March 6-8, 2019
University of San Diego

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Wednesday, March 6

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
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