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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 4:00 - 5:00 PM

  • Community Readiness Model Suggests Low Awareness for Obesity Prevention Efforts

    • Deana Hildebrand Oklahoma State University

    SUB, Canyon

    The project assessed 1) county residents’ readiness for nutrition and active living changes, and 2) status of nutrition and physical activity policies in three priority sectors. The majority of policies and environments were weak to moderate and may explain the low readiness levels for change.

  • Environmental Scanning for Spanning Boundaries: Implications for Effective Engagement with Communities

    • Koralalage Jayaratne North Carolina State University

    SUB, Canyon

    The purpose of this presentation is to share lessons learned in developing an Environmental Scanning (ES) system for Cooperative Extension. What do we mean by ES? What is the significance of ES in spanning boundaries? How to develop an effective ES system? This workshop will find answers to above questions.

  • Information and Communication Technologies for Community Development: Engaged Scholarship Approaches

    • Ivette Bayo University of Washington, The Information School
    • Martin Wolske University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
    • Ricardo Gomez University of Washington, The Information School
    • Karen Barton University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
    • Joel Spencer The Urbana Free Library

    McKenzie-Merket 2

    Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can be tools for community development. How do top-notch research universities make ICT relevant for community development in ways that respect, include, and benefit the communities they are embedded in? Researchers (and community members) working with UW and UIUC will discuss some of their work with ICT in local communities in Seattle, WA and Champaign-Urbana, IL.

  • Innovative University-Community Partnerships Using the Arts

    • Lee Ann Woolery University of Missouri
    • Mary Simon Leuci University of Missouri

    McKenzie-Merket 2

    Learn key practices in developing an innovative community arts pilot program that engages campus faculty, students and rural communities in Missouri working collaboratively to build community and create economic opportunity through the arts.

  • Advocacy for Transit-Oriented Design and Development: A Collaborative Community Outreach

    • Thomas K. Davis University of Tennessee, College of Architecture & Design

    McKenzie-Merket 3

    During Spring 2013, a University of Tennessee graduate urban design studio was engaged by the Greater Nashville Metropolitan Planning Organization to explore the potential of a “transit village” to be located on the proposed Southeast Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Line. As a metropolitan area anticipating regional population growth of an additional one million persons in the next 25 years, Nashville is rapidly laying the groundwork for a major expansion of its currently inadequate mass transit system. The project has been pursued in partnership with the Nashville Civic Design Center, a satellite base for community outreach and advocacy by the student urban design teams.

  • Integrating Engagement Scholarship into the Advanced Architectural Design Studio

    • Benjamin Shacklette Texas Tech University

    McKenzie-Merket 3

    This workshop begins with a presentation on the development of an engaged teaching pedagogy combining discipline specific curricula with related community service projects that address the needs of regional communities. Several case studies are critically examined that show successful and unsuccessful outcomes. This workshop concludes with questions, comments, and discussion.

  • Promise Neighborhood: Engaged Scholarship for College and Career Preparedness

    • Dale Scott Ridley Texas Tech University
    • Kathy Austin Texas Tech University
    • Susan Back Texas Tech University
    • Christina Esperat Texas Tech University
    • Peggy Johnson Texas Tech University
    • Marc Lochbaum Texas Tech University
    • Aretha Marbley Texas Tech University
    • Michael O’Boyle Texas Tech University
    • Wendy Ross Lubbock Schools
    • Lisa Leach Lubbock Schools

    McKenzie-Merket 4

    The federal Promise Neighborhood initiative facilitates active participation of neighborhood members in identifying and addressing challenges within the context of community capacity building, collaboration and documentation of best practices. Participatory research led to coordination of services designed to foster health, wellness, readiness to learn and college and career preparedness.

  • The Raleigh Promise - A Community Collaborative

    • James Zuiches North Carolina State University

    McKenzie-Merket 4

    The Raleigh Promise is a community-wide collaborative effort to double the number of Raleigh low-income youth, often with multiple disadvantages, who achieve a postsecondary credential and living-wage employment by 2025. We have invested in high school Future Scholars, College Fellows and a Raleigh College Center to create long-term success.

  • A Lubbock ISD & TTU AVID K-20 College Readiness Model

    • Fernando Valle Texas Tech University
    • Beverly Finch Lubbock ISD
    • Marissa Gutierrez Texas Tech University

    McKenzie-Merket 5

    This workshop engages participants in the K-20 Lubbock ISD and Texas Tech University AVID College Readiness Model. A panel of LISD and TTU faculty,students and teachers will share their work and discuss the partnership efforts to engage parents and students along the K-20 pipeline to engage in College Readiness.

  • From K-12 Engineering Outreach to Community Engagement - A Roadmap

    • Tanja Karp Texas Tech University
    • Richard Gale Texas Tech University
    • Greg Burnham Estacado High School
    • Toby Klameth J.T. Hutchinson Middle School

    McKenzie-Merket 6

    The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Texas Tech University has a long standing record of offering robotics competitions as part of its engineering outreach commitment. However, listening to requests from engineering students,school teachers, and parents and assisting them in the realization of their ideas has significantly broadened the number of activities offered as well as their scope.

  • Utilizing an Holistic Approach to Supporting Students: Addressing Student Hunger on Campus

    • Tracy Hall University of Michigan-Dearborn
    • Amy Karaban University of Michigan–Dearborn

    SUB, Senate

    This presentation will discuss the creation of a student food pantry at the University of Michigan-Dearborn in partnership with Gleaners Community Food Bank. Scholarship on the impact of student hunger, the practical aspects of implementation, and best practices on maintenance of client dignity will be explored in a group setting.

  • Preventing Teen Pregnancy: An Example of a Community-University Partnership

    • Ronald Cox Jr., Oklahoma State University
    • Karina Shreffler Oklahoma State University
    • Kami Schwerdtfeger Oklahoma State University
    • Michael Merten Oklahoma State University

    SUB, Mesa

    Efforts to introduce sex education into schools are often challenged by advocacy groups that oppose any program that goes beyond abstinence. This presentation outlines the development of a university-community partnership that resulted in a research study to inform an ongoing community-wide prevention effort to reduce the incidence of teen pregnancy.

  • A Community Initiated Academic Partnership in El Paso:A national model for Architecture

    • Andrew Vernooy Texas Tech University
    • Valerie Paton Texas Tech University
    • Robert Gonzalez Texas Tech University at El Paso
    • Morris Brown Texas Tech University at El Paso

    SUB, Lubbock

    Community architects advocated for a 2+2 degree pathway located in El Paso,Texas. The city offers a unique learning laboratory, with historical buildings designed by the nation’s leading architects. Community and academic partners have created a model pathway to attract more Hispanic and border students into the field of architecture.

  • Smart, Bold, Just and Delicious: A University/Haiti Fair-Trade Coffee Collaboration

    • Anthony Vinciguerra St. Thomas University
    • Marcela Moyano-Rosero St. Thomas University
    • Justin Peart St. Thomas University
    • Darrell Arnold St. Thomas University
    • Judith Bachay St. Thomas University

    SUB, Playa

    How can universities leverage their limited resources to optimize student learning as well as maximize long-term impact in global partnerships? The St. Thomas University/Port-de-Paix, Haiti, Café Cocano Fair-Trade Coffee Partnership provides one model of how an interdisciplinary, project-focused model can enhance student learning, empower communities, and support long-term development.