Pre-Conference Workshops

Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop (EESW)

September 24-25, 2017

This intensive professional development program provides advanced doctoral students and early career faculty with background literature, facilitated discussion, mentoring, and presentations designed to increase their knowledge and enhance their practice of community engaged scholarship. Participation in the Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop (EESW) is limited and interested applicants must be nominated to be considered for this workshop.

Learn more and apply on the EESW website

If application is selected, register for EESW Pre-Conference and Full Conference on the main registration site and select the EESW Fee.


Outreach and Engagement Practitioners Network (OEPN)

September 24-25, 2017


This year’s session will offer participants the opportunity to delve deeper into the role of the professional boundary spanner, challenging each individual to push themselves to identify at least one new or additional way to be impactful. Participants will have access to critical, timely knowledge from key leaders from national organizations allied in the pursuit of furthering community engagement, outreach, and scholarship.

As with all years, we will also have the opportunity to continue to strengthen our network and make strides toward our goal of becoming an effective community of practice.

Learn more on the OEPN website

Register for ONLY the OEPN Workshop Pre-Conference on the Pre-Conference Only Registration site.

Register for OEPN Workshop Pre-Conference and Full Conference on the main registration site.


Pre-College Programming Workshop

September 24-25, 2017, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


Register for ONLY the Pre-College Programming Workshop Pre-Conference on the Pre-Conference ONLY registration site.

Register for Pre-College Programming Workshop Pre-Conference and Full Conference on the main registration site.


The 3rd National Pre College and Youth Programming workshop will take place during the Engagement Scholarship Consortium pre conference sessions. Postsecondary institutions serve a valuable role in communities, not only by educating college students but also by providing a wide range of youth programming and access to universities. This workshop will explore ways in which universities and institutions, through youth programs, have had an impact on student decisions to enroll in postsecondary programs.

Who Should Attend

  • Postsecondary education administrators, faculty, staff and graduate students
  • Program Directors and Coordinators (GEAR UP, Upward Bound, Trios and alike programs)
  • K-12 teachers, counselors and administrators
  • Community representatives interested in the role of pre-college and youth development programs

Discussion Threads

  • Model Standards for Pre-College Program Divisions
    • As pre-college program offices at colleges and universities grow and develop, a model set of standards should exist to ensure best practices are being implemented. This session will introduce a newly-created set of 24 standards (referred to as “Dimensions”) that have been developed and beta tested.
    • In this interactive session, participants will offer input and perspective about the model and attendees will leave with an understanding of the standards, how to implement new or improve current practices and how to conduct a self-assessment upon returning to their campuses.
  • Health & Safety of our Student Participants
    • How can our Pre-College programs support our LBGT students?
    • Identifying, Addressing, and Promoting Student and Adolescent Mental Health
    • Substance and Drug abuse in Pre-College youth
  • Academic Support and Achieving Goals – College Readiness and Access Programs
    • Building the pipeline
    • Ready for THE TEST (ACT/SAT)
  • Policies & Procedures
    • From participant applications, to required forms, documents and waivers how can programs across campuses minimalize efforts and ensure the safety of their students
    • Training Faculty Staff to work with Pre-College youth – characteristics & tips that are helpful when switching from working with College undergraduate and graduate students to working with junior high or high school
    • Documentation, Data & Tracking

About the Workshop

This workshop will provide insight and information about accessing resources, building networks, and utilizing best practices in evaluations, through exploration of successful programs across the United States. Throughout the day we will take an in-depth look at goals for pre-college programs, and their place in a university and community.