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CONCURRENT SESSIONS E
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Rebuilding Vernonia: Tracking Community Vitality and Change in Rural Oregon
- Amy Grotta Oregon State University Extension Service
A small town in the middle of the woods floods, destroying the schools. The town rallies to reinvent itself, using the newly rebuilt schools as a catalyst for change. And then what? The Vital Vernonia Indicator Project attempts to find out, engaging K-12 through graduate students in the process.
Community Partners’ Perceptions of the Challenges to Service-Learning in Egypt
- Neivin Shalabi Delta University for Science and Technology, Egypt
This presentation reports the findings of a qualitative study that employed Enos and Morton’s (2003) framework to explore service-learning partnerships at a private university in Egypt. Community partners pinpointed four major barriers pertaining to local culture, differences between the university and the community, students, and limited capacity of community-based organizations.
Service-Learning as Nonprofit Capacity Builder: Relationships, Reputation, Revenue
- Theresa Beyerle University of Akron
Innovative service-learning is far more than traditional tutoring or one shot service projects. An urban community works together as university students solve problems and build capacity for local nonprofits. What began as a simple funding rejection has become a successful model involving local funders, nonprofit organizations and a service-learning program.
Engaging People & Place in Research & Environmental Literacy
- Tom Arsuffi Texas Tech University Center at Junction
- Donna Hamilton Texas Tech University at Waco
- Emily Seldomridge Texas Tech University Center at Junction
- Nikki Dictson Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas Water Resources Institute
A “sense of place” in nature is fundamental to learning, understanding and an informed citizenry. Here, we describe the role of “field stations” as “place” platforms for increasing natural resource literacy, establishing rural-urban connections, innovative outreach and providing pathways to environmental careers through partnerships, outreach, workshops and minority undergraduate research.
The Next Generation of Savers: Integrating Savings Accounts in Schools
- Laura Rosen Center for Public Policy Priorities
- Nicole Truog University of Wisconsin-Madison
Increasingly, policymakers are viewing Children’s Savings Accounts as a means to improve financial literacy amoung youth and integrate the un- and under-banked into the mainstream financial services sector. This presentation reports findings of a study that took place in both Amarillo, Texas and Eau Claire, Wisconsin, which examined the effects of school-based financial education combined with access to an in-school banking program. The discussion will highlight strategies for imple- menting children’s savings programs to have optimal impact and explore partner- ships needed for successful implementation.
Building Student Capacity Through Community Engagement
- Marlene Rebori University of Nevada - Reno
- Margaret Ferrara University of Nevada - Reno
Research results will be presented from a three-year longitudinal study assessing the integration of community engagement into an education course. The five core themes center on student capacity building and include: 1) professional skills, 2) civic engagement, 3) college experience, 4) academic skills, and 5) personal growth and development.
Preventing Graduate Student Heroic Suicide in Community Based Research: A Tale of Two Committees
- Nancy Franz Iowa State University
Graduate students are increasingly interested in public scholarship. However, they struggle to find faculty to serve as graduate committee members who fully understand engaged research and related scholarship. This workshop explores using a research stakeholder advisory committee as a successful tool for graduate students with non-heroic community-based scholarship aspirations.
STEM Programming to Underrepresented Audiences
- Pamela Gilchrist North Carolina State University, The Science House
- Jamila Simpson North Carolina State University
- Crystal Adams University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Todd Boyette University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University STEM professionals and informal science professionals use a participatory approach to connect undergraduate students and in-service educators with K-12 students and parents within underrepresented communities. The partnership promotes the relevancy of STEM to underrepresented communities by shaping students’ career and academic interests through learning experiences and parental resources.
Interprofessional Education, Collaboration, and Engagement: The Akron Experience
- Tracy Riley The University of Akron
- Michelle Boltz The University of Akron
- Martha Conrad Austen Biolnnovation Institute in Akron
- Patrick Gallegos Northeast Ohio Medical University
- Marlene Huff University of Akron
- Michael Holder Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron
The demand for high quality healthcare invites novel approaches in educating future professionals. Changes in HOW and WHERE healthcare students are being educated are occurring as discipline-specific programs are exploring inter-professional activities. Guided by national agendas Akron-area institutions are collaborating to impact change within and across systems and disciplines.
Dancing at the Crossroads: Participatory Art, Rebuilding Community
- Christopher Smith Texas Tech University
- Bill Gelber Texas Tech University
- Genevieve Durham Texas Tech University
- Abi Rhoades Texas Tech University
Engage participatory arts through the “Crossroads Project” at TTU: including creative works, performances, presentations, publications, and journal; theme is the creative collisions central to North American music and culture. History, sources, evidence-based practices, teaching techniques, linking creative activity and research scholarship. Workshop employs demonstration, participation, interactive sources, and analytical methodologies.
Lessons Learned: Collaborative Community Development in Missouri and South Africa
- Mary Leuci University of Missouri-Columbia
- Letitia Johnson University of Missouri Extension
- Priscilla Daniels University of the Western Cape
- Marion Keim Lees University of the Western Cape
Learn how the University of Missouri and the University of the Western Cape are collaborating with each other and local communities to foster community leadership and empowerment through mutual learning exchanges, webinars, jointly developed community capacity building, and applied research.