Concurrent Session 4

Monday, October 3, 2011
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Symposium 10: International Student Engagement Room: 106

This session is convened by Karen McKnight Casey, Michigan State University.

International Service-Learning: Evidence of Student Personal and Professional Growth

Linda Knecht, University of Michigan - Flint; Maureen Tippen, University of Michigan - Flint

Nursing student outcomes from seven international service-learning elective courses offered at one Midwest University between 2008 and 2010 were analyzed for common themes. Outcomes included: increased cultural competence; expanded understanding of global health and social justice; enhanced critical thinking and communication skills; increased clinical skills, values clarification; and enhanced civic engagement.

Preparing Graduate Students as Engaged Scholars Through International Collaborative Work

Ann Austin, Michigan State University; Alex Akulli, Michigan State University; Chris Glass, Michigan State University; Pam Roy, Michigan State University

This presentation examines how outreach scholarship projects can be organized to prepare graduate students as engaged scholars and to advance outreach scholarship. The session draws on a case example involving a professional development experience in South Africa, offered by the Michigan State University Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education Program.

Generating Transdisciplinary Knowledge via Service-Learning Study Abroad

Daphene Koch, Purdue University; Paul Ebner, Purdue University; Sandra Sydnor-Bousso, Purdue University; Lori U. Snyder, Purdue University

Faculty from multiple departments at Purdue University will describe three successful study abroad programs that utilize service-learning. The presentations will reveal the knowledge acquired through the experiences as well as provide a discussion of outcomes assessments used for these non-traditional courses. This highly interactive discussion has something for everyone to learn.

Symposium 11: Health and Health Care Engagement Room: 104

This session is convened by Birgit L. Green, Texas Tech University.

Improving Urban Health Through Community-Based Research and Engaged Pedagogies

Gail Heffner, Calvin College; Sergio da Silva, Calvin College; David Warners, Calvin College; Gail Zandee, Calvin College

Calvin College has a long history of engaged scholarship and academically-Based service-learning. This presentation will first discuss how engaged scholarship has impacted faculty, students, community organizations, and residents. Then we will describe how community-based research in three different disciplines is impacting the health of an urban community.

International Family Practice Training Program in China

Guozhen Liu, Genesys Regional Medical Center; Randolph L. Pearson, Michigan State University

The International Family Practice Training Program (IFPTP) represents a partnership between GRMC and Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital (SRRSH) in the Zhejiang Province of the People's Republic of China. The program is designed to help transform the Chinese medical system from specialty based care to primary care based care.

Health Needs of Women in Nepal

Murari Suvedi, Michigan State University

Women in Nepal suffer from Utero-Vaginal Prolapse (UVP) and it is the leading cause of morbidity. Our work followed a two-pronged approach to address this problem: prevention education and surgical treatment. This presentation will share findings of a women's health needs survey and outcomes of a 3-day Health Camp in Nepal.

University-Public School Partnership to Enhance Rural Mental Health Services

Jeannie Golden, East Carolina University

A model for enhancing school-Based mental health services through community-university partnerships was developed in rural North Carolina for at-risk students. Doctoral students under faculty supervision provided individual and group counseling to address student needs. The presenter focuses on how partners' collaboration changed students' lives and developed sustainable relationships.

Symposium 12: Positive Youth Development Room: 103

This session is convened by Chippewa Thomas, Auburn University.

Future You: Reaching Middle School Students and their Families

Michael Turner, University of Michigan

"Future You" is a University of Michigan career exploration and college awareness initiative focused on underserved and underrepresented middle school students. The program consists of a series of activities designed to promote goal setting and increase students' understanding of higher education early in their educational journey.

Promoting the Academic Success of Young Boys of Color

Gabriela Saenz, Michigan State University; Patricia Farrell, Michigan State University; Marvin McKinney, Michigan State University

This presentation will show outcomes of a 4 year (2008-2011) university-community partnership and intervention to improve the academic success for young African American, American Indian, and Latino boys in a racially diverse, economically distressed, and shrinking urban school district.

Holistic Community Change: Developmental Assets and Positive Youth Outcomes

Carl Kallgren, Penn State Erie - The Behrend College; Tammy Bartasavich, Penn State Erie - The Behrend College; Abigail L. Biebel, Penn State Erie - The Behrend College; Cathleen L. Smith, Union City School District; Judy R. Gawlinski, Union City High School; Alisa Wiley, Union City Area School District

Since 2004 we have had a university-community collaborative designed to re-invigorate an impoverished small rural community in northwestern Pennsylvania. Our approach is holistic and positive. We have reduced teen pregnancy by 30%, dropouts and truancy by over 50%, and greatly increased youth activities and adult-youth relationships.

Workshop 15: Building Evaluation Capacity by Engaging Community in a Practice-Based Course Room: Riverside

This session is convened by Lisa Grable, North Carolina State University.

Lori Bakken, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Cathy Courture, Orion Family Services; Jennifer L. Danielewicz, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Community-Based non-profit organizations are increasingly asked to provide evidence of their programs' effectiveness. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss a novel course design that engages students as evaluation practitioners in participatory approaches with community members. Workshop participants will learn teaching approaches that build evaluation capacity among these partners.

Workshop 16: Student and Community Voices: Interview Theatre as Outreach and Engagement Room: Heritage

This session is convened by David M. Ford, University of Alabama.

Susan Harden, University of North Carolina - Charlotte; Robin Witt, University of North Carolina

What happens when a course aims to engage the community around an issue with an approach meant to prioritize the voices of students and community members? Theatre Collaborations used interviews to connect students and community in a conversation on immigration. Result: a play devised by students, performing the community members.

Workshop 17: Engaging All Voices: Participatory Design Methods in Design/Build Outreach Studios Room: 101

This session is convened by Brice Miller, University of Alabama.

Susan Melsop, Ohio State University; Kelly Devore, Ohio State University

This dynamic workshop presents interdisciplinary university course work and participatory design methods implemented to engage community members and non-profits in design/build studio projects. Two case studies present the ongoing efforts of two distinct departments at the Ohio State University to embed social equity, design ethics, and diversity into the curricula.

Workshop 18: Engagement of Low-Income Families: Retention and Communication Approaches Room: 62

This session is convened by Lisa Hebgen, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Holly Stack-Cutler, University of Alberta; Laurie Schnirer, University of Alberta

Methods of recruiting and retaining low-income families to engage in research or community programs are a fundamental challenge. This presentation will share the engagement-sustaining practices of 246 service providers and 65 researchers. A reader-friendly handbook will be available, which summarizes strategies and recommendations.

Workshop 19: 2011 NOSC Journal Editors' Panel Room: 105

This session is convened by Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Infant Mental Health Journal.

A panel of editors from journals that provide venues for publishing engaged scholarship will address a variety of topics including submission guidelines and the editorial review process. Panel members answer questions about the journals they represent through an active discussion with attendees. The panel includes:

  • Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement

    Patricia L. Kalivoda

  • Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship

    Cassandra E. Simon

  • Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education

    Catherine Paterson

  • International Journal of Volunteer Administration

    R. Dale Safrit

  • Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement

    David Van Zytveld

  • Journal of Extension

    Michelle S. Rodgers


National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement Logo

This session is also a part of the Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop and is sponsored by the National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement at Michigan State University.