Engage for Change Conference: Authentic Partnership

Engage for Change Conference

Bringing together campuses and communities to effect change

  • The Engage for Change conference aims to connect local community engagement practitioners (faculty, students, community organizations) and encourage sharing of best practices and model programs and to push community-engaged scholarship forward in the Capital Region.
    The Engage for Change conference aims to connect local community engagement practitioners (faculty, students, community organizations) and encourage sharing of best practices and model programs and to push community-engaged scholarship forward in the Capital Region.
  • Engage for Change participants focus on the evaluation of tangible outcomes that result from community partnerships.
    Engage for Change participants focus on the evaluation of tangible outcomes that result from community partnerships.
  • The Engage for Change conference has four tracks that focus on teaching techniques, community-engaged teaching and learning, scholarship and research, and best practices.
    The Engage for Change conference has four tracks that focus on teaching techniques, community-engaged teaching and learning, scholarship and research, and best practices.
  • Engage for Change participants examine how community partner relationships may be incorporated into pedagogy for student benefit and community action.
    Engage for Change participants examine how community partner relationships may be incorporated into pedagogy for student benefit and community action.
  • Learn about current projects and community-based research currently happening.
    Learn about current projects and community-based research currently happening.

May 23rd, 2018 

Engage for Change is a regional conference that connects local community engagement practitioners​, including ​faculty, students,​ and​ community organizations​. The aim is to s​har​e​ best practices​ across institutions ​and​ methods for advancing this work in the Capital Region.  T​his year, t​he theme for this conference is, "authentic partnership."  We ​also ​welcome presentations, teaching​ demonstrations​, and roundtable discussions that highlight inclusive ​practices in the classroom and beyond.

​We welcome presentations in the following areas:

  • Hands-on demonstrations of teaching techniques
  • Presentation on community engaged classes and research
  • Best practices in community-university partnerships
  • Round-table discussion on campus/community strategies​

Register Here!

 

Conference Program

Conference Program

Engage for Change: Authentic Partnership
8:00 - 9:00 | Breakfast & Keynote (Janine Jurkowski, University at Albany, SUNY) 
9:00 - 9:45 | Workshop Block 1

  • Faculty Panel - Building the Partnership (Moderator: Janine Jurkowski, University at Albany, SUNY)
  • Mobilizing Students for Change (Donna McIntosh, Siena College)
  • Celebrating and Recognizing Engagement at Colleges and Universities (Alfredo Medina, University at Albany, SUNY)
  • Healing Justice: Holistic Self-Care for Change Makers (Loretta Pyles, University at Albany, SUNY)
  • Promoting Democracy Through Voter Registration (Ryane Straus, The College of Saint Rose)

10:00 - 10:45 | Workshop Block 2

  • Community Panel - Collborating through SHINE (Moderator: Allison Schultz, Siena College)
  • Sustaining Community Partnerships in a Multi-Year Community Based Research Project (M. Anne Howard, Rochester Institute of Technology)
  • Building Self-Care into Community Engaged Work (Anya Piotrowski, Bennington College)
  • Exploring Tennessee Williams and The Glass Menagerie: A Russell Sage College and Susan O'Dell Taylor School Service Learning Project (David Baecker, The Sage Colleges)
  • Working with Marginalized Populations Affected by Violence (Kathy Grant, In Our Own Voices)

11:00 - 11:45 | Workshop Block 3

  • Funders Panel - How to fund campus-community partnership (Moderator: Diane Cameron, Unity House)
  • Engaging students and faculty in Public Problem Solving Using Public Deliberation (Peter Sawyer, Hudson Valley Community College)
  • Peer Mentoring...It Works! Highlighting the ALANA is Leadership Peer Mentoring Program at The College of Saint Rose (Lamara Burgess, The College of Saint Rose)
  • Can STEM student retention be increased through community engaged learning? (Jodi O’Donnell, Siena College)
  • Using a Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) as a form of engaging students with local and global issues surrounding water sanitation (Emily Obuya, The Sage Colleges)

12:00 - 1:15 | Lunch Keynote (Nancy Chiarella, CARES Inc.)
1:30 - 4:00 | Wicked Problems Discussions

  • Food insecurity in Pre-k to College (Sponsored by Schenectady County Community College)
  • Inclusive Literacy Partnerships (Sponsored by Siena College & The Sage Colleges)
  • Environmental Justice (Sponsored by Skidmore College)
  • Opioid Epidemic (Sponsored by Siena College)
  • Data and Homelessness (Sponsored by Siena College)

Campus Directions

Campus Directions

No parking pass is required for conference participants. Snyder Hall (building 12) is located on the north side of campus. Parking is available directly outside of Snyder Hall in Lots C and D and overflow parking is available up the hill in Lot B.

Campus map/directions

Past Conferences

Past Conferences