Beyond the Classroom: Community-Engaged Teaching and Research

Friday, June 03 2022 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM [EDT]

109, University Square, Erie, PA, 16541, United States

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Friday, June 03 2022 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM [EDT]

Gannon University, 109, Erie, PA, 16541, United States.

Gannon University and Partners for Campus-Community Engagement (formerly Campus Compact New York Pennsylvania) invites you to join us for our first annual regional conference connecting community-engaged practitioners from various colleges and universities. To further support our community-engaged teaching and research efforts, we invite faculty, staff, students, and community partners to share and learn best practices from our shared experiences. Attendees will have a chance to further develop their knowledge and skills surrounding community-engaged teaching and research as well as connect with many great colleagues in our realms of higher education. This conference will focus on certain specialties including: 

Themes for Presentations

Service-learning in and out of the classroom

Community-engaged research and development

Effective strategies for community partnerships

Assessment and evaluation from service-learning

Course design and implementation

Gannon University's Office of Academic Community Engagement

Jessica Mann
Assistant Vice President of Community Engagement

Dr. Jessica Mann (Ph.D. Administration & Policy Studies, University of Pittsburgh) has spent her career in higher education supporting the institutionalization of community engagement. She currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Community Engagement at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In this role she oversees the Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research, which encompasses extra-curricular, co-curricular, and academic community engagement. Dr. Mann’s research explores community-university partnerships, community engagement, and educational interventions related to cultural competency, inclusive practice, and effective cross-cultural communication. Her scholarship has been published in a number of research reports, academic books and journals, as well as encyclopedias including The Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice; Journal of Curriculum Theorizing; Education, Citizenship, and Social Justice; and Christian Higher Education. Outside of her work at Duquesne, Jess is also a seasoned consultant and trainer who has worked with organizations to improve their policies and procedures, conduct assessments and evaluations, create strategic and long-term vision plans, and enhance their overall organizational cultures. She currently serves as a member of American Council on Education/Carnegie Elective consultant cohort, assisting institutions pursuing the designation or applying for re-classification as a community-engaged institution. In addition, she serves as the Editor in Chief of the Tropman Report, a publication sponsored by The Forbes Funds, and is Senior Co-Editor of the International Journal of Service-Learning and Community Engagement

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Assistant Vice President of Community Engagement

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09:00 AM

with Light Breakfast

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
09:45 AM

Introductions and Welcoming

09:45 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM

1st round of Breakout Sessions and Presentations

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
10:50 AM

Transition Break

10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
11:10 AM

Community Partner Presentation Site Visits

11:10 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM

Transition Break

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
12:00 PM

Lunch and Learn with Keynote Speaker

12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
  • Jessica Mann

    Assistant Vice President of Community Engagement

01:30 PM

Transition Break

01:30 PM - 01:40 PM
01:40 PM

2nd round of Breakout Sessions and Presentations

01:40 PM - 02:30 PM
02:30 PM

Panel Discussion

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
04:00 PM

Mix and Mingle

04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
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