Concurrent Session: 2 | Monday October 24th 11:15-12:30

Location: Room 2

Institutional Change to Support and Reward Faculty as Community-Engaged Scholars : Part One

Presenters will describe how institutions have modified faculty personnel policies to recognize community-engaged scholarship in the RPT process; challenges encountered and strategies that have been successful in achieving institutional change; ways that institutions define engaged scholarship and differentiate it from or integrate it into the review of teaching, service, and conventional forms of scholarship; how engaged scholarship is presented and evaluated; and examples of how individual faculty have been able to navigate the process under varying RPT policies and conditions. The presentation will conclude with discussion of factors that appear to support institutional change.

 

Presenters:

  • Claire Cavallaro, Dean Emeritus, College of Education, California State University, Fullerton
  • Erica Bowers, Chair, Department of Literacy and Reading Education, California State University, Fullerton
  • Lina Dostilio, Director, Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research, Duquesne University
  • Lisa Kirtman, Dean, California State University, Fullerton

Presentation Type: How-To

Key Words: Institutional Change, Innovations in Higher Education

 

Institutional Change to Support and Reward Faculty as Community-Engaged Scholars: Part Two

Presenters will describe how institutions have modified faculty personnel policies to recognize community-engaged scholarship in the RPT process; challenges encountered and strategies that have been successful in achieving institutional change; ways that institutions define engaged scholarship and differentiate it from or integrate it into the review of teaching, service, and conventional forms of scholarship; how engaged scholarship is presented and evaluated; and examples of how individual faculty have been able to navigate the process under varying RPT policies and conditions. The presentation will conclude with discussion of factors that appear to support institutional change.

 

Presenters:

  • Claire Cavallaro, Dean Emeritus, College of Education, California State University, Fullerton
  • Emily Janke, Director & Associate Professor, Institute for Community and Economic Engagement, Peace and Conflict Studies Department, University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • Linda Larrivee, Dean, School of Education, Health, and Natural Sciences, Worcester State University
  • Lynn Pelco, Associate Vice Provost of Community Engagement, Virginia Commonwealth University

Presentation Type: How-To

Key Words: Institutional Change, Innovations in Higher Education

 

Location: Room 3

Prospect for Change: Lessons from an Anchor Institution-Community Collaboration in Milwaukee

Promoting Assets Reducing Crime (PARC) is a multi-year, community-based participatory research project of Near West Side Partners, Inc. (NWSP) and has two primary goals: 1) promoting assets to transform the negative perception of the neighborhood and 2) reducing crime to address the reality of the neighborhood's challenges. Five key Near West Side anchor institutions and corporations including Aurora Health Care/Sinai Hospital, Harley-Davidson, Marquette University, MillerCoors and Potawatomi Business Development Corporation form NWSP. The presentation will share the lessons learned from PARC.

 

Presenters:

  • Amber Wichowsky, Assistant Professor, Marquette University
  • Dan Bergen, Executive Director, Office of Community Engagement, Marquette University

Presentation Type: Proven Programs

Key Words: Anchor Strategy, Healthy Communities, Economic Development, University-Community Partnerships

 

Temple-Made: The Realignment of an Urban University

Temple University is transforming itself into a leading, public research university, translating its successful “Temple Made” campaign into a dynamic vision for redevelopment and growth, including Innovative approaches to urban mobility and safety. These improvements include pedestrian and transit station improvements, and a Safety in the City strategy driven by a 24-hour analysis of the campus and its adjacent neighborhoods. This presentation will explore the planning and design approaches that have allowed Temple to chart a compelling new course for its urban future.

 

Presenters:

  • Douglas Kozma, Campus Practice Leader, SmithGroupJJR
  • Margaret Carney, Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning and Management, The Catholic University of America

Presentation Type: Proven Programs

Key Words:  Civic Learning, Healthy Communities, Economic Development, Institutional Change, Urban Development, Environmental Sustainability, Shared Spaces, Innovations in Higher Education

 

Location: Room 4

DC's Limited Purpose Driver's License: Challenges and Opportunities for Integrating the Undocumented Community

Georgetown University’s Center for Social Justice and two of its long-standing community partners, Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) and Trabajadores Unidos de Washington, DC, initiated a community-based research project to understand the experiences of DC’s undocumented community in accessing the limited purpose driver’s license. The study highlighted immigrants’ motivations and challenges in obtaining the license as well as recommendations for increasing its accessibility. This presentation will describe early lessons in implementation efforts and highlight community engagement opportunities to address immigrant integration.

 

Presenters:

  • Diana Guelespe, Director of Research and Evaluation, Georgetown University
  • Christopher Murphy, Vice President for Government Relations and Community Engagement, Georgetown University
  • Heidi Tseu, Director of Local Government Affairs, Georgetown University

Presentation Type: How-To

Key Words: University-Community Partnerships, Social Justice

   

Actualizing Human Rights Advocacy at the Local Level

This presentation will highlight the Human Rights Advocacy Program created at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.  Leveraging existing admissions scholarships, students work under faculty supervision to work on issues impacting the immigrant/refugee/non-citizen community.  

  

Presenters:

  • Jamie Abrams, Assistant Professor, University of Louisville
  • Enid Trucios-Haynes, Professor, University of Louisville

Presentation Type: Proven Programs

Key Words: University-Community Partnerships, Social Justice, Diversity, Innovations in Higher Education

  

Partnership, Participatory Research and Intervention Building in a New Immigrant Gateway

Recognized in 2015 as a “major emerging gateway” by the Brookings Institute, Charlotte, NC is emblematic of the nation’s changing immigrant geography. Unlike traditional gateways of the past (New York, Boston, Chicago, e.g.), new gateways have comparatively limited experience welcoming immigrants and incipient understanding of best practices in terms of integrating newcomers with more established communities. By critically reflecting on their own path and experience, the presenters will guide other teams keen to engage in action-driven participatory work with newly arrived (or long established) immigrant groups in their own cities and communities.

