College-Community Collaborative Project Training 2020

Designed by a 12-member working group that includes community partners, Allegheny faculty, staff, and students. The goal of this training is to develop skills and knowledge for college-community collaborative projects for the betterment of our resilient community. Learning objectives include:

  • Introduce the vision of Allegheny as an Anchor Institution
  • Articulate community partner engagement with the college and the benefits and challenges that come with it
  • Articulate the value of Allegheny faculty engagement with community partners
  • Educate participants about existing structures that support reciprocal, generative, partnerships
  • Inform participants about the various domains of this work: students as assets and allies, resources for CE course development, Gateway Network staff and resources, student developmental process and civic engagement,  peer support, connecting teaching and scholarship

Please view our pre-recorded webinars throughout May 20th and 21st and join us at our live plenary and Q & A sessions for discussion.

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Scheduled Events Webinars

Schedule: Wednesday, May 20

Time Event
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

What Does it Mean for Allegheny to be an “Anchor Institution” in Meadville?

Opening Live Plenary

Opening Comments

Dave Roncolato, Director of Civic Engagement

Introductions and Outline

Terry Bensel, Director of the Gateway

Panelists

Don Goldstein, Professor of Economics (retired) and Board member, Common Roots
Eileen Mullen, Crawford County K-12 Career Education Alliance Program Coordinator
Autumn Vogel, Meadville City Council and Cooperative Developer with Keystone Development Center
Andy Walker, Meadville City Manager / City Clerk / Right to Know Officer
Emily Yochim, Professor of Communication Arts

Recording of Plenary

Additional Resources

Articles

Websites

Books

Schedule: Thursday, May 21

Time Event
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

First Live Question and Answer Session

Join us in a live Q&A to discuss the pre-recorded webinars.

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2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Second Live Question and Answer Session

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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing Live Plenary Session

Closing Live Plenary

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Webinars

Please view our pre-recorded webinars throughout May 20th and 21st and join us at our live plenary and Q & A sessions for discussion.

Collaborative Engagement Research and Pedagogy: Building Community-Based Research Projects with Students and Community

Emily Chivers Yochim, Associate Professor of Communication Arts

In this presentation, Emily Yochim introduces Collaborative Engagement as a framework for conducting community-based research with students and community members. The presentation introduces the main tenets of the Collaborative Engagement paradigm and details key steps toward starting this kind of work. Yochim offers The Meadiaville Listening Project as an example of work based in this model and considers several key issues for faculty research programs, including building relationships, ethical considerations, and thoughts on publishing.

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Community-Engaged Learning:  Fundamentals of Course Design

Lauren Paulson, Assistant Professor of Psychology

This presentation will provide a brief overview of Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) for faculty who are interested in incorporating this type of pedagogy into a course. This session will explore the nuts and bolts of designing and implementing a CEL course, lessons learned from a faculty member, and resources available to support those interested in getting started with community-engaged work.

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Community-Engaged Learning Initiative:  Community Voices

Bruce Harlan, Women’s Services

Ann Noonen, Crawford Central School District

Two community partners share their perspectives and experiences with civic engagement as well as take-aways from readings from the Bonner Project.

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The Gateway Network: What is it and how do I connect with it?

Bethany Ozorak, Assistant Director For Community-Based Projects

Michael Williams, Director of the Gateway Network

In this presentation, we discuss a new community-based program that connected the community, faculty/administrators, and students to community-based projects and research.

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Integrating Collaborative, Interdisciplinary, Community-Engaged Components in First-year Seminar Classes

Alexis Hart, Director of First-year Experience

Eleanor Weisman, Program Director, Community and Justice Studies

Kerstin Ams, Garden Manager, Carr Hall Garden

Holly Mangan, Class of 2019

The panelists discuss the driving question “If we conceive of the first-semester first-year seminar as helping Allegheny students develop a sense of belonging on campus, how might we configure the second-semester first-year seminar to help students develop a sense of belonging in Meadville and Crawford County?” and provide a concrete example of one such seminar.

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Revamping Bonner Capstones: Scaffolding towards more meaningful engagement

Shanna Kirschner, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science

Olivia Lang, Associate Director of Civic Engagement, Director of the Bonner Program

The panelists discuss how a scaffolded structure can enrich student engagement in the community. After introducing Allegheny’s redesigned Bonner capstone program, we elaborate on the new structure and identify early outcomes. In particular, we discuss how redesigning the capstone experience to be a more intentional culmination of students’ work and study across all four years can produce creative projects and both broader and deeper community engagement.

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Structures for Community/College Collaboration for Collective Impact

Ann Areson, Meadville Area Collaborative

Eileen Mullen, Crawford County K-12 Career and Education Alliance

Ann Noonen, Crawford Central School District

Two examples of community/college collaboration are shared in this session.  PiE, Partners in Education, and MAC, Meadville Area Collaborative, are highlighted.

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Students as Allies and Colleagues

Lena Gemmer ‘20

Carolyn Kirby ‘20

Charles Ross ‘20

“Students as Allies and Colleagues” discusses three vastly different student experiences being apart of Allegheny College’s Civic Engagement. We present the importance of student, faculty, and Meadville community connections, overall showing how students can have a long-lasting impact by participating in civic engagement work.

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Feel free to contact the Civic Engagement office at civicengagement@allegheny.edu with any questions.