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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Student Philanthropy in Social Work and Hispanic Film: Two Case Studies of Northern Kentucky University’s Mayerson Project

    • Jessica Taylor Northern Kentucky University
    • Kajsa Larson Northern Kentucky University

    McKenzie-Merket 1

    Imagine you start the semester by telling students that they have $2,000 to award to a local nonprofit. How would this work in the classroom? This symposium describes two faculty experiences with NKU’s Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project in the areas of Spanish and social work.

  • A True Youth-Focused Community–University Collaboration

    • Carl Kallgren Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

    McKenzie-Merket 1

    We have developed a university-community dynamic model that entails providing research services and capacity building outreach support. It has been highly successful for the past seven years in our first site of intense interest. We hypothesize that this model will generalize to other communities and social issues.

  • An Overview of Community Policing in South Africa: Setting the Benchmarks for Community Engagement & Service Delivery

    • Sello Tsoabisi University of South Africa

    McKenzie-Merket 2

    This session is intended to critically examine the relationship between public service delivery and the policy framework governing community policing forums within the South African Police Service (SAPS). Furthermore, the session will provide strategies to strengthen the current policy framework governing community policing within the South African Police Service. The intended strategy will provide a model for community engagement in order to improve and present the SAPS reputation as transparent, accountable and a willing-to-listen agency.

  • Vaal University, South Africa: New Directions in Regional Engaged Scholarship

    • Bernadette Johnson Vaal University of Technology
    • David Cooper University of Cape Town – South Africa

    McKenzie-Merket 2

    Vaal University of Technology, South Africa, is seeking engaged scholarship regionally, with both its surrounding wealthy industries and impoverished black township communities. The paper focuses on two case studies: industrial water development alongside its Vaal River, and a township health development, examining challenges of active scholarly engagement with civil society.

  • Evolution of an Internship Program: Adaptation Through Increased Diversity Engagement

    • Kristin Mooney National Center for Atmospheric Research
    • Stephanie Barr National Center for Atmospheric Research

    McKenzie-Merket 3

    This session highlights the Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Science program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. We will describe and assess the effectiveness of increased diversity engagement strategies, collaborations, and metrics from the unique perspective of community partner, university consortium, and research and development center.

  • Texas Natural Resource/Environmental Literacy Plan: Strategies for Implementation & Engagement

    • Tom Arsuffi Texas Tech University Center at Junction
    • Jenny Strovas Texas Tech University
    • Kiki Corry Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
    • Koy Coffer Texas Wildlife Association

    McKenzie-Merket 3

    The symposium unveils: 1) need, goals, objectives and implementation strategies for the new Natural Resource and Environmental Literacy Plan for Texas, 2) analysis of environmental education programs across Texas agencies, universities, schools and informal science centers in improving natural resource education, science and teacher training, and 3) assessment and funding.

  • Telling Tales as a Form of Mutual Learning & Empowerment

    • Deborah Romero University of Northern Colorado

    McKenzie-Merket 4

    Come learn about how our Telling Tales project exemplifies reciprocal learning and empowerment in a university-community partnership. Undergraduates partnered with local teachers in a literacy project for immigrants and refugees. The stories and artwork were published and then shared in a book tour at the university and local school board.

  • The Parent Leadership Academy: A Powerful Community-Based Model for Parent Involvement

    • Heather Pleasants University of Alabama
    • Jocelyn Fowler University of Alabama

    McKenzie-Merket 4

    Drawing on the successful Parent Leadership Academy (PLA) model, in this presentation we will explore specific strategies for increasing parent involvement and helping more parents take the next step in developing as leaders in K-5 schools, and we will discuss the qualitative and quantitative data that supports the PLA.

  • Spanning Identity Boundaries: Shaping Your Identity as an Engaged Scholar

    • Fay Fletcher University of Alberta
    • Thomas Barker University of Alberta
    • Lois Gander University of Alberta
    • Heather McRae University of Alberta

    McKenzie-Merket 6

    University of Alberta’s strategic planning mandates university-wide community engaged scholarship. This mandate challenges members of the Faculty of Extension, already historically committed to community engagement, to re-construct individual research strategies in new ways. This panel explores, and shares, how individual faculty members re-construct professional profiles for life as engaged scholars .

  • Ask an Expert: A Powerful Online Engagement Tool

    • Jeffry Hino Oregon State University, Extension Service
    • Jerold Thomas The Ohio State University

    SUB, Senate

    Can meaningful community engagement happen online? We think it can. Our online Ask an Expert (AaE) system helps the Extension Service answer questions from the public in an efficient, responsive and contemporary way, creating “engage-able moments” between Extension experts and clients, and providing a real-time view of the evolving needs across the nation.

  • Enhancing Community Engagement through Needs Assessment

    • Sam Angima Oregon State University
    • Lena Etuk Oregon State University

    SUB, Mesa

    Engagement works when we collaborate with communities and partners for the mutual beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of reciprocity. Needs assessment engages communities as equal partners in determining measurable gaps between “what is” and “what should be” conditions providing tools that meet the reciprocity requirements of engagement.

  • Ethic of Place & Rural Community Engagement

    • Beth Velde East Carolina University
    • Paige Schneider East Carolina University
    • Kate Lamere East Carolina University
    • Alex White East Carolina University
    • Rebecca Dumlao East Carolina University
    • Dennis McCunney East Carolina University

    SUB, Lubbock

    According to Charles Wilkinson, “our species thrives on the subtle, intangible, but soul-deep mix of landscape, smells, sounds, history, neighbors and friends that constitute a place. An ethic of place respects equally the people of a region and the land, animals, vegetation, water and air.” In rural areas community engagement requires university faculty and students who recognize the importance of place in our communities and who appreciate the interplay between place, community members and community issues. This workshop will focus on ways to use the concept of “sense of place” to collaborate with rural communities. We will provide multimedia case examples of how one university accomplishes rural partnerships using “sense of place”.

  • Caring for a Shared Place: Academic Community Engagement for Watershed Restoration

    • Gail Heffner Calvin College
    • David Warners Calvin College

    SUB, Playa

    Calvin College faculty have launched a watershed restoration initiative engaging community organizations, residents, schools, churches, businesses and neighborhood associations in restoring health to the Plaster Creek watershed, a degraded urban watershed. This workshop describes lessons learned by focusing our work on research public education and outreach, and on-the-ground watershed restoration.

  • Incorporating Service-Learning and Community Engagement into Graduate STEM Disciplines

    • Paul Matthews University of Georgia, Office of Service-Learning
    • Anna Karls University of Georgia

    SUB, Canyon

    Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) graduate students have growing interest, but often few opportunities, for learning how to integrate community engagement, outreach, and service-learning into their disciplinary work. This presentation profiles efforts at one land-grant institution and nationally to support professional development of STEM graduate students interested in community engagement.

  • Engaging Philanthropy: Promoting Global Social Justice for Women and Girls

    • Aretha Marbley Texas Tech University
    • Charlotte Dunham Texas Tech University
    • Patricia Earl Texas Tech University
    • Kathleen Phelan Texas Tech University

    McKenzie-Merket 5

    Participants will create a common framework and agenda to discuss opportunities to increase the efficacy of the social justice philanthropy, decide on approaches that collectively engage educators, universities, communities, corporations, and clergy; and generate potential collective strategies and actions that increase investments and leverage philanthropy for women and women-led solutions.