2016 PACE Conference Call for Workshop Proposals

Posted on October 01, 2015

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NC Campus Compact’s 2016 PACE Conference will be February 10, 2016, at High Point University. Proposals are sought for presentations that will inform or advance the research and practice of community engagement through research findings, innovative program design and partnership models, proven community/institutional impacts, effective curriculum or co-curricular models, institutional capacity building and institutionalization, or successful community engagement practices.

Conference Goals

  • Introduce tools, research, and practice for strengthening “the engaged campus”
  • Deepen understanding of community engagement, exploring diverse and newer perspectives on  theory and practice
  • Highlight research and practice on related topics, including disciplinary approaches to community engagement, engaged scholarship, and demonstration of impact
  • Renew commitment to build transformative campus-community partnerships
  • Recognize an outstanding faculty and civic engagement administrator for their contributions to the field


Who Should Submit a Proposal?

Individuals, teams, and collaborators including:

  • University and college faculty and staff involved in the study, research, and/or practice of community engagement, the implementation of engagement programs, or service-learning, social entrepreneurism, community-based research or other community-engaged pedagogies
  • Community partners working with colleges and universities
  • Higher education administrators who foster institutional support for students, faculty, and staff to engage with communities through scholarships and evidence-based practice
  • Graduate students studying the impacts of community engagement


Workshop Tracks

  • Capacity-building, institutionalization: Integrating community engagement across campuses; best practices for engagement including risk management, community-campus partnerships; assessment of impact; building the engaged campus; promotion and tenure practices
  • Pedagogy:  Service-learning, community-based research; social entrepreneurship; philanthropy; discipline-specific examples; new and diverse contexts for curricular engagement; engaging faculty
  • Research and theory:  Research and scholarship deepening understanding of community engagement, trends, and innovations


Proposal Selection Criteria

Proposals deadline: November 9, 2015 (5:00 p.m.)
Proposal notifications:  December 7, 2015
Presenters confirm by:  December 18, 2015
Please Note: PACE Presenters must also register and pay the conference fee by Jan. 15, 2016.

More information about submitting a proposal can be found here

Reposted from Campus Compact

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