Call for Proposals: 2019 Service Engagement Summit

Posted by Indiana Campus Compact on April 30, 2018


Get a jump on your fall to-do list – this summer!

Submit a session proposal for the 2019 Service Engagement Summit.

This year’s conference theme, “Listening. Speaking. Transforming.,” is part of a year-long look into the many forms of dialogue as a tool for crossing differences and improving lives in our communities.

Join us in Indianapolis for the 9th annual Service Engagement Summit, February 25-26, 2019. The Summit is our signature event and provides our members the opportunity to hear the brightest speakers, participate in the most thought-provoking and useful workshops, and create programming that will have a lasting impact on our society for years to come.

Indiana Campus Compact is seeking presentations that will inform or advance the study and practice of service-learning and community engagement in higher education. Preference will be given to proposals that include the use of dialogue in one of its many forms (sustained, reflective, generative, deliberative, etc.). Examples of appropriate subject matter could include, but are not limited to: innovation program design, effective modes of community-engaged learning curricula, collaborative policy development and integration, successful campus-community partnerships, or turning research into practice.

• Deep-Dive Session – 2 hours or 3 hours, or full-day session (presented on Monday 2/25/19 only). Deep-dive sessions should provide professional development with clear deliverables and concrete “take-a-ways” for the attendees. Include an outline that indicates how you will utilize supplemental materials such as handouts and readings and include all active-learning strategies to be used. Indicate whether or not participants will be required to complete any pre-session work and, if so, include these materials with your proposal.

• Interactive Workshop – 50 minutes (presented on Monday 2/25/19 or Tuesday 2/26/19). Presenters should be prepared to offer dynamic workshops that share information and best practices while encouraging creative thought and discussion, followed by a structured set of facilitated activities for audience participation. Presentations should include explicit suggestions for transferring the skills, models, and ideas learned to attendees’ own institutions.

• Poster Presentation or Resource Exchange – 50 minutes (presented on Tuesday 2/26/19 only). Poster presentations and resource exchanges act as a showcase of scholarly work and program models in an informal setting. Attendees are free to move about the room to examine posters and resource exhibits, and talk individually to the presenters. During this 50-minute session, please be prepared to discuss your project / resources to interested attendees in order to facilitate networking and further learning. Presenters can choose to present as a poster or resource exchange. Please read the descriptions carefully and choose your format based on focus and purpose of the presentation.

Poster Presentation: Posters should use data, text, images, and figures to describe the research or project. This format is best suited for reporting specific results of a research study or presenting information on service-learning, clinical or other community-based practices .

Resource Exchange: This informal format is an opportunity to share innovative research activities, teaching techniques, curriculum designs, syllabi, or training manuals. We request that presenters bring resources for attendees including handouts, brochures, or display copies of manuals or publications .

• Higher education senior administrators (department chairs, deans, provosts) who foster institutional support for students, faculty, and staff to engage with communities through scholarship and evidence-based practices
• Community engagement professionals who foster institutional support for students, faculty, and staff to engage with communities through scholarship and evidence-based practices
• University and college faculty and community engagement professionals involved in the study and/or practice of engaged scholarship, the implementation of engaged programs, or service-learning
• Undergraduate and graduate students involved in, or studying, the impacts of service-learning and/or community engagement
• Community partner agency staff and community members who work with colleges and universities to act as co-educators for students and partner with university and college faculty and staff to design and implement service-learning and community-engaged programs

Proposals should:

  • Describe how this presentation connects with the conference theme
  • Describe the activities for attendees (not applicable for poster/resource sharing)
  • Address what knowledge, skills or understanding attendees will gain from the presentation by including and completing the sentence, “After attending this session, participants will…”
  • Deep-Dive Sessions should also include the following additional information:
    • How the session fits with Indiana Campus Compact mission and this year’s conference theme.
    • Each facilitator’s relevant experience.

Proposals due September 1, 2018

9th annual Service Engagement Summit Call for Proposals

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