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Preconference Sessions

Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshops

A Preconference Event of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium Annual Conference

Sunday, October 6 - Wednesday, October 9
Texas Tech University
$100 (includes admission ESC main conference)

This intensive professional development program provides advanced doctoral students and early career faculty with background literature, facilitated discussion, mentoring, and presentations designed to increase their knowledge and enhance their practice of community engaged scholarship. Participation in the Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop (EESW) is limited and interested applicants must be nominated to be considered for this workshop.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact EESW chair (University of New Hampshire). 

 

Outreach and Engagement Staff Workshop

A preconference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium Annual Conference

Monday, October 7
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Texas Tech University
$75 registration fee

Organized and led by peer practitioners in conjunction with the 2013 Annual Conference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC). 

Program:

Keynote by Barbara Holland, invited sessions on boundary-spanning roles, “right-brained” community engagement, evaluation and assessment, and communications, as well as a special conversation with community partners and university staff on the unique challenges and opportunities of working in partnership.

Who should attend:

The Outreach and Engagement Staff Workshop (OESW) is designed for university staff and non-tenure-track faculty members who, in roles distinct from those of tenure-track faculty, facilitate, manage and direct ongoing projects, programs, services, research and relationships with community partners. These professionals span the boundaries between campus and community and have an emerging professional identity and a unique set of strengths and challenges that will be addressed in this workshop. Because of the overlap in roles, skills and values, "boundary spanners" who facilitate community-university partnerships on behalf of community organizations are also welcome to attend.

Preconference goals:

  • •   engage participants in exploring the common roles, skills and values of successful community-university boundary spanners
  • •   deliver tools and resources for addressing key challenges
  • •   provide a venue for practitioners to establish visibility and a voice in the field of community-university partnerships
  • •   strengthen intercampus engagement networks for learning, resource sharing, problem solving and collaboration.

View the workshop's schedule.

To learn more about the OESW or the national practitioner network, contact OESW chair Katherine Loving at kaloving@uhs.wisc.edu or (608) 263-5714.

 

Race, Ethnicity and Community Engagement in Higher Education Symposium

Sunday, October 6, 3 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Monday, October 7, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

$100 registration fee

The Engagement Scholarship Consortium invites you to attend the new Pre-Conference Symposium “Race, Ethnicity, and Community Engagement in Higher Education.” The symposium is designed to provide participants with multiple perspectives on critical issues, paradigms, and challenges related to race, ethnicity and community engagement in higher education. Participants in this pre-conference symposium will address a wide range of issues related to research, curriculum design, assessment, institutional support, diversity, community connection, partnerships, and student development.

The symposium occurs prior to the general conference and consists of two componentsresearch/scholarly papers and mentoring/professional development sessions. Presentations and sessions will cover issues of race/ethnicity, equity, justice and diversity, as well as topics related to historically underrepresented, underserved, or marginalized populations in higher education.

Program highlights:

  • •   Keynote speeches by: Felecia Jones, Executive Director of Black Belt Community Foundation, and Tommy J. Curry, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Affiliate Professor, Department of Africana Studies, Texas A&M University
  • •   Peer-led discussions on issues of race/ethnicity, equity, justice and diversity, as well as topics related to historically underrepresented, underserved, or marginalized populations in higher education
  • •   A special conversation with community partners and university staff on the unique challenges and opportunities of working in partnership

Who should attend:

Students, faculty, administrators, and agency personnel who support community-based research initiatives, service learning, or other forms of community engagement.  

View the symposium schedule.

For further information, contact Dr. Colette Taylor, assistant professor, higher education, at colette.taylor@ttu.edu.