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Registration Open for PACC Conferences

Dear Colleagues,

Listed below are two conference opportunities.  Please feel free to share.  

1.  Learning Beyond the Classroom:  A Service-Learning and Community Based Research Workshop for Faculty Course Development to be held May 26, 2017 at Dickinson College.  Registration deadline is May 12th.

2.  Living Our Civic Values:  Creating Inclusive, Democratic Spaces for Learning, Research, and Action to be held June 1-2, 2017 at Lehigh University.  Registration deadline is May 24, 2017. 

​Megan Valkenburg
Civic Engagement Coordinator​
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1.  Registration now open for Learning Beyond the Classroom:  A Service-Learning and Community Based Research Workshop for Faculty Course Development to be held May 26, 2017 at Dickinson College

Learning Beyond the Classroom:
A Service-Learning and Community Based Research Workshop for Faculty Course Development

May 26, 2017, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Dickinson College
Co-hosted by Dickinson College, Shippensburg University, and Wilson College with a regional mini-grant from PA Campus Compact 

This workshop offers faculty and staff to explore how to weave service-learning and/or community-based research into a course drawing on rigorous best practices for student learning and democratic community partnerships. Both experienced faculty and seasoned community partners will serve on panels to set the stage for discussion and idea-sharing among participants.  

Register by May 12, 2017.

AGENDA

8 a.m   Registration and light breakfast

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

·      Introductions and Day’s Agenda

·      Theoretical Frameworks for Service-Learning & Community Based Research

·      Faculty Panel: Best Practices and Reflections for Designing a SL Course

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Table Discussion: Course design, learning and research courses

·      Discipline-specific SL Course Examples

·      Designing SL Course Outcomes

·      Community-based Research Course Examples

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Buffet Lunch

12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Community & Faculty Panel: Creating successful Community Partnerships

 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Creating Assignments to Assess Service-Learning

·      The Art of Asking Questions,

·      Using Rubrics

2:15 p.m.  Questions and Next Steps

2.  Registration now open for Living our Civic Values:  Creating Inclusive, Democratic Spaces for Learning, Research, and Action to be held June 1-2, 2017 at Lehigh University

SAVE THE DATE

Living our Civic Values: Creating Inclusive, Democratic Spaces for Learning, Research, and Action

June 1 & 2, 2017

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

A Lehigh Valley Regional Event - Co-hosted by Lehigh University, Moravian College, and Northampton Community College with support from PA Campus Compact

Description: In the past year, political and social changes in our society are providing both challenges and opportunities.  With these changes, the field of service-learning and civic/community engagement (SLCE) seems uniquely suited to respond.  The question now stands: how do we best address this landscape and ensure that we continue to work towards a more just, equitable, and thriving world?  Also, how do we create spaces for difficult conversations, where participants can confront opposing ideas and hold tension in productive and meaningful ways?  How do we expand the circle of leadership and empower our colleagues and selves toward civic agency?

The first day of this two-day retreat led by Patti Clayton and Sarah Stanlick will address frameworks, theory, and skills for democratic engagement, dialogue, and empowerment through SLCE.  The second day is a facilitated day intended to give space and support to attendees in producing tangible plans, writing, and products they might not have had a chance to complete (or the space to think about them) during the academic year.  We will provide technical assistance, brainstorming support, and endless coffee to help you focus and fuel your plans for the 2017-2018 Academic Year ahead (and beyond).

Dr. Patti Clayton, consultant (http://curricularengagement.c om/) and Senior Scholar at IUPUI and UNC-Greensboro, will provide workshops and ongoing support throughout the two-day gathering.  Dr. Sarah Stanlick, Lehigh University, often works as a co-facilitator and consultant with Patti (e.g. for NC Campus Compact’s professional development workshops, etc.).  We seek to have a balance of hands-on workshop time balanced with free time for individuals to make progress on their own work.

Register by May 24, 2017.


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