Sun. June 23, 2013 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Free ticketed event
The proposed Community Engagement Blueprint Workshop focuses on the development of new community engagement (CE) programs, or the enhancement of an existing program, for engineering education. These programs are often referred to as service-learning, community-engaged learning, learning-through-service, etc. and involve various pedagogies that partner students, faculty, and community leaders in collaboration around a community’s needs. Community engagement programs may be curricular or extra-curricular, domestic or international, and may be structured in a variety of ways, but centers on authentic education and broad skill development for students as well as true collaboration with a community.
The workshop will be highly interactive and practical in nature. Through the use of a “blueprint” for program development, the workshop keenly focuses on the design, management, and assessment necessary to develop strong and sustainable CE programs for engineering education.
Participants can expect to leave the workshop with a CE program plan that includes strategies that make sense for the participant, based on their interests and institution. Participants will also gain:
• an understanding of the essential principles of CE;
• enough knowledge, confidence, and competence to begin or expand CE efforts at their institution; and
• strong connections to other members of the workshop and a connection to the larger community of CE practitioners; connections we hope will continue as they implement their ideas
Workshop participants will be asked to present a poster on their proposed CE project at the 2014 ASEE conference that details results from their effort.