March 6-8, 2019
University of San Diego

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Wednesday, March 6

2:15pm PST

Learn, Engage, Lead! Student Leader Perspectives on Civic Engagement at Salt Lake Community College
The purpose of this session is to share the model and practices of an experiential, cohort-based student leadership program in a community college setting through the perspective of active student leaders. Student Leaders in Civic Engagement (SLiCE) at Salt Lake Community College is the most intensive leadership experience offered through the Thayne Center for Service & Learning. SLiCE Leads are active on campus and in the community for 15-20 hours weekly throughout the fall and spring semesters, with additional commitments over the summer. Foundational components of the SLiCE Program include: - The selection of an issue area as their perspective for exploring the year and direct engagement with a reciprocal community partner. - The provision of as much stackable funding for students as eligible. - A student directed experience that aligns with their career and academic trajectory. - A non-hierarchical student leadership cohort that promotes relationship building, civic responsibility, and teamwork. Through a panel-style conversation, SLiCE Leads will reflect on the importance of being involved in community as part of their community college experience and how they cultivate balance as a whole student. SLiCE Leads will also review their list of recommendations for community colleges developing civic engagement leadership programming.

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Samantha Collins

Service Leadership Coordinator, Salt Lake Community College
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Colton Judd

SLiCE Food Lead, Salt Lake Community College
Colton is currently working towards his Business degree at SLCC. He plans to subsequently transfer to Westminster College,double majoring in International Business.Colton recognizes himself as a member of a larger social fabric, he is willing to see the moral and civic dimensions... Read More →
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Samantha Paredes

SLiCE Literacy and Education Lead, Salt Lake Community College
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Mylee Parkinson

SLiCE Youth Development Lead, Salt Lake Community College
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Desirae Sizemore

SLiCE Health Lead, Salt Lake Community College
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Angel Zevallos

SLiCE Urban Development and Arts Lead, Salt Lake Community College

Wednesday March 6, 2019 2:15pm - 3:25pm PST

3:45pm PST

Creating a Crucible Moment: Building an Integrative Civic Engagement Pathway
A Crucible Moment (2012) provides the impetus for any discussion of civic engagement in higher education; and, as its title suggests, transformative change in postsecondary education will occur by challenging conventional paradigms. By embedding innovative teaching and learning strategies that emphasize applied knowledge, students can quickly develop a civic-mindset. When higher education, suggests David Scobey, makes civic responsibility “central, not peripheral” to the educational mission, the desired outcome of participatory democracy is best attained. At no other time in American history has it been as crucial for students--no matter their academic goals--to secure civic knowledge and skills in order to compete in a global economy. CBL is promoted throughout the California State University (CSU) system but not in California’s K-12 or community college systems. CBL in K-12 is addressed sporadically; and, with regard to California’s community colleges (CCC), it is taught in a vacuum, if it is taught at all. However, the CSUs and CCCs are the two largest systems of higher education in the nation and serve the majority of the nation’s undergraduates. It is time for stakeholders to begin a dialogue of how we can create a California K-16 Civic Engagement and Community-Based Learning Pathway.

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Mariane Doyle

Director, Career and College Readiness, William S. Hart Union High School District
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Harriet Happel

Dean, Career Education and Integrated Learning, College of the Canyons
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Jeanine M. Mingé

Director of Community Engagement, California State University, Northridge

Patty Robinson

Faculty Director, College of the Canyons

Danielle Spratt

Associate Professor and Graduate Adviser Department of English; Director of Faculty Engaged Practices and Service Learning, California State University, Northridge

