Call for Proposals – Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference – October 2014

Posted:January 31, 2014

Proposals are due March 17 (video submissions due Aug 31) for the Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference: Engaging for Change, Changing for Engagement, Oct 5-9 in Edmonton.  This is the first time this conference is being held in Canada and is hosted by partner campus the University of Alberta.  The partnership is organizing a pre-conference workshop and partnership meeting to coincide with the conference

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.

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: why we engage, how we engage and what impacts are we having?

Video Showcase: Consider developing and submitting a video presentation of 3 to 5 minutes that highlights your institution’s engagement or outreach efforts – possibly your student service learning projects, community engagement, or other university outreach and engagement collaborations. These videos will be shown in a continuous loop during several segments of the conference.  Video submissions are due by Aug 31.

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If you have any questions about the conference, please email Walter Archer at [email protected]

Learn more about the Engagement Scholarship Consortium at

The challenge of tenure and promotion procedures should not be permitted to unduly limit the growth of the movement for community-university engagement in Canada. A dialogue for action on this issue should be launched and sustained until this obstacle is permanently removed.*