phases of developing and sustaining reciprocal partnerships.
Irene Arellano, Texas Christian University - Community Involvement and Service-Learning
Rosangela Boyd, Texas Christian University - Community Involvement and Service-Learning
Staying in Touch: A WA State Correctional Center and University Service-Learning Collaboration
There are many problems within the U.S. prison system. Eastern Washington University (EWU) is collaborating with Airway Heights Correctional Center (AHCC) to provide an educational service while enriching EWU student learning goals. This program is an undergraduate student elective and is potentially transferable to other university partnerships.
Michael Zukosky, Eastern Washington University
Engaging Community as a Solution Seeker: Connecting Lived Experience to The Classroom Through Media
Silicon Valley De-Bug presents how media and video production can be resourceful tools for creating social change and impacting larger national narratives of 3 pressing issues: Immigration, Wealth Inequality, and Mass Incarceration. De-Bug will present how media can engage students with the stories and solutions brought from the community impacted.
Andrew Bigelow, Silicon Valley De-Bug
Adrian Avila, Silicon Valley De-Bug
Effective Inquiry Processes to Engage Youth and Sustain Strong Campus-Community Partnerships
Our Youth Empowerment Program will share creative, evidence-based practices and processes of inquiry that we have developed to help students question, identify, and address complex education and health problems at the individual, family, community, and institutional levels. Attendees will learn of our developmental assets-based model and discuss useful strategies for engaging low-income students in their own learning, skills-building, and social action. Participants will also learn strategies for developing mutually beneficial, trusting, respectful, and sustainable campus-community partnerships to promote successful youth civic engagement and service programs.
Tu-Uyen Nguyen, California State University, Fullerton | Ashley Cheri, Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance
Victor Joseph Atilano, Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance | Anthony Villanueva, California State University, Fullteron
Amanda Nguyen, California State University, Fullerton | Robin Turner, Magnolia High School
How Time Flies: A look at Service Learning and Civic Engagement Five Years Later
Where were you in 2009? That was the year California Campus Compact published a summary report on five regional dialogues on service learning and civic engagement. Together we can play with that data, and try to update our collective opinions on what is "cutting edge" and what is "fading" in our quest for solutions to complex challenges in 2014. Participants will also hear about data collected on the UCLA campus this year, and add their own perspective on the current trends in our efforts to impact those "wicked problems" in a diverse democracy.
Kathy O'Byrne, University of California, Los Angeles
Harnessing ThePpower of Ccommunity Collaboration to Address Homelessness
Learn about the history and future trajectory of a unique collaboration between a local university, municipality, and nonprofit in responding to the City of Long Beach's homelessness crisis. Understand the practical use of "structured" collaboration toward a shared goal. Learn to appreciate the dynamics of your own campus/community partnerships (or prospective partnerships) and what common success factors look like.
Brian D'Andrea, Century Villages at Cabrillo | Carina Sass, CSULB Center for Community Engagement
Cheryl McKnight, CSUDH, Center for Service Learning, Internships, and Civic Engagement
Kimberly Crawford, Centry Villages at Cabrillo
Empowering Communities Through a Sustainable International Service Learning Adventure
In a world where voluntourism is on the rise how do we ensure that international service learning does more good than harm? Join the conversation as we dissect this question while examining a case study of an international service learning adventure that Fresno State embarked on in a rural village in Fiji. Explore the best practices of global service and how your university can make a positive difference overseas.
Emily Hentschke, Madventurer |Cassie Niino, Fresno State
Heather Goosen, Fresno State | Lilliana Toste, Fresno State
Developing Pre-Service Teachers Through Engagement for the Challenge of Academic Achievement Gaps
The Academic achievement gap presents a complex challenge for K-12 public school teachers. Effective teaching begins with pre-teacher preparation while developing cultural competency. Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of solutions that positively impact undergraduate pre-service teachers though engagement, thus improving self-efficiency and promoting valuing of others.
Paul Flores, Azusa Pacific University | Toluope Noah, Azusa Pacific University
Katie Russo, Azusa Pacific University | Paige Castren, Azusa Pacific University
Academy as Learning: A Pilot Interdiciplinary Multicultural FLC on Collaborative Service-Learning
What are the needs of our students and communities in this 21st century? How can we learn with/from each other, as faculty, to become agents of change? / In this interactive session we will examine tools and tips from our UCB pilot multicultural and interdisciplinary FLC on Collaborative Service Learning and its possible application in other settings. /
Amelia Barili, University of California, Berkeley