Call for Proposals: ENGAGE! Out of the Classroom, into the Community

Posted by Service-Learning Intercollegiate Consortium of NEPA on November 23, 2015

Service-Learning Intercollegiate Consortium of NEPA and PACC

Call for Proposals

ENGAGE! Out of the Classroom, into the Community

April 14, 2016
Dallas, PA

Community-Engaged Learning can significantly impact the culture of civic engagement on any campus. This conference will focus on service-learning course development and the identification of service-learning methods that can assist in meeting existing course objectives and student engagement. Discussion topics will include faculty and community partner cultivation and administration of service-learning experiences. Examples of quality service-learning courses and programs will be shared as well as the specific processes used to facilitate faculty, student and community involvement.

Framing Questions:
 What innovative service-learning projects are you using in health sciences, human services, liberal arts, or business?
 How do you work with community partners to develop mutually beneficial research projects?
 How has service learning helped your students to gain new skills, make new contacts, explore career options and even gain employment opportunities?
 Have you coordinated any multi-discipline service projects with several faculty working together? If so, please describe your service project and elaborate on the various disciplines that worked together to make this service project a success.

The Conference Planning Committee Seeks Proposals for Workshop Sessions:
Reviewers will look favorably upon proposals that:
 Explicitly address the framing questions of the conference;
 Reflect sound theory or research and their potential contributions to student learning and community outcomes and success;
 Include findings from evaluation and assessment and ways to use the information to improve teaching and learning.
 Describe active learning goals and what participants should expect from the session.

Presentation Categories:
Workshop Session‐ 45 minutes each
Workshop Information
A successful workshop proposal will: frame the topic, provide an overview of goals, describe the topic (model, strategy, practical examples that enhance participants’ learning), and discuss how you will guide participants through exercises or activities (including small groups) that will help them advance efforts on campus. In order to make the conference as dynamic as possible, we may ask presenters to collaborate on workshops.

Selection Process: All proposals will be peer reviewed
Proposal Due Date: December 18, 2015 January 20, 2016 Questions? [email protected]
Format for Submission: Electronically to [email protected]

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