Concurrent Session 3

Monday, October 3, 2011
9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Symposium 8: Preparing and Supporting Engaged Scholars Room: 105

This session is convened by Katherine Loving, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Critical Reflections: Evolution and Outcomes of Graduate Certification in Engagement

Diane M. Doberneck, Michigan State University; Robert E. Brown, Michigan State University; Laurie Van Egeren, Michigan State University; Jessica Barnes, Michigan State University; Miles McNall, Michigan State University

MSU's Graduate Certification in Engagement is designed to help graduate students develop systemic, thoughtful, and scholarly approaches to community engagement. Program administrators explain the purpose and program; program evaluators share outcomes; graduate students and faculty mentors describe their experiences. Reflect with us on critical issues in the program's ongoing evolution.

Practicing What We Preach: Examining the Emerging Engagement Scholars Program

Kate Guerdat, North Carolina State University; John B. Cook, Granite State College

The Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop (EESW) at NOSC aims to support doctoral students and junior faculty with scholarship and engagement efforts. A 2011 study was conducted to explore how participation in EESW serves as a transformational learning experience. Research results and implications for doctoral students and junior faculty will be discussed.

Birthing and Growing A Campus-wide Engaged Scholarship Umbrella Organization

Heather Pleasants, University of Alabama; Jackie Brodsky, University of Alabama; Tiarney Ritchwood, University of Alabama; Maryann S. Whitaker, University of Alabama; Joshua White, University of Alabama

Bring together an undergraduate business major, a clinical psychology doctoral student, a library and information sciences specialist, and a veteran English instructor at the University of Alabama and you have SCOPE. Learn what SCOPE is, how this interdisciplinary organization was born, and why you need one on your campus.

From Grad to Gray: Engagement Across the Faculty Career Span

Shannon Wilder, University of Alabama; Paul Matthews, University of Georgia; Trish Kalivoda, University of Georgia; David Knauft, University of Georgia

Presenters from the University of Georgia Office of Service-Learning, the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, and the Graduate School will discuss initiatives and programs designed to support engagement across the faculty career span.

Symposium 9: Perspectives on Community-Based Research Room: 104

This session is convened by John Schweitzer, Michigan State University.

Community & Academic Members' Perspectives on a CBPR Environmental Partnership

Rosemary Valedes Chaudry, Ohio State University; Evelyn Van Til, Community Advocate

This presentation focuses on a university/urban CBPR environmental health partnership. Resident, academic, and community partners' perspectives on the strengths and weaknesses/highs and lows of the project will be shared, along with next steps for continuing the partnership commitment to address environmental and other health issues in the community.

Expanding the Scope of Participatory Action Research: Include Community Context

Mariah E. Kornbluh, Michigan State University; Pennie Foster-Fishman, Michigan State University; Erin Watson, Michigan State University

Participatory action research is a value-driven process that involves full community participation, where each phase in the process serves as a critical juncture in determining the level of participation. To achieve full participation, we propose a framework to ensure scholars remain accountable to both participants and the broader community context.

Workshop 10: Exploring the Construct 'Service' as it Relates to Engaged Scholarship Room: 101

This session is convened by Gary Morgan, Michigan State University.

Antoinette R. Smith-Tolken, Stellenbosch University; Jacob M. J. du Plessis, Stellenbosch University

The workshop discusses a study that explored the meaning of the construct 'service,' aiming to develop a theoretical framework to view, understand, analyze, and evaluate scholarly-related service activities in experiential learning pedagogies. The developed framework integrates four interrelated processes into one coherent process of cyclical interchange of social commodities.

Workshop 11: Reaching Out to Promote Campus Diversity in the 21st Century Room: 62

This session is convened by Dorothy Reed, Purdue University.

William Collins, University of Michigan; Mary Beth Damm, University of Michigan; Laura Roop, University of Michigan

In the wake of Proposal 2 banning affirmative action, and evolving state demographics, the University of Michigan has worked to develop innovative approaches to maintain and expand diversity within the parameters of the law. Collaborative practices that promote academic achievement, educational opportunities, and a diverse student body will be presented.

Workshop 12: University of New Hampshire's Model of Engaged Scholarship: Defining a 21st Century Community-Engaged Research University Room: 103

This session is convened by Ghada Georgis, Michigan State University.

Julie Williams, University of New Hampshire; Eleanor Abrams, University of New Hampshire; Lisa Townson, University of New Hampshire; Charlie French, University of New Hampshire; Mihaela Sabin, University of New Hampshire-Manchester; Wendy Lull, Seacoast Science Center; Scott Jones, University of New Hampshire; Trish Kalivoda, University of Georgia

This evidence-based interactive session will explore the decade-long institutional change process that the University of New Hampshire intentionally undertook to move the University from a public service, one-way approach to its public work, to a more two-way, mutually beneficial, collaborative approach which now characterizes its institutional culture, scholarship and partnerships.

Workshop 13: CIM: Technology as a Tool to Engage and Empower Organizations Room: Heritage

This session is convened by William C. Oakes, Purdue University.

Mary Simon Leuci, University of Missouri-Columbia; Beth Kerrigan, Bell South; Jeff Hayward, United Way

Community Issues Management is a national collaborative that combines deliberation and engagement processes with technology-driven data to inform community and policy decision-making resource allocation. A hospital network, United Way organizations, and a university extension service are using CIM's collaborative tools to affect health, economic development, poverty reduction, and emergency management.

Workshop 14: Doing Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) with Emplaced Rigor Room: 106

This session is convened by Sandra Sydnor-Bousso, Purdue University.

Sherry Ann Chapman, University of Alberta; Bethan Kingsley, University of Alberta

CBPR is knowledge creation through partnerships across community, university, and/or government contexts. How do we determine the quality of our work? Join this workshop for a discussion about meaningfulness and trustworthiness of CBPR findings. We will introduce "emplaced rigor" and a checklist of questions for use in CBPR partnerships.

Poster Symposium 3: Engaging the Armed Forces Room: Michigamme

This session is convened by Sarah J. Swierenga, Michigan State University.

Promoting Sustainability Among Evidence-Based Programs and Practices

Daniel Perkins, Pennsylvania State University

This presentation by Penn State Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness will discuss how organizations and individuals can plan for long-term sustainability of evidence-based programs and practices. Topics will include: identifying and connecting with potential funders and stakeholders; communicating program impact; and developing and implementing a sustainability plan.

Identifying Evidence-Based Programs & Practices

Daniel Perkins, Pennsylvania State University

The identification of evidence-based programs/practices is necessary to enhance military family readiness by providing resources and technical support to professionals who work with military families for quality program implementation. The Clearinghouse Continuum of Evidence provides a framework to review and place existing programs/practices based on the level of effectiveness.

University Engagement with the Military Community: Serving Those Who Serve

Casey Mull, University of Georgia

Engaging the military community can be difficult for university outreach yet opportunities to expand services exist. This presentation will examine and share key competencies for boundary spanners working with organizations of different cultures, structure and trust. It is built on the success of partnerships between DoD and USDA/Land-Grant Universities.

Military Engagement and Outreach Scholars Academy: Assuring Excellence in Practice

Beth Velde, East Carolina University

Universities in military intensive states have a responsibility to campus-military partnerships. Military life is an enigma to academics. Therefore, ECU developed MEOSA. It introduces faculty and students to researchable issues identified by potential military partners; terminology, practices, and protocol of military life; and the challenges of creating partnerships with military systems.