Wednesday March 6, 2019 3:45pm - 4:55pm PST
Thursday, March 7

11:30am PST

An Inclusive Conversation for Initiating a Regional Faculty Professional Development Institute: Beyond our Community and Building Bridges
Offering quality faculty development programming is essential in order to facilitate more equity and social justice in our curriculum and advance positive change in our minds, hearts, and actions both on and off campus. Colleges and universities may provide some opportunities but many do not have the resources to have consistent programming. To address these gaps, some regions offer community engagement institutes which provide a well-rounded curriculum. However, there is a lack of such opportunities in the southwest and western region of the country. These regions have unique characteristics such as international borders and indigenous populations that require distinct curriculum that may not be offered in other regions. Furthermore, programming representing the needs of our vast community college systems is often overlooked. In order to offer an inclusive institute, an examination of what type of curriculum best represents the needs of these regions is imperative. The proposed interactive conversation will be facilitated by a diversity of individuals from across the region and a variety of institutions. During this session, key questions such as what should such an institute look like, what would make us unique, and how do we address the needs across a variety of institutions will be discussed.

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Veronica Anover

Faculty Director, Cal State San Marcos University
I love teaching and learning, helping and understanding others. I love solving problems and finding solutions. As Interim Faculty Director of Service Learning I organize and lead workshops on how to teach Service Learning and what are best practices, among other things! I am also... Read More →

Christine Cress

Professor, PACE Program, Graduate School of Education, Portland State University

David Donahue

Director, Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, University of San Francisco

Patty Robinson

Faculty Director, College of the Canyons

Sandra Sgoutas-Emch

Director, University of San Diego

Thursday March 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:40pm PST

2:30pm PST

Challenging and Supporting Faculty New to Equity-Based Community-Based Learning: Bridging Across Difference
What are your institution’s standards for community-based learning courses? Is a social justice lens a mandatory component? Some faculty find difficulty in framing projects outside of the charity model, leading deep reflection, and facilitating difficult conversations. Others teach subjects in fields that have not historically tied into civic and community engagement. Are we excluding faculty from incorporating CBL by setting seemingly unreachable standards for reflection, discussion, and a racial equity framework? This interactive workshop aims for participants to critically reflect on CBL at their institution. By the end of the discussion, participants should be able to 1) Identify common concerns keeping faculty from incorporating community-based learning in their classes and 2) Share strategies to support faculty new to community-based learning. In addition to facilitating the discussion, presenters will share what prompted the discussion and provide an overview of their approach to a Community-Based Learning Professional Development Continuum.

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Hannah Cherry

Program Coordinator, Portland Community College - Community Based Learning Program
Hannah Cherry is a Student Affairs Professional who specializes in community-based learning. As Portland Community College CBL Program Coordinator, her work is centered around social responsibility, equity, inclusion, and collaboration. Prior to PCC, she served for several years as... Read More →
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Lisa George

Community Based Learning Faculty Coordinator, Portland Community College - Community Based Learning Program
Lisa George is a social justice educator specializing in faculty development. As CBL Faculty Coordinator and TLC Coordinator, Lisa provides leadership to PCC with a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusive classroom and campus practices. A part-time sociology instructor at PCC since... Read More →

Catherine Thomas

CBL Faculty Coordinator, Part-Time Faculty ESOL, Portland Community College - Community Based Learning Program
Catherine Thomas is the CBL Faculty Coordinator for Southeast Campus at PCC. She holds a Master of Arts, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (T.E.S.O.L), and a BA in Applied Linguistics from Portland State University. Catherine has 20 years of experience as an ESOL Instructor... Read More →

Thursday March 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:40pm PST
Friday, March 8

9:30am PST

National Service Members as Servant Leaders
National Service members (e.g. VISTAs and AmeriCorps members) and student volunteers and service learners often come from outside the communities where they serve, and in many cases relocate for service. Additionally, They are charged to work with and through community members to enact positive change that communities own. This session will examine a set of questions about how outsiders can best support local communities, especially focusing on best practices around entering rural and tribal communities as outsiders.

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Josh Vanek

Associate Director, Montana Campus Compact
Josh is the associate director of the Montana Campus Compact, an 18 campus consortium. Nationally Compact has 1100 members and amplifies the community work of higher ed. Josh writes and manages grants, supports campuses and gets inspired by students and faculty, staff and administrators... Read More →

Friday March 8, 2019 9:30am - 10:40am PST