We invite faculty, scholars, administrators, community partners and students who are involved in campus-based civic engagement research, instruction and practice to submit presentation proposals for this annual gathering. Conference participants will include learners and educators from each constituency. Participant familiarity with civic-engagement ranges from beginner to advanced.
Introduce participants to definitions and tools for becoming “the engaged campus”
Enhance practical community engagement skills
Deepen participants’ understanding of community engagement, exploring diverse and newer perspectives on community engagement theory and practice
Highlight current research on related topics
Host informal and interactive conference sessions
Recognize an outstanding faculty and civic engagement administrator for their contributions to the field
Sessions can include information and resources for any aspect of service-learning and civic/community engagement work, including curricular and co-curricular options, projects, and programs, along with capacity-building and institutionalization efforts. All presenters are encouraged to choose a presentation style (i.e., lecture, hands-on activities, panel presentation) that ensures clear delivery of the information, allows time for questions and answers, and provides participants with materials to take away from the session. In addition, proposals should indicate:
Target audience (newer civic engagement practitioners, experienced practitioners, researchers)
Type of session being proposed:
Research and Theory
Nuts-and-Bolts/Skill- Building Workshops: A "how to" session. Examples include: how to integrate service-learning into a student leadership program; how to develop a risk management policy; community-campus partnerships; and how to develop civic engagement projects for residence hall programs.
Programmatic Practice Sessions: "Best practices.” Examples include: models for integrating service-learning within academic departments; tools for implementing social entrepreneurship and philanthropy initiatives; case studies of Faculty Fellow programs to increase faculty leadership in service-learning; innovative models for building community engagement; and lessons learned from integrating service-learning within a student leadership program.
Research and Theory Sessions: Examples include campus-based research on the relationship between service-learning and retention rates; evolving theories of leadership in community development; national trends in student service and engagement; and evolving research topics that will deepen an understanding of community engagement.
Proposal Selection Criteria
More than 30 presentations will occur in four concurrent sessions. Two sessions will be 45 minutes in duration and two will be 60 minutes. All proposals, which include a 75 word abstract and a 300 word proposal summary, will be peer-reviewed according to the session themes as well as the following criteria:
- Contribution to Knowledge of Service-Learning and Civic/Community Engagement -Indicate how your presentation will build on or facilitate application of existing ideas and/or research in the field.
- Opportunities for Active Learning - Demonstrate how you plan to involve your audience in your session and discuss the techniques you will employ to encourage active participation. Indicate what presentation style(s) you plan to use (i.e. roundtable discussions, paper presentations, panel presentations).
- Incorporation of Diverse Perspectives - Consider multiple points of view as you plan your proposal. Broaden the focus of your presentation to accommodate the diversity of constituents in the field, including community partners and leaders, and diverse higher education staff/administrators.
Special consideration will be given to proposals that highlight innovative and/or cutting edge trends in civic/community engagement such as technology, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.
The deadline for submitting proposals is December 10, 2012.
Click here to submit your proposal online. You can also submit it via .pdf format here (don't forget to save a copy to your desktop)
To see examples of workshops, you can access previous PACE conference programs on the main PACE webpage.
If you would like to discuss a proposal idea, please contact:
NC Campus Compact