Presenters: Stefanie Boyer, Washington Campus Compact, Terry Kinzel, Big Bend Community College, Deborah Casey, Green River Community College, Ruby Hayden, Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Jo Enscoe, University of Washington-Tacoma, Debi Fitzgerald, Washington State University, Katie Jensen, Whatcom Community College.
Why peer advocacy?
Students themselves are an incredibly under-utilized community college resource. Mobilizing successful students in support of other students who face obstacles to college completion, increases retention and engagement for both the student advocate and the mentee (Crisp, 2010).
During this dynamic session we will take a comprehensive look at promising practices from mentoring programs participating in the Washington Campus Compact AmeriCorps Retention Project and Connect2Complete (C2C). The AmeriCorps Retention Project places AmeriCorps members at colleges and universities to implement mentoring initiatives. Using service-learning as a strategy, AmeriCorps Retention Project members recruit and train college student mentors to help reduce dropout rates of middle, high, and post-secondary students. C2C is the first national pilot initiative that focuses on using students themselves as part of the solution to some of the most pressing retention and persistence issues. This session will showcase a self-assessment rubric for campus-based mentoring programs which promises to be an extremely useful tool for new and established programs! The pilot sites for Connect2Complete are partnering to share lessons learned from their experiences administering peer to peer advocacy programs. This interactive session will allow attendees to learn more about how to set up and build capacity for mentoring programs on college campuses. Participants will leave with a tool box of best practices and implementation strategies.
Presenter: Sherril B. Gelmon, DrPH, Professor of Public Health, Portland State University, and Senior Consultant, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
This interactive skill-building workshop will present strategies, resources and examples for highlighting community-engaged scholarship in the preparation for tenure, promotion and/or personnel review. The workshop will address three main topics through presentation and discussion:
1. competencies for community-engaged scholarship, and opportunities for faculty development to build such competencies;
2. how to create peer reviewed scholarship and utilize alternative mechanisms for peer review; and
3. strategies for preparing for the process of peer review from faculty, departmental and dean's perspectives.
Strategies for collaborating with community partners in scholarly work will be emphasized, as well as successful examples of involving community partners in the peer review process. Examples from CES4Health.info and other resources from Community-Campus Partnerships for Health and Campus Compact will be discussed to provide participants with rich resources to support their work.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
1) use a competency framework for personal development in community-engaged scholarship
2) understand concepts of peer review and how to identify opportunities for alternative means of peer review
3) gain understanding of strategies to prepare for tenure/promotion/personnel review including portfolio development
4) engage community partners both in scholarly activities and in the review process
This workshop is relevant for university and college faculty and for staff who support faculty in their community engaged teaching and scholarship.
Presenters: Nadinne Cruz, Service-Learning Pioneer, Advocate, and Mentor; Cathy Avila-Linn, Educator, Consultant, Trainer and Coach; Kathleen Rice, Facilitator, Educator, & Consultant, K L Rice Consulting: Supporting Social Change Agents
The practice of visioning is critical for our individual and collective wholeness. Vision animates and energizes; it reminds us of our thirst for wanting a better tomorrow and for doing the work to create it. But whose vision do we listen to? Which vision calls to you? How can we create a new vision of education, when we often feel “stuck” in the “real world,” just trying to “hang in there.” Is expressing a vision only for extraordinary people, the iconic leaders whose words we quote? On the contrary, this preconference session is dedicated to cultivating a process for each of us to express and honor our vision, to identify and name what moves you. We will honor both what is stated and what is within you “hiding in full view,” as we name our hopes and yearnings for why higher education matters to the world (and beyond).
Join us in an environment created by three leaders who are deeply experienced in applying multi-modal and interactive learning approaches dedicated to the growth and nurturing of whole human beings—administrators, community partners, faculty, staff, and students (all of you and your whole selves!)—who do the work of service-learning and community engagement in higher education.
This session’s activities will also launch the Continuums of Service Visioning Wall, which will offer a process throughout the conference for all participants to express what comes to mind in response to the conference theme Creating the New Vision for Higher Education.
There will be 3 presentations during the Forum:
1. Service learning at Northwest Indian College takes a holistic approach which may differ from main stream colleges. Indigenous values provide the framework for programming and projects which foster reciprocal relationships of people and place. In this session, students and faculty will present and discuss methods, lessons learned and the on-going development of this integrated model.
Presenters: Ane Berrett, Service Learning Director, Northwest Indian College; Megan McCormick,AmeriCorps Vista Member, Northwest Indian College; Angelo Baca, Faculty, Northwest Indian College; Eric Lewis, Charlotte Penn and Jamielee Kamkoff, Student in Service Scholarship Education Awardees.
