Our Engaged Campus: Community Engagement and Outreach Showcase

Thursday, February 6, 2014
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
University Center

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Faculty, staff, students, and community partners will honor and share community engagement activities from across the campus that illustrate best practices in campus-community partnership. Come and join the conversation about what it means for UM-Flint to have the national recognition of the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement.

Start Time

End Time

Event

Location

8:30 am 

9:00 am

Registration

Michigan Rooms

9:00 am

9:30 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

- Ruth Person, Chancellor
- Gerard Voland, Provost
- Jacob Blumner, Interim Director of University Outreach

Michigan Rooms

9:30 am

10:20 am

Panel #1: Developing Real Community Impacts of Civic Engagement Classes

- Mary Black, Civic Engagement Coordinator
- Sara McDonnell, Innovation Incubator Coordinator
- Jacob Peng, SOM Faculty
- Karen Salvador, Music/Secondary Education Faculty
- Mona Munroe-Younis, University Outreach (moderator)

Michigan Rooms

10:20 am

10:30  am

Networking Break

 

10:30 am

11:20 am

Panel #2: Connecting Community Engagement, Classes & Research: Reflections from UM-Flint Boyer Scholars

- Danielle De La Mare, Communication Faculty
- Lisa Lapeyrouse, PHHS Faculty
- Sarah Lippert, Art Faculty
- Victoria Morckel, Earth & Resource Science Faculty
- Mona Munroe-Younis, University Outreach (moderator)

Michigan Rooms

11:20 am

11:50 am

Premiere Film Screening of “Growing Up Green” Featuring UM-Flint Discovering PLACE Program  

- Introduction by Leyla Sanker, Discovering PLACE Program Coordinator

 

Michigan Rooms

11:50 am 

12:30 pm

Networking Lunch

Michigan Rooms

12:30 pm

1:20 pm

Poster Presentations and Dessert

Happenings Room

1:20 pm

1:30 pm      

Networking Break

 

1:30 pm

2:50 pm

Campus Discussion: What it Means for UM-Flint to be Nationally Recognized as “Carnegie Classified for Community Engagement”

- Brief Presentation by Mona Munroe-Younis, University Outreach
- Jacob Blumner, University Outreach (discussion facilitator)

Happenings Room

2:50 pm

3:00 pm

Networking Break

 

3:00 pm 

 5:00 pm

Student- and Alumni-Led Mini Workshops and Games

The following sessions will be repeated at 3:00-3:20, 3:30-3:50, 4:00-4:20 and 4:30-4:50 pm.

Workshop: How to Translate Community Service Experiences onto Your Resume 

- Student Erika Trigg and Jeff Shuel from Academic Advising

Workshop: How to Get Involved in the Community

- Flint Corps Student Club President Jennifer Runyan and Alumnus Gary Ashley from University Outreach

Workshop: Using the Arts to Engage Community

- Members of Shop Floor Theatre Company

Workshop: The Importance of Community Service for Students

- Alumni Mona Munroe-Younis and Shelby Yeary

Games: Community Service Charades (3:00-3:20, 4:00-4:20) and Service Site Memory (3:30-3:50, 4:30-4:50)

- Student Alicia Gillman, Alternative Spring Break Board Member

Ontario Room & Michigan Rooms

Poster Presentations

Posters at the showcase will illustrate best practices in UM-Flint's community engagement, real community impacts, and what it means to be a truly community-engaged university.

Best practices in academic community engagement and outreach include:

  • Cultivating mutually-beneficial, reciprocal relationships
  • Genuinely addressing community needs
  • Acknowledging community assets as well as needs (an “assets-based approach”)
  • Valuing the knowledge, expertise and life experiences of community partners equally to university partners
  • Sharing power, decision-making and resources
  • Being accessible, such as through listening, language and presence in the community
  • Intentionally tying the engagement activities with learning outcomes or research questions
  • Reflection on the community engagement experience, lessons learned, and one’s own civic identity

The Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement’s indicators of a truly community-engaged university are supportive:

  • Community-Campus Exchange
  • Classes, Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Institutional Culture
  • Faculty Culture
  • Mechanisms & Resources