2018 Service Engagement Summit Concurrent Sessions

10:10-11:00 AM Workshops

Workshops offer dynamic presentations related to higher education’s role in social justice, which will encourage creative thought and discussion, followed by a structured set of facilitated activities for audience participation.

Susan Tancock, Professor, Department of Elementary Education, Sadie Matchett, Preservice Teacher, and  Kylie KaminskiPreservice Teacher – Ball State University

This session details a program of community-engaged teacher preparation that prioritizes the wisdom and expertise of community members in the development of culturally responsive, socially-just, equity-focused future teachers. A focus on the pedagogies employed to achieve this end will provide participants practical strategies through which to promote authentic engagement in their own professional contexts. Throughout the presentation, the construct of community-engaged teacher preparation will be offered as a compelling and justifiable direction for the field.

Priscilla Barnes, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Health Science and Nicole Zautra, Visiting Research Associate at the Collaborative Research Initiative,  Indiana University Bloomington and Georg’ann Cattelona, Commissioner, City of Bloomington’s Commission on the Status of Children and Youth 

This interactive session features lessons learned about socio-political issues that propel or hinder collaborative impact on issues related to social inequities from campus community partners. Participants will learn how each partner keeps social justice at the forefront while navigating through institutional and community bureaucracies.

Marlene Kowalski-Braun, Assistant Vice President for Inclusion and Equity, Grand Valley State University

This session is designed to tell the story of how one University has worked together to develop a model for community and civic engagement. Participants will gain insights into strategic efforts on how to become an “engaged” campus. The presenter will tell the story, weaving in key organizational change strategies and allowing participants to apply what is being learned to their own context – all toward the goal of creating a civic ethos.

 10:10 AM-12:00 PM Double session with Amal Kassir

If you attend this session, you will not be able to attend the 11:10 AM – 12:00 PM sessions.

Amal Kassir, story-telling activist, will lead a writing workshop that will be an in-depth look at the art of story-telling and poetry. She will help participants navigate the steps to start writing their story, including how to write and perform spoken word.

11:10 AM-12:00 PM Workshops

Workshops offer dynamic presentations related to higher education’s role in social justice, which will encourage creative thought and discussion, followed by a structured set of facilitated activities for audience participation.

Cristina Santamaria Graff, Assistant Professor of Special Education, IUPUI and Kiesha Warren-Gordon, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Criminology, Ball State University

In this session, we provide concrete tools for how to organize critical service-learning (CSL) courses by aligning and integrating CSL course goals, learner outcomes, objectives, activities, and assessments with other discipline-specific course content. We present CSL course development through a social justice framework in which we discuss how to situate positionality at the forefront to ensure – to the greatest degree possible – equitable power relations between all stakeholders. This parity is key to sustainable, mutually-beneficial projects.

Rebekah Go DeLine, Director of the Office for Civic and Social Engagement and Academic Experiential Learning Coordinator, Saint Mary’s College

Individuals who participate in this session will be introduced to Conversation Cafes as one model of civil discourse that has been adopted on the campus of Saint Mary’s Campus. The session will include a brief background, participation in an abbreviated conversation cafe, and then a short wrap-up/debrief. Afterward, each participant should feel comfortable with the ability to both plan and facilitate a Conversation Cafe on their own campus – and present it as one model for civil discourse.

Lauren Murfree, Candidate M.S. Applied Anthropology, Purdue University

This workshop will explore ways anthropological methodologies can be applied to examine real life issues. We will explore how these techniques have been used to address social justice concerns from homelessness to healthcare. We will learn and practice techniques such as participant observation and free listing through activities like roleplaying and group discussions. Participants will leave with a basic “ethnographic toolkit” on how anthropology can be used in their lives, work and passions.

**Please bring a notepad and pen/pencil to this workshop**

1:10 – 2:00 PM Workshops

Workshops offer dynamic presentations related to higher education’s role in social justice, which will encourage creative thought and discussion, followed by a structured set of facilitated activities for audience participation.

Joshua Mugg, Lecturer of Philosophy, Andrew Fields, Philosophy for Children Student, Jacob Castleberry, Philosophy for Children Student, Elaina Hardback, Philosophy for Children Student, and Jenny Cochran, Philosophy for Children Student, Indiana University Kokomo

 

While it is easy to disagree, it is hard to disagree respectfully and engage in critical thinking through dialogue. This team believes that university professors and students need to partner with local libraries and schools to teach children the lost art of democratic argument. The presenters will facilitate a community of inquiry session, as they have been doing with elementary children. This method has been applied to flipped-classroom teaching and community activism. They will provide handouts outlining this method along with online resources with Philosophy for Children lesson plans.

Stephanie Moran, Director of Engagement and Partnerships/First Year Experience Faculty Mentor, Jeff Trotter, Director of Engagement and Partnerships/ First Year Experience Faculty Mentor, and Marie Morris, Provost, Anderson University

This session will explore how the First Year Experience (FYE) can play a vital and valuable role in assisting faculty, staff, students, and community stakeholders in identifying and addressing issues and circumstances that divide them.  The session will provide examples of curricula and experiences that have been integrated into the FYE at Anderson University, and opportunities for campuses to share about their FYE experiences and programs.  This session will be conversational and presenters will be speaking from the diverse roles and perspectives they have on campus.

