1. K-State home
  2. »CECD
  3. »Call for Proposals

Center for Engagement and Community Development

Call for Proposals

As part of Provost April Mason’s call for a week of action on food security (Provost Letter), faculty, staff, students and concerned citizens are invited to join together for “A Day of Learning” about food security in Manhattan, Riley County and communities worldwide.  As Provost Mason said in her February 9, 2016 letter, “Access to safe and nutritious food is an issue that affects us all, and it’s an area that should unite us and bring together diverse partnerships that transcend sectors and academic disciplines.”  This is why we are bringing together campus and Extension faculty, national thought leaders, and community partners to discuss engaged research, teaching and innovative strategies to address food security.

We invite faculty, staff, and students to consider presenting at the “Day of Learning.”  Does your research, teaching, and/or outreach address issues of food security, household food insecurity, food deserts, or hunger?  If so, you are encouraged to submit a proposal for either a poster or oral presentation at the symposium.

Symposium Objectives:

  • To provide the latest and best thinking about addressing food security,
  • To highlight best practice models for addressing food security,
  • To offer opportunity for robust discussion and networking regarding food security, and
  • To chart a path forward for solving food security issues in our community and around the world.

Symposium Format: Ignite!

Ignite is a presentation format where a presenter speaks while slides advance automatically to support them. An Ignite presentation is exactly 5 minutes, and contains a limited number of slides which advance automatically. Benefits of an Ignite presentation:

  • Leaves the audience hungry for more information
  • The Ignite format focuses presentation on essential content
  • For Ignite presentations, preparation is crucial
  • Ignite presentations respect audience time
  • Ignite presentation leads to productive questions and discussion about the issue

Presentation Proposals:

Proposals are sought for presentations and posters that will inform or advance the research, teaching, and practice of addressing food security.  Proposals of research findings, innovative program design and partnership models, effective curriculum or service-learning models, productive policy development, and/or successful civic engagement practices are all welcome.  Presenters should clearly indicate ways in which their proposal relates back to the symposium theme and objectives.

Presentation at the symposium may take the form of:

  1. Poster:  Posters are best suited for reporting specific results of a research study, or presenting translational, educational, service-learning, clinical, or other programs of engaged scholarship or evidence-based practice.  Posters typically mix a brief narrative description with photographs, organizational or historical charts, maps, video, or other modes of presentation.  Posters will be displayed in the great room of the K-State Alumni Center.  To encourage networking and discussion of the displayed work, at least one author is expected to be present at the poster during the formal poster session.
  2. Ignite Oral Presentations: Designed to generate discussion around a shared topic, issue, question or action, Ignite oral presentation are short statements (5 minutes) accompanied by a limited number of slides automatically advanced.  The Ignite oral presentations will be grouped and involve participants from different departments, centers, and organizations and seek to provide a variety of ideas on a particular topic area. The presentations will be by followed by question and answers and then small group facilitated dialogue. Panel presentations

Proposal Submission Requirements

  1. Presentation title (10-word maximum)
  2. Presentation format (poster presentation or oral presentation)
  3. Presentation description (300-word maximum)
  4. Primary presenter contact information
  5. Contact information for up to three co-presenters
  6. Email word or PDF version of proposal to cecd@ksu.edu.  Use “Food Security Engagement Symposium Proposal” in the email subject line.

Important Dates:

  • Proposal Submission Deadline: March 1, 2016
  • Notification date: March 7, 2016
  • Food Security Engagement Symposium date: April 4, 2016