Engagement Symposium - 2014

The Centrality of Engagement in Higher Education: Integrating Engagement across the University
April 7, 2014
Four national thought leaders in engagement spoke at this year's Kansas State University Engagement Symposium on April 7, 2014. The 2014 Engagement Symposium focused on "The Centrality of Engagement in Higher Education: Integrating Engagement across the University."  The panelists explored engaged work from all mission areas of university work including research, teaching and outreach/Extension. In addition to bringing together national engagement voices, K-State faculty and staff also highlighted their work.

Introduction

  • Dr. April C. Mason, Provost and Senior Vice President
  • Dr. David E. Procter, Director, Center for Engagement and Community Development

Panel Discussion with National Engagement Leaders

Extension’s Engagement Mission
Dr. Lou Swanson, Vice President for Engagement, Director of Colorado State University Extension

University Engagement as Scholarly Activity
Dr. Hiram Fitzgerald, Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement, Michigan State University

Learning Engagement as a Foundational University Mission
Dr. Seth Pollack, Faculty Director of the Service Learning Institute, California State University, Monterey Bay

The Metrics of Engagement and Reporting Engagement Impacts to External Audiences
Dr. Valerie Paton, former Vice Provost of Texas Tech University

Symposium Breakouts Sessions

Engagement as Scholarly Activity - Video recording of breakout session

  • Moderator: Terrie McCants, Program Director, Family Studies and Human Services
  • Judith Hughey, Associate Professor, Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs (Jump to 1:47)
  • Briana Goff, Professor, Family Studies and Human Services (Jump to 18:08)
  • Kevin Sauer, Assistant Professor, Hospitality Management and Dietetics (Jump to 29:04)
  • Hiram Fitzgerald, Respondent, Q&A (Jump to 44:05)

Extension and Engagement - Video recording of breakout session

  • Moderator: Dan Kahl, CECD, Extension Liason
  • Paula Peters, Assistant Director KSRE, Family and Consumer Sciences (Jump to 2:00)
  • Debra Bolton, Area Specialist, Extension Family and Consumer Sciences, SW Kansas (Jump to 17:22)
  • Elaine Johannes, Associate Professor, Family Studies and Human Services (Jump to 31:03)
  • Lou Swanson, Respondent, Q&A (Jump to 47:06)

Telling Your Engagement Story - Video recording of breakout session

  • Moderator: Judy Burgess, CECD State Advisory Board Member
  • Jeff Morris, Vice President, K-State Communications and Marketing (Jump to 1:47)
  • Elaine Edwards, News Media and Marketing Leader, Extension Communications (Jump to 9:50)
  • Melinda Sinn, Director of Marketing and Communication, Division of Continuing Education (Jump to 23:57)
  • Valerie Paton, Respondent, Q&A (Jump to 31:03)

Engaged Teaching (Service Learning) -  Video recording of breakout session

  • Moderator: Stephanie Rolley, Professor and Department Head, Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning
  • Trisha Gott, Associate Director, Leadership Studies (Jump to 2:00)
  • Katie Kingery-Page, Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning (Jump to 19:07)
  • Laura Kanost, Associate Professor, Modern Languages, Spanish (Jump to 34:40)
  • Seth Pollack, Respondent, Q&A (Jump to 48:05)

Lunch, Award Presentations & Closing Remarks -  Video of awardees and closing remarks

  • Recognition of Engagement Incentive Grant Awardees (2013), Dr. David E. Procter
  • Recognition of 2014 K-State Excellence in Engagement Award Winners, Dr. April C. Mason
  • Brief presentations by Awardees
  • Closing, Dr. April C. Mason