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Center for Engagement and Community Development

Call for Proposals

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2020

PROPOSALS ARE INVITED THAT WILL STIMULATE INTERACTION DURING AND COLLABORATION AFTER THE SYMPOSIUM.

PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING FRAMEWORKS FOR YOUR TOPIC, BUT SUGGEST OTHERS THAT YOU BELIEVE ARE PERTINENT TO OUR GOAL:  

  • What are the modes of community-engaged learning?
  • What institutional structures facilitate students’ engaged learning, or function as barriers?
  • What do case studies of student community engagement tell us?
  • How is student success defined and how can it contribute to the public good?
  • How should we design student success programs to address community goals and needs?
  • What are the roles of faculty, student, and partners in community-engaged learning?
  • What do international service learning projects contribute?
  • How do we evaluate community-engaged scholarship, and the implementation of community engagement projects or programs?
  • How do we hear community voice through student community-based learning?
  • What do deliberative practices contribute to community-based learning?
  • How do we promote sustainable community engagement?
  • What techniques do we use to inspire students’ community engagement?

WHO SHOULD SUBMIT A PROPOSAL?

We encourage proposal submissions from university and college faculty and staff; graduate and undergraduate students; community partners, including non-profits, government, and corporate partners.  Submissions may be as individuals or teams. 

PRESENTATION FORMATS:

Oral paper presentations, panel sessions, posters, or workshops may be used as formats to provide information around the issue of student success and the public good. 

  1. Oral Paper Presentation Proposal:  Designed to highlight a particular strategy, research project, and/or resource around a shared topic, issue, or action.  The paper should be presented with content and in a manner that generates participants’ discussion.  Paper presenters will be organized by issue or topic area and will represent different institutions, centers, and organizations.  Presenters should plan on 10-15 minutes of oral presentation.   
  2. Student-led PechaKucha Lightning Round:  20 slides at 20 seconds a slide!  Presenters in this lively, rapid-fire “show and tell” will submit answers to the question “What IS student success? What IS the public good?”
  3. Panel Presentation:  Designed to propose an entire panel session.  The format is identical as described above in the paper presentation, except that your submission should identify the topic to be discussed and identify other panelists who will participate.  Your panel proposal must include commitments from the other panel speakers.  Panel presentations begin with short statements (10-15 minutes) by each paper presenter.
  4. Poster Proposal:  Symposium attendees may present and solicit feedback on their existing and emerging projects by displaying a poster at a session dedicated to that format.  Posters typically mix a brief narrative description with photographs, organizational or historical charts, maps, or other modes of presentation.  Poster presentations may highlight case studies, feature empirical or community-based research, or offer a theoretical/philosophical perspective on the symposium topic.  Additionally, posters may be practitioner-outreach posters highlighting innovative ideas and practices, programmatic successes and/or reflections. 
  5. Workshop: Designed for one or several presenters from the same institution or project team, who plan to share information about a particular body of knowledge, evidence-based practice, engaged teaching or research techniques, assessment or research results, or methodologies.  Active discussion between audience and presenter(s) should take place throughout the session. Workshops will be scheduled for 60 minutes.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Primary presenter contact information
  • Contact information for up to three co-presenters
  • Presentation title (10-word maximum)
  • Three to five keywords
  • Preferred presentation format (oral paper presentation, PechaKucha, panel, poster or workshop)
  • Abstract (50-word maximum)
  • Presentation description (250 word maximum)
  • Two to three learning objectives
  • Presentation technology needs

Submission decisions announced on February 14, 2020

Submit abstract here