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Registration and Agenda for ENGAGE! Out of the Classroom, into the Community

There is still time to register for PACC and the Service-Learning Consortium of Northeast PA's Conference "Engage! Out of the Classroom, into the Community" to be held April 14, 2016 at Misericordia University, Dallas, PA.   Registration deadline is March 31st​; free for Wilkes faculty and staff​.
 
Along with panel presentations by service-learning faculty, this conference features a Presidents Panel of regional college/university presidents, and an Assessment Institute led by Cyndi Rickards, Drexel University (see bio below). 
 
Schedule
8:00 am - 9:00 am       Continental Breakfast and Registration
 
9:00 am -10:00 am      Regional Presidential Panel
 
10:00 am - 11:30 am  Assessment IAssessing Community-Based Learning through the 21st-Century Skills Lens
 
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Lunch
 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    Assessment IIAssessing Community-Based Learning through the 21st-Century Skills Lens
 
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm      The Two Sided Coin:  Pairing Students and Service-Learning Opportunities
 
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm      Faculty Panel:  Meeting Community needs--Harnessing Students' Technical Abilities
 
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm      Discussion
 
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm      Faculty Panel:  Going Global--Service-Learning in Cross Cultural Settings
 
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm      Faculty Panel:  New Territory--Reaching Underserved Populations through Service-Learning
 
4:00 p.m.                     Discussion & Closing
 
 
Biographical Sketch
Cyndi Rickards currently serves as the Senior Assistant Dean for Community Engagement in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University and develops and teaches community-based learning courses in the department of Criminology and Justice Studies. Her research has examined the emergence of 21st-century skills as a result of democratic engagement within community-based learning courses.   She regularly teaches courses within the Philadelphia Prison System and brings together Drexel students and incarcerated students for and Inside-Out course. In partnership with the University’s Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, she co-developed UConnect – an urban extension center model that brings students and community members together to navigate the city’s complex social service system.

Registration
To register go to https://ww04.elbowspace.com/secure/20160121070223470857

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