Building Sustainable Programs for Student Engagement
Building Sustainable Programs for Student Engagement March 5th-6th, 2009 - Pewaukee, WI (Waukesha County Technical College) Call for Presenters - Proposals due January 30th, 2009.
Milwaukee Area Technical College, Waukesha County Technical College, and Wisconsin Campus Compact will host a series of workshops, round table discussions and a panel focused on transformative learning through service-learning, community engagement, and civic engagement. Faculty, staff, and administration from Wisconsin and surrounding area 2-year and technical colleges are invited to participate in order to share sustainable service-learning methods and highlight how students and institutions remain engaged in changing economic times. The ideas and practices circulated at the summit are to benefit not only the students, but also the institutions they are a part of and community organizations that they serve.
We hope to sustain a network of leaders in the 2-year and technical college system that will be able to collaborate and help each other to institutionalize service-learning on their campuses. Registration fees will be waived for those presenting at the Summit.
To Submit a Proposal:
The conference planning committee is looking for interactive presenters with varying types of experience. Topics should relate to the conference mission and goals and may include, but need not be limited to the following topics:
- Service-Learning in the Economic Downturn
- Curriculum Innovations
- Partnering Across Educational Institutions
- Inter-disciplinary Projects
- Common struggles for non-profits and service-learning
- Global Citizenship
- Institutionalization of Service-Learning
- Student Engagement
- Relationship-building with Community-Based Organizations
- Components of a Service-Learning Course
Workshop proposals should be clear and concise and must include the following:
1) a short session title that accurately reflects your session content,
2) a brief session description (75-100 words) that will be used in the program,
3) a proposal description (500 word maximum) that includes a description of your proposed presentation as well as your expertise in the topic you will present, and the length of time you have been engaged in this area,
4) full contact information for each presenter.
In your proposal description, you should:
1) identify the intended audience;
2) identify the theme and discuss the content that you will address and how they relate to the conference theme, specifically discussing how your program/activity/course/mission/etc. uses service, service-learning and/or civic engagement to address issues or enhance outcomes in higher education;
3) indicate the outcomes participants should expect from your session and examples of how you will facilitate achievement of those outcomes;
4) describe the strategies you will use to engage participants in discussing, analyzing, synthesizing, and applying the information you will share.
Please submit proposals via email to:email@example.com by January 30th, 2009. You will receive a confirmation upon your submission. A decision will be made and you will be notified by February 6th, 2009.
For additional information or questions, please contact the Milwaukee Area Technical College Service-Learning Team:
Marcia Blackman, Americorps*VISTA
Marianne Griffin, Americorps*VISTA