Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference – Call for Proposals

Engagement Scholarship Consortium
Engagement Scholarship Consortium
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Proposals are sought for presentations, posters, and other forms of communication that will inform or advance research on, and the practice of, Engaged Scholarship and Community-University Partnerships through means of research findings, innovative program design and partnership models, proven community/institutional impacts, effective curriculum or service-learning models, collaborative policy development and integration, or successful civic engagement practices. Presenters should indicate ways in which their proposal relates to the conference theme and one or more sub-themes. Proposal submission opened January 24, 2014. The deadline for submissions is March 17, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST).

Proposals are invited for presentations related to one or more of the following topics:

  • Reasons for community university engagement
  • Ways of engaging
  • Building networks and partnerships
  • Impacts or outcomes of community university engagement
  • How to measure impacts or outcomes of community university engagement
  • Critical reflections on engagement
  • From theory to practice; from practice to theory
  • Changes required to improve engagement
  • Changes resulting from community university engagement
  • Any other topic clearly related to the theme or one of the sub-themes

Proposals may be submitted in any of the following formats: symposium, workshop, poster and poster symposium. For more information on these formats, please visit our conference webpage.

Proposal Submission Requirements

  • Presentation title (10-word maximum)
  • Presentation subtheme(s) or topics the proposal relates to
  • Presentation format
  • Abstract for conference program (50-word maximum)
  • Presentation description (300 word maximum)
  • Presentation technology needs
  • Primary presenter contact information
  • Contact information for up to five co-presenters

Criteria for Evaluation of Submissions

For the benefit of the committee that will review all submissions, please include in your presentation description (300 word maximum), as applicable:

  • Evidence that your work represents or contributes to community-based scholarship/evidence-based practice
  • Evidence of reciprocity and mutual benefit from the standpoint of all partners - the university (faculty, staff, or students) and the community partner(s)
  • Inclusion of community partner "voices"/perspectives
  • New learning, questions, models, practices illustrated by your work
  • Evidence that your work has changed your partners/communities/institutions
  • Measures used to demonstrate changes in individuals or organizations
  • Evidence of strategies for program sustainability
  • Implications or "take-away" message for people attending your presentation.

Click here to submit a proposal (you may need to create an account if you don't already have one). Deadline for proposal submissions is March 17, 2014. You will be notified as to acceptance of your proposal by May 12, 2014.