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Concurrent Session 5

Monday, October 3, 2011
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Symposium 13: Centrality of Engagement in Higher Education Room: 105

This session is convened by Sherry Ann Chapman, University of Alberta.

Convening Constructive Conversations about Engaged Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure

Diane Doberneck, Michigan State University; Chris R. Glass, Michigan State University

Departmental discussions about promotion and tenure are challenging, especially when disagreements about the nature of scholarship, importance of rigor, and standards of evidence surface deep disagreements about "what truly counts." This presentation provides an evidence-based discussion guide about engaged scholarship in promotion and tenure, and practical strategies for convening constructive conversations.

Assessing Impacts of Engagement Practices: Factors of Scale

Susan Erickson, Iowa State University; Timothy O. Borich, Iowa State University

Measuring impacts of our work is often encouraged but rarely accomplished. This presentation highlights case studies of contrasting scales—one small and locally based; the second covers a twelve state region. We will share lessons learned and surprising results. Join our discussion of the importance of evaluation and documentation.

Is the Civic Engagement Movement Changing Higher Education?

John Saltmarsh, New England Resource Center for Higher Education; Matthew Hartley, University of Pennsylvania

This session draws upon the work of Saltmarsh, Hartley, and others in their book, "To Serve a Larger Purpose:" Engagement for Democracy and the Transformation of Higher Education" (2011), in developing a framework of "democratic engagement" as both a model for practice and institutional change on college and university campuses.

Assessing Outreach and Engagement: Applying the Principles of Institutional Effectiveness

Valerie Paton, Texas Tech University; Birgit L. Green, Texas Tech University

The principles of institutional effectiveness provide institutions a means for improving their efficacy while meeting demands of regional accrediting agencies. This session will show how these principles could guide institutions in assessing their outreach and engagement work, especially in light of a volatile economy and growing stakeholder expectations.

Symposium 14: Translational Science and Health Room: 104

This session is convened by Chris Calkins, Pennsylvania State University.

Health Communication Campaigns as Engaged Pedagogy

Emily Haas, Purdue University; Carin L. Kosmoski, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Office of Mine Safety and Health; Stephanie L. Orstad, Purdue University

This presentation utilizes an exemplar Motorcycle Safety Campaign to illustrate the benefits gained by incorporating the development, implementation, and evaluation of a real-time health campaign into a communication or public health curriculum. Participants are encouraged to incorporate the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) when designing health campaign courses.

New STEPS to Breast Health: Community-Based Research in Appalachia

Eugene Lengerich, Pennsylvania State University; Marcy A. Bencivenga, Pennsylvania State University; Nancy R. Wiker, Pennsylvania State University; Michelle A. Farnan, Pennsylvania State University; Andrea Bressler, Pennsylvania State University

Approximately 2.5 million women are breast cancer survivors. While recommendations from professional societies for physical activity for survivors are the same as those for the general population, psychosocial and access barriers prevent many from being active. We describe the results from an evidence- and community-based study for survivors in Appalachia.

Using Pedigree Space to Expand a Community-Based Translational Genetics Project

Joseph Bonner, Michigan State University

Using samples from contemporary individuals and a pedigree database we imputed mitochondrial genotypes of their maternal relatives. We increase our sample size from 38 to 8,338 by exploiting the power of the relationships in the database and uniparental inheritance of mitochondria.

Symposium 15: Talent and Workforce Development Room: 103

This session is convened by Matthew L. Bishop, University of Georgia.

Workforce Skills of High School Graduates

Greg Homan, Wright State University, Lake Campus; Jason Hedrick, Ohio State University; Jeff Dick, Ohio State University; Mark Light, Ohio State University

There are significant and rapid changes occuring in the labor market and skills necessary for young people to be prepared to enter occupations and be productive employees after graduation. This study analyzes workforce competencies of young people at the conclusion of high school education.

Developing and Deploying a Workforce Development Program for Sustained Growth

Julia Storberg-Walker, North Carolina State University; Dave Boulay, Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center; Diane Chapman, North Carolina State University

This panel engages the audience in a discussion about extending the land grant mission through an innovative collaboration between academics from different disciplines and practitioner based organizations. Sustainable economic growth needs, combined with a concern for the quality of life of rural workers, generated a need and motivation for collaboration partners.

