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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 9:30 - 10:30 AM

  • University of Missouri Extension’s Healthy Lifestyle Initiative

    • Jo Britt-Rankin University of Missouri

    McKenzie-Merket 1

    MU Extension’s Healthy Lifestyle Initiative is developing healthy communities via policies and environments that support access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity. This initiative ensures that the resources, needs and desires are identified and incorporated into community plans to address factors contributing to overweight, obesity and sedentary lifestyle.

  • Youth Intervention Strategies: One Size Does Not Fit All

    • Kim Jackson Archway Professional, Washington County, University of Georgia/Archway Partnership
    • Michelle Elliot Archway Professional, Washington County
    • Jeff Tarver Founder, Hawkinsville Hoops League
    • Benjie Tarbutton Board Member Boys and Girls Club of the CSRA Washington County Club

    McKenzie-Merket 2

    Addressing the challenges facing today’s youth is not easy. Two central Georgia counties found the perfect fit by identifying pressing issues, assembling diverse teams, and selecting the programs for their needs. These communities were able to make a big impact on local teens and span local boundaries in the process.

  • Julian Samora Legacy Project– Realizing Community

    • Carmen Samora Julian Samora Legacy Project

    McKenzie-Merket 2

    Using their social justice curriculum designed for middle school through college,the Julian Samora Legacy Project engages intra-generational communities by collecting oral histories. Students become both research investigators and documenters of history. Elders take their rightful place of honor in the family and community when the young learn of their courageous efforts on behalf of family and community.

  • Rewards & Challenges in Globally Engaged Learning & Research

    • Elizabeth Tryon Morgridge Center for Public Service

    McKenzie-Merket 3

    Many U.S. colleges and universities are exploring the idea of examining our global engagement efforts and documenting good practices. Come hear and engage in deliberative dialog on results of a survey of TRUCEN school frameworks for global engagement, to expand the knowledge and resource base we can share to evolve in our work.

  • The Phenomenon of Combining Service Learning & Study Abroad

    • Charles Klein Texas Tech University

    McKenzie-Merket 3

    Incorporating service-learning as an integral component of a short-term study abroad program can provide significant benefits for students and enhance their international experience. This longitudinal, qualitative study shows how intimate interaction with community partners is essential to the process. However, the study revealed issues for further study including concern regarding the value of such programs to community partners.

  • Make More Music: Developing a Sustainable After School Enrichment Program through University-Community Engagement

    • Tracy Parish University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Ellen Elrick Urbana School District #116

    McKenzie-Merket 4

    This presentation describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of a sustainable collaboration between the Illinois School of Music and Urbana School District through which Urbana students are provided music instruction regardless of economic status, musical ability, or experience while creating community-based professional development opportunities for undergraduate music education students.

  • Spanning Boundaries with Youth Voice

    • Jenny Jordan University of Georgia

    McKenzie-Merket 4

    Youth can and should be the voice of programs. Explore strategies and successful inclusion of youth voice through partnerships with adults. Drawing from experiences in developing youth leaders as conference planners and ambassadors, this session will explore the incorporation of youth as the voices that span boundaries and connect communities.

  • Symbolic Leadership and the Measurement of Outreach and Engagement

    • Philip C. Morton Texas Tech University
    • Marcelo Schmidt Texas Tech University
    • Gail Alleyne Bayne Texas Tech University

    McKenzie-Merket 5

    The OEMI is a survey developed to increase public understanding of a university’s outreach and engagement efforts. This presentation will attempt to demonstrate how an institution’s adaptation of the instrument have the symbolic value to change the culture of outreach and engagement at the institution while still providing meaningful data.

  • Engaged University Presidents’ and Chancellors’ Perceptions about the Scholarship of Engagement

    • Patricia Sobrero North Carolina State University
    • Jay Jayaratne North Carolina State University

    McKenzie-Merket 5

    The purpose of this study was to determine perceptions of university presidents/chancellors about community engagement scholarship and identify how it is valued compared to other realms in Carnegie Engaged universities. This survey study of 311 top administrators in Carnegie Engaged universities reveals what they believe and value about community engagement.

  • Communities Driving Education– Get on the Bus

    • Jennifer Oppenlander Oregon State University
    • Courtney Snead Central Oregon Community College
    • Beth Emshoff Oregon State University

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    In this session we will encourage participants to think about their communities and identify local partners they could work with to implement programs that will increase their college-going culture, create a seamless transition from K-16, and provide local access to learning that meets the needs of individuals, families, and businesses.

  • Measuring the Effects of Service and Engagement on Student Development

    • Gary Kirk Virginia Tech
    • Jacob Grohs Virginia Tech
    • Susan Short Virginia Tech

    SUB, Senate

    This workshop focuses on the planning, implementation, and initial findings from an effort to assess student development resulting from participation in community-based learning and co-curricular student engagement programs. The approach combines survey-based scales and a community problem-solving simulation to measure change using both cross-sectional and longitudinal perspectives on program impacts.

  • Joining Forces to Enhance the Depth and Scope of Engagement through Community Engaged Research: A Tale of Two Public Universities

    • Nancy Franz Iowa State University
    • Edith Parker University of Iowa

    SUB, Mesa

    Researchers and community educators struggle to authentically connect with each other. The University of Iowa Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences and the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach joined forces to address this struggle. This partnership connects researchers across units with community educators though a continuum of partnership options.

  • The Center for Family Resilience: Building a Stronger Community-University Engagement

    • Ronald Cox Jr, Oklahoma State University
    • Jorge Atiles Oklahoma State University
    • Patricia DeMoraes-Huffine Latino Community Development Agency

    SUB, Lubbock

    The Center for Family Resilience (CFR) is a university-community collaboration designed to create and disseminate scientific knowledge that builds programmatic and policy strategies for promoting individual and family resilience. This presentation describes the CFR’s development, current work, and future directions as a potential model for stronger community-university engagement.

  • An Engagement Model for a University Center

    • Susana Rivera-Mills Oregon State University
    • Maria Chavéz-Haroldson Oregon State University

    SUB, Playa

    This session presents an engagement model for a university Center for Latino/a Studies and Engagement. We discuss an integrated model for community engagement, student engagement, and faculty engagement; promoting respect, reciprocity,and collaboration in a culturally responsive context. Participants will be provided with models for engaged research, student leadership, and community building.

  • Educational Modules on Effective Community-Based Participatory Research Practices

    • Jessica Barnes-Major Michigan State University
    • Mavany Calac Verdugo Ricon Band of Luiseno Indians
    • Robert Brown Michigan State University
    • Patricia Farrell Michigan State University

    SUB, Canyon

    In this presentation, we will describe our co-creation process for developing curriculum for faculty and community regarding CBPR. Engagement specialists,community consultants, and faculty consultants will discuss lessons learned. Highlights from the educational modules will be reviewed, and a discussion about best practices regarding measurement of learning will be facilitated.

  • Trailblazing Paths to Informal/Formal Education: TTU Llano River Field Station

    • Tom Arsuffi Texas Tech University
    • Robert Stubblefield Texas Tech University Center at Junction
    • Karen Lopez Texas Tech University Center at Junction
    • Marta Newkirk National Park Service, Rivers and Trails Conservation Assistance
    • Linda Edwards Texas Tech Llano River Field Station

    SUB, Traditions

    Texas Tech’s Outdoor School, a recognized STEM Exemplar Program using standards-based multiple best learning practices instruction, links innovative curriculum with nature. A new Discovery Point Trail in partnership with National Park Service’s RTCA & Texas Parks and Wildlife Department offers expanded opportunities for informal/formal learning for families, schools and organizations.