2. Edmonds Community College partners with local tribes and E-15 Nations Indian Education Program in Edmonds School District on key service-learning activities. For the past 13 years the college and School District have co-hosted an annual powwow on the community college campus and collaborated on tutoring and mentoring activities connecting college students with Native students in the K-12 program. Over the past six years the Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School has partnered with local tribes on an intensive service-learning program that engages students in projects that involve traditional ecological knowledge and connect college students to local people, plants and animals. Since 2007 the Occupational Safety and Health Program has been developing culturally relevant curriculum and safety training in partnership with local tribes.
Presenters: Honorable Mike Evans, Chairman of Snohomish Tribe of Indians; Franchesca Perez, Education and Outreach Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians; Kerrie Sumner Murphy, Director of Occupational Safety and Health & Adviser to Native American Student Assoc., Edmonds CC; Laura Wong-Whitebear, Director of Indian Education Program at Edmonds School District; Anna Michel, Student Engagement Specialist (AmeriCorps) and former LEAF School Student; Angelo Baca, Northwest Indian College
3. Faculty from Hawaii will share their STEM-based programs to promote learning in predominantly Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities. The Pālolo Science Center, Exploring Windward, and My Backyard programs target middle school, high school, and college students in underserved, immigrant Pacific Island and native Hawaiian communities. All three programs provide young students practice in science, technology, and math through non-threatening, activities-based lessons incorporating indigenous values and practices. At the same time, they offer college students experience mentoring and teaching, thereby building pathways to college by sharing the subjects they themselves have come to appreciate and enjoy.
Presenters: Judith Kirkpatrick, M.A.T., Kapi‘olani Community College, Professor of English, NSF-FIRE-Up Grant Coordinator, HUD/Palolo Learning Center campus liason; Ulla Hasager, PhD, University of Hawai‘i, Civic Engagement Specialist for the UHMānoa College of Social Sciences, Instructor of Ethnic Studies and Anthropology, and Program coordinator for a number of service-learning programs; Pamela DaGrossa, PhD, Windward Community College, Service-Learning Coordinator, Instructor of Anthropology
Dr. Thomas Murphy, Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field
(LEAF) School at Edmonds Community College; Erin Ryan, Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School at Edmonds Community College; Barbara Owens, Puget Soundkeeper's Alliance; Paul Frederickson, Puget Soundkeeper's Alliance.
Join the Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School and Puget Soundkeeper's Alliance (PSKA) for a hands-on model service-learning project on Seattle's picturesque Lake Union. Participants will learn about the LEAF School and PSKA's efforts to protect the waterways of the Puget Sound while cleaning up Lake Union via kayak. You will be introduced to water quality issues in the Puget Sound, the use of peer advocacy in service-learning courses and sample reflection activities that help students connect adventure and service to the study of modern human societies. You should come to the session in water-resistant, layered clothing appropriate for an outdoor adventure in the Pacific Northwest (rain or shine). Transportation to and from Lake Union and kayak rentals (donated by Northwest Outdoor Center) are included with registration.
Maximum Size: 21 participants
8:30 am - Introductions and Overview at Seattle Marriott Waterfront (Tom, Erin, Barbara)
9:30 am - Transportation to Northwest Outdoor Center
10:00 am - Kayak cleanup on Lake Union
11:30 am - Reflection activity on dock at NW Outdoor Center
12:00 pm - Depart for Seattle Marriott
Presenters: Kent Koth, Director, Center for Service and Community Engagement and the Seattle University Youth Initiative, Rachael Steward, Associate Director, Center for Service and Community Engagement
What is higher educations' response to the crisis of the educational achievement gap in the United States? Seattle University is pursuing one distinct approach. Drawing upon exemplary programs such as the Harlem Children's Zone; the Seattle University Youth Initiative unites the campus and the wider community to create a pipeline of support for low-income youth and families living in a local neighborhood while significantly enhancing the University's educational programs. Through site visits to an elementary school and public housing community we will explore the successful strategies and challenging impediments to pursuing this ambitious effort. We will also discuss the process of how the Initiative moved from a vague concept to a central element of the University. Through this pre-conference workshop we propose to engage participants in an in-depth exploration of the current progress of the Initiative. Participants will have the opportunity to visit neighborhood partners and also meet with key staff for a comprehensive overview and reflection on lessons learned.
The University has generously offered to provide lunch and transportation!
Maximum Size: 15 participants.Schedule
8:30am Meet participants at hotel and drive in van to Seattle University.
8:45am Overview of the Seattle University Youth Initiative. Meeting at Center for Service and Community Engagement,
10:00am Gatzert Elementary School site visit.
11:00am Yesler Terrace Public Housing site visit.
12:15pm Lunch at Seattle University and debrief on lessons learned.
1:15pm Drive to Conference Hotel