CAMPUS COMMUNITY SERVICE DIRECTOR STATE MEETING & WORKSHOP                                 Featuring a special half-day wo...
1:45 - 2:30 p.m. FULL SESSION                                         Welsh Hills RoomFood for thought: Strategies for Suc...
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  1. 1. CAMPUS COMMUNITY SERVICE DIRECTOR STATE MEETING & WORKSHOP Featuring a special half-day workshop focused on: Evaluating & Assessing Service-Learning & Civic Engagement Outcomes with Gail Robinson Director of Service-Learning for the American Association of Community Colleges Tuesday, August 7, 2012 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Burton D. Morgan Building Welsh Hills Room Denison University Granville, Ohio AGENDA MORNING WORKSHOP SESSION9:00 a.m. Registration, refreshments & networking Welsh Hills Room9:30 a.m. Welcome, introductory remarks, overview of results of Ohio Campus Compact’sproject tracking trends in civic engagement within higher educationDick Kinsley & Susan King, Ohio Campus Compact9:45 A.M. – 12:45 P.M. WORKSHOP: EVALUATING AND ASSESSING SERVICE LEARNING AND CIVICENGAGEMENT OUTCOMES with Gail Robinson, Director of Service Learning for the AmericanAssociation of Community Colleges  Most colleges and universities offer service learning as a strategy for student success andlocal community engagement, but what do they know about the impact of their programs?This workshop will feature national research studies and hands-on work to help identifyappropriate assessment methods to benefit students, programs, and communities.In this workshop, participants will: • Learn about studies on service learning and civic engagement and implications for their use • Explore the transformational effect of service learning on academic learning outcomes, retention, workplace readiness, and community needs • Try some proven assessment tools and resources • Tailor your institution’s data (along with national data) to tell your story to stakeholders • Understand how to use outcomes data to prepare for the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification application process AFTERNOON SESSION12:45 – 1:45 P.M. LUNCH & DISCUSSION GROUPS BY REGION
  2. 2. 1:45 - 2:30 p.m. FULL SESSION Welsh Hills RoomFood for thought: Strategies for Successful Campus-Community PartnershipsCampus-community initiatives focused on community gardens, nutrition, and physicalactivity continue to grow in popularity. Twenty-nine VISTA Summer Associates workedwith campuses and communities as part of a ten-week “healthy food for all” summer serviceproject to develop and enhance nutrition-related programming. The Summer Associatepanel presentation will highlight best practices and lessons learned from these innovativepartnerships.2:40 – 3:30 P.M. CONCURRENT BREAK-OUT SESSIONSSESSION A: Financing & funding community engagement Room 219Lack of sufficient support and resources tops most Community Service Director lists ofchallenges to their service-learning and community engagement efforts. During this session,we’ll learn about two non-traditional financing strategies: Denison University’s endowmentand use of student government funds for the Denison Community Association and MiamiUniversity’s new service-learning student fee structure.Monica Ways, Director, Office of Community Engagement & Service, Miami UniversityRepresentative(s) from Alford Center for Service Learning, Denison UniversityFacilitated by Dick Kinsley, Executive Director, Ohio Campus CompactSESSION B: Peer-to-peer community engagement as retention tool Room 218Many institutions have been charged to improve their student persistence, completion andgraduation rates. One recent report found community engagement can be a powerful toolin these efforts. Learn about Connect2Complete, a pilot program that utilizes peeradvocates and community engagement activities with developmental education students tohelp propel them on a path toward credential completion.Abby Dohanos, Connect2Complete program manager, Cuyahoga Community CollegeRepresentative from Lorain County Community CollegeJillian Steingraber, Owens Community CollegeFacilitated by Lesha Farias, Senior Program Director, Ohio Campus CompactSESSION C: Campus-based food pantries and Campus Kitchen Initiatives Welsh Hills RoomHunger is not isolated to poor communities; it is also on our campuses. Learn about threedifferent institutional approaches to the creation of food pantries for students in need andthe direct service and service-learning opportunities created on campus as a result. Alsolearn about Kent State’s innovative and award-winning Campus Kitchen project whichreduces food waste and prepares nourishing meals for local families.Rebecca Fensler, VISTA alumna & Cathy Sayer, Director Service-Learning & Civic Engagement,Wright State UniversityKrista Kiessling, Director of Service-Learning, Owens Community CollegeAnn Gosky, Senior Special Assistant, Kent State UniversityFacilitated by Susan King, Program Director for Outreach & Engagement, Ohio Campus Compact3:40 – 4:15 Networking & Regional Collaboration session Welsh Hills Room4:15 p.m. Closing remarks4:30 p.m. Conclude ConferenceOPTIONAL: Happy Hour gathering at the Granville Inn patio

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