Jennifer Sdunzik, PhD Candidate, Annagul Yaryyeva, PhD Candidate, and Rocío León, Graduate Student, Purdue University

This session will introduce a community engagement project grounded in a social justice framework to illustrate how our academic background and training can be utilized to empower project participants to embrace their identities and develop leadership vision and consciousness. Our community initiative is a testament to the power of student-centered workshops that inspire minority students to think of themselves as leaders and become part of positive social change locally and globally.

1:10 – 2:00 PM Resource Roundtables 

If you choose this group of sessions, you will spend 15 minutes at each table and then rotate to the next.

These roundtables are facilitated in informal format is an opportunity to share innovative research activities, teaching techniques, curriculum designs, syllabi, or training manuals. Presenters will provide resources for attendees including handouts, brochures, or display copies of manuals for participants.

Andrea Wolfe, Assistant Professor of English, Lizz Alezetes, Instructor of ESL, and Deborah McMillan, Director of Operations, Intensive English Institute, Ball State University

This resource session will start with a short description about the collaboration between composition and ESL courses at Ball State University, which began in Fall 2017 with a Facing Project entitled “Facing International Student Experiences.” Participants will leave with resources to take back to their campus that will include ways that storytelling can bridge divides and one model of implementing storytelling projects in their own classrooms, universities, or communities.

Denise Whitford, Assistant Professor of Special Education, Kharon Grimmet, Clinical Assistant Professor, Jennifer Barce, Director of the Office of Field Experiencesand Angela Holtsclaw, Clinical Instructor, Purdue University

This sharing session will include visual and verbal descriptions of PURPOSE and its role in advancing social justice in K-12 and higher education settings. The presenters will also be on hand to answer questions, provide handouts, and discuss partnership options.

Diana Hornby, Community Engagement Director, Rhodes University South Africa

The sharing session will start with a short description of research on how various actors collaborate and develop partnerships in knowledge creation and sharing to contribute towards healthy co-existence in South Africa. Participants will leave with resources to begin to envision a 21st century university based on knowledge democracy and social justice.

2:10 – 3:00 PM Workshops

Workshops offer dynamic presentations related to higher education’s role in social justice, which will encourage creative thought and discussion, followed by a structured set of facilitated activities for audience participation.

Melinda Appold, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, David Armbruster, student, Evelyn Shimmel, student, and Daniel G Zuercher, student, Purdue University and Chuck Dailey, St Peter’s Episcopal Church

In fall of 2016, third year planting design students facilitated community meetings using the appreciative inquiry process, conducted site analyses, and developed a master plan for the St. Peter’s Church grounds. This relationship has spanned two years and served two different design courses, each with projects of differing scales of design. This session will give an overview of how the relationship was established and the details of the projects. Presenters will give perspectives from the client, the professor of the course, and students.

Jennifer Christian, Assistant Director of the Center for Community Engagement, Indiana State University and Tradara McLaurine, Director of Student Employment and Internships, Indiana State University

This session will focus on the steps that were taken to create an extensive and ongoing Social Justice initiative on the campus of Indiana State University.  This session will focus on how campuses can be both proactive and reactive with issues of social justice on campus and addressing the role that the social justice issues happening across the country have on students.

Dana Frank, Senior, Marketing, Indiana University Southeast, Jamie Huntsman Coulter, Graduate Student, Communications, Indiana University South Bend, Autumn Hockenberry Senior, Psychology, Indiana University Southeast, Karen Watts Senior, Social Work, Indiana University Northwest, and Michael Foley Senior, Political Science, University of Louisville

Researchers will share national data on student food insecurity and their progress to date on campus and community asset mapping at regional Indiana University campuses in Gary, Kokomo, New Albany, and South Bend. Survey instruments for student food access and insecurity will be shared. Discussion of grass-roots organizing strategies for students to solve this open problem for themselves and their communities.

2:10 – 3:00 PM Resources Roundtables

If you choose this group of sessions, you will spend 15 minutes at each table and then rotate to the next.

These roundtables are facilitated in informal format is an opportunity to share innovative research activities, teaching techniques, curriculum designs, syllabi, or training manuals. Presenters will provide resources for attendees including handouts, brochures, or display copies of manuals for participants.

M. Gail Hickey, Professor of Education & Director of Scholarship of Service-Learning and Donald Mueller, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, IPFW

University instructors share their experiences with instituting, implementing, and/or assessing service-learning based instruction in their various degree programs. Participants will leave with information and resources to take back to their campuses including the challenges and rewards of piloting service-learning course experiences, finding and maintaining positive connections with community partners, and utilizing reflection systematically to facilitate positive undergraduate instruction.

Mary Jane Eisenhauer, Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education and Morgan Mayer, Early Childhood candidate, Purdue Northwest

Preparing undergraduates for service-learning requires intentional planning to meet the needs of all stakeholders including students, faculty, community partners and the institution. To ensure a successful and mutually-beneficial experience, a faculty instructor and peer mentors created a service-learning orientation guide. Learn how to incorporate this module on your campus. The guide includes an overview of service-learning, guidelines for professionalism, strategies for working with community partners, step-by-step instructions for assignments, prompts for reflection, and information about writing grants to support projects.

Rachel Ryder, Lecturer,Department of Kinesiology, Indiana University Bloomington and Katie Dooley, G.O.A.L. Program Director, IU Health Bloomington Hospital

The partnership between the Indiana University School of Public Health – Indiana University Bloomington and IU Health’s Get Onboard Active Living (G.O.A.L.) program provides healthy lifestyle support and programming for overweight and obese youth to promote positive life-long changes. This sharing session will provide participants resources to use on their campuses including a course handbook, reflection questions, activity session planning, community partnership development, and course materials.