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March 6-8, 2019
University of San Diego
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Star Plaxton-Moore

University of San Francisco
Director of Community-Engaged Learning
Star specializes in working with faculty to integrate community-engaged pedagogy into their courses, and plays a critical role in shaping institutional discourse, practices, and policies related to community-engaged program design and assessment, community partnerships, and faculty development. Additionally, Star directs the McCarthy Center’s Public Service and Community Engagement Minor, an interdisciplinary program that prepares students to be engaged and informed citizens. In her 11 years at the Center, she has overseen undergraduate academic public service and service-learning programs; designed curriculum for, and facilitated, the Advocates for Community Engagement student leadership program; and coordinated outreach, support, and training for campus-community partnerships. In spring 2016, Star co-authored the article, “Faculty Development for Service-Learning and Community Engagement in Higher Education: A Review of the Literature and Survey of Current Trends,” with Dr. Marshall Welch, which is currently under review with the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. Additionally, Star has presented on aspects of community-engaged learning at regional and international conferences, and provided consultations and invited talks at K-12 and higher education institutions on social-justice oriented community engagement and service-learning models. She has taught service-learning and capstone seminar courses at USF, and previously served as a classroom teacher in public schools in Virginia and California. Star received her M.Ed. from The George Washington University and is currently completing course work for a Doctorate in Multicultural Education (Ed.D) at USF.
Wednesday, March 6
 

7:15am

7:30am

8:30am

1:00pm

3:45pm

5:00pm

 
Thursday, March 7
 

8:30am

8:45am

10:00am

11:30am

1:00pm

1:10pm

2:30pm

5:15pm