 

Presenters:

  • Heather Smith, Professor of Geography, Director Urban Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Claire Schuch, Graduate Research Assistant, Levine Museum of the New South/UNC Charlotte
  • Brisa Urquieta-Hernandez, Project Manager, Carolinas HealthCare System

Presentation Type: Proven Programs

Key Words:  Healthy Communities, Workforce Development, Community Development, University-Community Partnerships, Neighborhood Support, Social Justice, Diversity

 

Location: Room 5

Communication Co-op: Creating an Experiential Learning Culture in the Liberal Arts

This presentation will provide an overview of the presenters’ experiences in developing and implementing a new, competitive-track cooperative education (co-op) program for communication undergraduate students at the University of Cincinnati. This session offers tangible takeaways for attendees interested in developing innovative experiential learning programs at their own institution and exploring pedagogical approaches to career education in the liberal arts. 

 

Presenters:

  • Annie Straka, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati

Presentation Type: Proven Programs

Key Words: Workforce Development, Institutional Change, Innovations in Higher Education

 

On-Campus Community Service as a Means to Introduce and Expand Service and Civic Engagement 

PittServes is a University-wide initiative that engages students in meaningful service to the community on a local, national and international scale with a focus on sustainability, education and community development. This presentation describes the collaborative implementation of DIY Service Project Kits, which have generated over 850 hours of service.


Presenters:

  • Angela Gordon, Assistant Director, Office of PittServes, University of Pittsburgh
  • Ashley John, Student Civic Engagement Council Member, University of Pittsburgh

Presentation Type: Proven Programs

Key Words: Civic Learning

 

Location: Room 6

Finding calm in teaching, research, and service: MSW students, Community Partners and Somali Refugees

This presentation will describe efforts to integrate a graduate community course into the Somali refugee community while including community partners. The speakers will reflect on the “calm” that comes from watching students try new foods, socialize with the community, learn skills, and collaboration on advocacy and peer-reviewed presentations, thus fulfilling the goal of integrating teaching, scholarship, and service.

 

Presenters:

  • Holly Riffe, Professor, Northern Kentucky University
  • Jessica Baldridge Human Services Business/Projects Specialist Northern Kentucky Area Development District
  • Karen Brownlee, MSW Student, Northern Kentucky University
  • Rylan Truman, Grants Manager for Special Programs, Catholic Charities Refugee of Louisville-Kentucky Office for Refugees

Presentation Type:  How-To

Key Words: Healthy Communities, Urban Development, Community Development, University-Community Partnerships, Neighborhood Support, Social Justice, Diversity

  

Lessons Learned and Best Practices from a Sustained University-Community Partnership

This presentation will describe the best practices and lessons learned from a community-university partnership spanning five years and over 5,000 hours of engaged learning. Attendees will learn about the Community-Based Learning Coordinators (CBLC) model that supports community partners in their work as co-educators and discover how a sustained, deep partnership increases partner capacity, enhances program quality, and has benefitted K-12 students through the local community organization.

 

Presenters:

  • Sam Centellas, Executive Director, University of Notre Dame
  • Marisel Moreno, Associate Professor of Spanish, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Notre Dame
  • Rachel Parroquin, Assistant Professional Specialist, Romance Languages and Literatures and Director of Spanish Community-Based Learning, Center for Social Concerns, University of Notre Dame

Presentation Type: Proven Programs

Key Words: K-12+ Higher Education Partnerships, Community Development, University-Community Partnerships, Neighborhood Support, Social Justice, Diversity, Innovations in Higher Education

    

Fostering A Democratic Ideal: Facilitating Political Literacy and Political Participation 

Declines in political literacy and lower levels among poor and young people accompany reductions in pertinent K-12 content and documented examples of political officials proactively limiting access to information. This presentation examines how the urban university mission provides the basis for fostering a societal ideal, supporting broad knowledge of issues and democratic participation.

 

Presenters:

  • Mark Winston, Engagement Officer, Widener University

Presentation Type: Thinking Big Dialogue

Key Words: K-12+ Higher Education Partnerships, University-Community Partnerships, Social Justice, Diversity

 

Location: Room 7

Please Touch The Art

Using the project “Please Touch the Art”, we will showcase a partnership between the UNO Art Department, WhyArts artists, and three organizations serving people with vision impairment, including workshops and culminating in a juried month-long exhibit held at UNO. Attendees will be presented with a range of program ideas and will discuss honest listening, creating open dialogues, and questions to ask to get to the heart of successful partnering.

 

Presenters:

  • Heike Langdon, Manager of Possibilities, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Carolyn Anderson, Executive Director, WhyArts? Inc.

Presentation Type: Proven Programs

Key Words: University-Community Partnerships, Diversity

  

Imagining Democracy on Campus and Beyond: Cultural Organizing and the 'Art of Transformation'

How can universities develop deep, broad and sustained philosophical and pragmatic commitments to socially engaged work on the part of administrative leaders, faculty, staff, and students, community leaders and everyday residents? How can the process of generating those commitments embody and enact the commitments themselves? The presenters will share experiences with cultural organizing for community engagement at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the city of Baltimore, culminating most recently in a project called Art of Transformation. This organizing process has involved applying ideas championed by Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life.

 

Presenters:

  • Bev Bickel, Clinical Associate Professor of Language, Literacy & Culture, UMBC
  • Lee Boot, Director, Imaging Research Center, UMBC
  • David Hoffman, Assistant Director of Student Life for Civic Agency, UMBC

Presentation Type: Proven Programs

Keywords: University-Community Partnerships, Civic Learning, Social Justice

 

 

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