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).
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 I: Assessing Community-Based Learning through the 21st-Century Skills Lens
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Assessment II: Assessing 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
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.
To register go to https://ww04.elbowspace.com/secure/20160121070223470857