Poverty & Service-Learning Conference

Posted on July 30, 2007

SERVICE-LEARNING CONFERENCE
community empowerment

BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
CO-SPONSORED BY NEW YORK CAMPUS COMPACT & PENNSYLVANIA CAMPUS COMPACT

COMMUNITY PARTNERS, STUDENTS AND FACULTY ARE ALL ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE!

26?27 OCTOBER 2007
BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY, BINGHAMTON, NY

?You must be the change that you wish to see in the world.?
– Mahatma Gandhi
?No one has the right to sit down and feel hopeless.
There?s too much work to do.?
– Dorothy Day

CONFERENCE GOALS:
To begin a discussion concerning community empowerment around issues of poverty and hunger.
? To identify the root causes of poverty and potential strategies to make a difference.
? To discuss the effects of global inequities and disenfranchisement of marginalized populations.
? To foster the creative sharing of ideas to engage college students in the development of solutions starting within the communities in which they live and learn.
? To begin shaping a vision where community partners, students and faculty work collectively to be the change.

Sessions are expected to be interactive in nature

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Topics given first priority for consideration include the following:
? Interactive presentations demonstrating the application of Service-Learning within student course work
? Strategies for integrating Service-Learning courses into existing curriculum
? Strategies for integrating Service-Learning experiences within international programs
? Identification and engagement of community partnerships in identifying needs and problem-solving through Service-Learning courses
? Evaluation and assessment of the Service-Learning experiences both on student and community
? Evidence-based research related to the development of Service-Learning courses
? ?How-to-get-Started? workshops
? Panel discussions involving community partners, students and faculty experienced in Service-Learning

SUBMISSIONS
Please include the following contact information; name of presenter and co-presenter(s), presentation title, time needed, equipment needs and a 100-word description of your presentation including the format/style to be used (lecture, discussion, demonstration, experiential activity, panel, etc.) Sessions will be 60 minutes in length. All abstracts must be submitted electronically.

Conference Proposal Submission Deadline: September 1, 2007. Send proposals to Ms. Meg Mitzel, mmitzel@binghamton.edu.


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