Ameliorating Intergenerational Poverty: Educational Attainment, Social Capital, and Workforce Development

Dane Partridge, University of Southern Indiana; Sudesh Mujumdar, University of Southern Indiana

In a study conducted for a nonprofit, public charity located in a medium-sized city in the Midwest, several multidimensional factors associated with intergenerational poverty were identified. The implementation of multifaceted strategies to address the problem is assessed, including strategies directed toward improving educational attainment, increasing social capital, and workforce development.

Workshop 20: Definitions of and Approaches to Public Engagement: A Language-in-Use Analysis Room: 106

This session is convened by Chippewa Thomas, Auburn University.

James Woodell, Pennsylvania State University; Ezekiel W. Kimball, Pennsylvania State University

The Kellogg Commission asked institutions to "return to our roots" and re-imagine public service. As institutions have responded, definitions of engagement have varied greatly. This session presents research—analysis of applications for the Carnegie Foundation's elective classification in community engagement—that results in a framework for understanding definitions of engagement.

Workshop 21: Multi-Level, Mixed-Method Impact Evaluation of a Statewide Workforce Development Program Room: 101

This session is convened by Mark Dziedzic, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Michael Polzin, Michigan State University; John P. Beck, Michigan State University; Julie L. Brockman, Michigan State University; Donna Winthrop, Michigan State University; Christine Quinn, South Central Michigan Works!; Jim Lautenschlager, South Central Michigan Works!

The challenge to researchers when attempting to measure program and community impact is to develop meaningful and workable measurements. This session will meet this challenge by introducing a five level, mixed method impact evaluation design measuring the effectiveness of Michigan State University's Business Solutions Professional Certification Training Program.

Workshop 22: Sharing our Stories of Community Engagement Room: Heritage

This session is convened by Edward Mullins, University of Alabama.

Beth Velde, East Carolina University

Few faculty or community partners consider the role of the media in telling the public about the value added benefits of engagement. This presentation reports on the perceptions of media use and engagement messaging of faculty in ECU's Engagement and Outreach Scholars Academy and their community partners.

Workshop 24: The Role of Digital Communication in Advancing Engagement Room: 62

This session is convened by Anu Varsava, University of Alberta.

Sarah Swierenga, Michigan State University; Constantinos K. Coursaris, Michigan State University; Ghada Georgis, Michigan State University; Michael S. Elledge, Michigan State University

This panel discussion focuses on the benefits of embracing the Internet and other digital media to enhance the university's engagement mission, particularly when reaching out to business, non-profit, and government community partners. The session will highlight best practices from information and communication technology, user experience research methods, and student-community engagements.

Poster Symposium 4: Tribal Head Start: Building Culturally Appropriate Early Childhood Education Systems Room: Michigamme

This session is convened by Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Michigan State University.

Maternal Smoking is Related to Teacher's Perceptions of Head Start Children's Externalizing and Internalizing Behavior Problems

Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Michigan State University; KyungSook Lee, Michigan State University; Jessica V. Barnes, Michigan State University; Patricia Farrell, Michigan State University; Ann Belleau, Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan; Hope K. Gerde, Michigan State University

Methodological Engagement - Using Photovoice to Empower American Indian Communities

Nicole L. Thompson, University of Memphis

Effects of Distance Learning Professional Development for Teachers on American Indian Head Start Children's Math and Literacy Outcomes

Hope K. Gerde, Michigan State University; Jessica V. Barnes, Michigan State University; Ann Belleau, Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan; Heather A. Whitty, Michigan State University; Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Michigan State University

The Relations of Quality of Family Environment and Parenting Belief to Young Children's Socioemotional Functioning

Patricia Farrell, Michigan State University; KyungSook Lee, Michigan State University; Jessica V. Barnes, Michigan State University; Hope K. Gerde, Michigan State University; Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Michigan State University; Ann Belleau, Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan

Growth in Children's Language, Cognitive, and Social Skills across One Year of American Indian Head Start

Jessica V. Barnes, Michigan State University; Hope K. Gerde, Michigan State University; Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Michigan State University; Patricia Farrell, Michigan State University; Mary Calcatera, Michigan State University; Arnie Parish

Parent and Teacher Ratings of Children's Adaptive Behavior

Patricia Farrell, Michigan State University; Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Michigan State University; Jessica V. Barnes, Michigan State University; Hope K. Gerde, Michigan State University; Ann Belleau, Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan; KyungSook Lee, Michigan State University

Improving Children's Academic Readiness Through High Quality Tribal Head Start Programs

Jessica V. Barnes, Michigan State University; Hope K. Gerde, Michigan State University; Ann Belleau, Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan; Patricia Farrell, Michigan State University; KyungSook Lee, Michigan State University; Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Michigan State University