Registration is free, lunch will be provided for those who RSVP, and parking passes will be provided to all off-campus visitors.
The Engaged Scholarship and Community Partnership Symposium will bring together UNC Charlotte faculty, staff, students, and community partners to discuss community engagement practices. The symposium is designed to facilitate creative collaboration across disciplines, divisions, and fields; to outline best practices and address challenges; and strengthen partnerships.
Community engagement refers to research, creative activities, teaching, and service activities that are collaboratively undertaken by UNC Charlotte faculty, staff, and/ or students in partnership with community members. Engaged activities are defined by reciprocal relationships between university and community partners in which all participants recognize and value the knowledge, perspective, and resources that partners contribute to the collaboration. The “community” in community engagement is broadly defined to include individuals, groups, and organizations external to campus that use collaborative processes for the purpose of contributing to the public good.
- Ryan Kilmer (Psychology) and Laura Clark (United Way of Central Carolinas) -- Community-university partnerships: Putting good intentions into actual practice
- Mark DeHaven (Public Health Sciences) and Wendy Pascual (Camino Community Center) --The Camino/UNCC Communiversity: A campus-community partnership for health
- Susan Harden (Middle Grades, Secondary, K-12 Education) and Kamille Bostick (Levine Museum of the New South) -- Deep Partnerships
- Celine Latulipe (Software and Information Systems) -- Socially Engaging Students in Large Classes
- James Walker (Informative Technologies, Inc.) -- Digital Inclusion: The Final Frontier of “Technology Transfer”
- Heather Smith (Geography and Earth Sciences), Claire Schuch (RISING Research Group), Brisa Urquieta de Hernandez (Carolinas Health Care) -- Mentoring community engaged scholars through longstanding partnerships
- Jeanette Sims (Community Relations), Sean Langley (Dean of Students Office) -- Jump-starting ethical community engagement: The Jamil Niner Student Pantry partnerships