REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
6th Annual Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference
Community-Based Learning: Getting Real about Civic Engagement
- Explore the latest thinking about how universities operationalize their civic missions.
- Strengthen the capacity of Baltimore, Maryland, and DC campuses to create university- community partnerships.
- Collaborate, network, and develop leadership opportunities for stakeholders (i.e. students, faculty, staff, and community partners).
- Celebrate the enthusiasm and appreciation for service-learning and civic engagement.
- Emphasize the importance of integrating service-learning initiatives and curriculum.
- Move civic engagement from the margin to the core of the university’s identity.
The conference will feature concurrent workshops led by faculty, staff, students, and/or community organization representatives. Workshops will be held from 1:00-2:00 pm.
CONFERENCE WORKSHOP THEMES
What are the best practices in community-campus partnerships, and what are we learning? Examples in this area include the process of initiating and sustaining community-campus partnerships, setting short and long-term goals, and innovative initiatives with community organizations. Presentations should include community partner voice.
Social Change Leadership:
How do our campus communities encourage active citizenship and promote social change? Examples include campus advocacy efforts, awareness campaigns, student led service initiatives, postgraduate social justice work and careers, innovative ways to discuss diversity topics such as race, oppression, privilege, and social identity.
How are the community and its main issues integrated into the classroom? Examples include service-learning course design and best practices, faculty development, reflective practice, student success stories, next steps after a service-learning course, community-based research initiatives, living-learning communities, service-learning course assessment and impact.
We welcome workshop proposals by faculty, staff, students, and/or community organization representatives. We will give preference to collaboratively presented workshops.
Workshop proposals due on Friday, January 18, 2013 by 5:00 p.m. You will be notifited of a decision by Friday, February 8, 2013.