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Call for Proposals
In 2020, we will explore our many and diverse futures together in an annual meeting of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium devoted to “Envisioning Engaged Scholarship.” This year, special — although not exclusive — emphasis will be placed on proposals that look to the future of engagement, for example, the future of engaged scholarship, community engagement, and even the future of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium itself.
Organizers recognize the diverse disciplinary, professional, institutional, and geographic contexts represented in the ESC. Therefore, we fully embrace proposals that regard and respect the many possible shared futures ahead for us in the Engagement Scholarship Consortium.
Proposals are sought for panels, presentations, posters, and workshops. Successful proposals will advance discourse about engaged scholarship and evidence-based practice by communicating research findings, program designs and impacts, lessons learned, and curricular and policy development reflective of diverse contexts, partnerships, populations, and institutions.
Projects that speak to student gains, student success, and students as engaged learners — either as graduate students or undergraduate students — are encouraged. Projects that speak to community gains, community success, and community partners as engaged learners — either as national or international community partners — are also encouraged. Panel, presentation, poster, or workshop teams that include students and/or community partners as co-presenters are also greatly encouraged.
Proposals may address (but are not limited to): community-based research; urban/rural interactions; international contexts; business and industry; distance-based delivery; underserved populations; cooperative extension; service-learning; continuing education; and university-wide outreach and engagement programs.
Proposals are invited for presentations in five flexible tracks:
● Assessment of Engagement
● Methods for Engagement
● Collaborative Engagement
● Technologies of Engagement
● Leadership and Engagement
Proposals may be submitted in any of the following formats:
Workshops are designed to exchange information about a particular body of knowledge, evidence-based practice, engaged teaching technique, assessment or research instrument, or methodology. A workshop should include a small number of presenters and the emphasis should be on disseminating specific knowledge. Active discussion between audience and presenters should take place throughout the session. Workshops will be scheduled for 60 minutes, composed of 40 minutes of presentation and 20 minutes of questions and answers. The intention is to produce discussion that results in an outcome, especially with actionable recommendations for practice. One proposal should be submitted for each workshop and should include contact information for all members of the proposed workshop.
Like workshops, panels are designed to exchange information about a particular body of knowledge, evidence-based practice, engaged teaching technique, assessment or research instrument, or methodology. Panels include a target of three or four panelists and feature active debate about a topic or present various perspectives about a topic. Panels will be scheduled for 60 minutes, composed of 40 minutes of active panel discussion and 20 minutes of interactive questions and answers. One proposal should be submitted for each panel and should include contact information for all members of the proposed panel.
In a symposium, presenters each present on a related topic (e.g., a research finding, high-impact practice, policy issue, etc.). Successful symposia include presentations that represent diverse disciplinary, professional, institutional, and geographic backgrounds. Symposia include a target of three presentations. Because symposia are scheduled for 60 minutes total, each presenter is allotted 20 minutes, at least 5 minutes of which is recommended to involve active discussion with members of the audience. One proposal should be submitted for each presentation and should include contact information for co-presenters on the proposed presentation.
Posters are best suited to reporting results of research studies and evaluations as well as the presentation of translational, educational, service-learning, clinical, or other programs of engaged scholarship or evidence-based practice. Posters will be displayed continuously during an open viewing period. Also, to encourage networking and discussion of the displayed work, at least one author is expected to be present at the poster during a formal session. One proposal should be submitted for each poster and should include contact information for co-presenters on the proposed poster.
* Please note that a separate call for undergraduate student poster proposals is forthcoming.
- Title (10-word maximum)
- Presentation format (workshop, symposium, panel, or poster)
- Abstract for conference program (50-word maximum)
- Presentation description (250-word maximum)
- Presentation track:
- Assessment of Engagement
- Methods for Engagement
- Collaborative Engagement
- Technologies of Engagement
- Leadership and Engagement
- Presentation technology needs
- Primary presenter contact information
- Co-presenter(s) contact information
- Note: For workshops and panels, this means “all other members of the workshop” or “all other members of the panel.”