SAVE THE DATE
Our Engaged Campus: Community Engagement and Outreach Showcase
Thursday, February 6, 2014
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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.
Call for Poster Presenters
Students, faculty staff, alumni and community partners are encouraged to give poster presentations at "Our Engaged Campus: UM-Flint Community Engagement and Outreach Showcase" on February 6, 2014.
We are looking for posters that illustrate best practices in UM-Flint's community engagement, real community impacts, and what it means to be a truly community-engaged university.
To submit your application to present, please fill out the online Poster Presenter Application by December 31, 2013.
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