Faculty colleagues from 13 campuses in North Dakota and northern Minnesota, including four tribal colleges, are expected to attend the Regional Roundtable on Campus-Community Engagement in the Memorial Union this Friday, Feb. 15. The event is hosted by the University of North Dakota Center for Community Engagement.
After a welcome at 10 a.m. by UND President Robert Kelley, Provost Paul LeBel will moderate a panel of representatives from various campuses in a discussion about community engagement and service learning at their institutions. In the afternoon, a panel of faculty will focus on incorporating service learning into courses. UND moderators will be Anne Kelsch from the Office of Instructional Development and Burt Thorp from Interdisciplinary Studies.
The lunch speaker will be Julie Plaut, executive director the Minnesota Campus Compact. A closing reception, sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and hosted by UND College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean Harmon Abrahamson, will be held at 4 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge.
A complete schedule of the event, hosted by the UND Center for Community Engagement, is appended below.
Faculty are welcome to come and go to sessions, all on the second floor of the Memorial Union, as their schedules allow.
There are limited lunch tickets available for $15. Please check at the registration desk if you would like to have lunch.
Regional Roundtable on Campus-Community Engagement (UND Memorial Union)
Friday, Feb. 15, UND
9:30 a.m., coffee and registration. Exhibit set up. (2nd Floor, Memorial Union)
10 a.m., welcome and introductions (River Valley Room), Lana Rakow, professor and director, UND Center for Community Engagement, and Robert O. Kelley, president, University of North Dakota
10:15 a.m., panel and discussion: “Campus Models for Service-Learning” (River Valley Room). Panelists from campuses across the region will provide examples of their engagement programs, discuss their models of service-learning, and share their methods for engaging students and faculty in service-learning. The panel will be followed by a discussion of what students should learn through service-learning and how this can be assessed.
Moderator: Paul LeBel, provost, UND
Matt Skoy, assistant director, Service Learning & Civic Engagement, North Dakota State University (NDSU)
Beth Odahlen, director, Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning, Minot State University (MSU)
Valerian Three Irons, instructor, Native American Studies, Nueta, Hidatsa, Sahnish College (Fort Berthold Community College)
Lisa Loegering, assistant director, Community Engagement, University of Minnesota, Crookston
Russ McDonald, vice-president, Academics, Cankdeska Cikana Community College
Lana Rakow, professor and director, Center for Community Engagement, UND
11:45 a.m. –break
Noon, luncheon program in the North Ballroom
Introduction: Matt Skoy, NDSU
Speaker: Julie Plaut, executive director, Minnesota Campus Compact
1:15 p.m.–Breakout Sessions
I. Campus Compact Roundtable, with Julie Plaut (Memorial Room)
This session will focus on the benefits of campuses collaborating, and the potential for creating a North Dakota Campus Compact. Representatives from each campus are encouraged to attend. Moderator: Lana Rakow
II. Community-Based Research Roundtable (Badlands Room)
Editorial board members of the new Journal of Civic Voices Online will introduce the publication and host a discussion about community-based research. Learn more about how to conduct community-based research, the potential for collaborating with other regional scholars, and how to submit manuscripts to the online journal.
Moderators: Janet Moen, co-editor, Bemidji State University, and Sagini Keengwe, co-editor, UND
III. Exhibits of Community Projects and Resources (Dakota Lounge)
Browse samples of faculty service-learning and community-based research projects, connect with other faculty and exhibitors, and pick up resources relevant to community engagement.
2:30-3:15 p.m., panel: “Faculty Strategies for Incorporating Service-Learning” (River Valley Room). Panelists will discuss how they have used service learning in their courses, how they connect service projects to coursework, and what advice they have for other faculty about using service-learning.
Moderator: Anne Kelsch, director, Instructional Development, UND
Erika Berg, assistant professor, Animal Sciences, NDSU
Lisa Borden-King, director, Reading Clinic, MSU
Melody Volk, instructor, Graphic Design, Cankdeska Cikana Community College
Michael Niedzielski, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, UND
3:15-4 p.m., roundtable discussion: “Pros and Cons of Service-Learning” (River Valley Room). Immediately following the panel presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to discuss with their tablemates issues arising from the panel, including the benefits of using service-learning and how to overcome challenges, with a collective summary at the conclusion.
Moderators: Burt Thorp, director, Interdisciplinary Studies, and chair, Service Learning Interest Group, UND; Beth Odahlen, MSU
4 p.m., closing reception, sponsored by the UND College of Arts and Sciences (Fireside Lounge). UND College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean Harmon Abrahamson, presiding
Lana Rakow, Ph.D., director
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