Fall 2017 International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Conference

By Service-Learning Program Assistant and Co-op Asta MacKie

 

Each year, members of the Northeastern community travel to participate in the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) conference.  While Northeastern University hosted the event in 2015, this year the conference took place at the National University of Ireland Galway and was themed Gateways – Charting New Territories & Forging Authentic Relationships. While there, participants engaged in various sessions to share and discuss scholarship and experiences with service-learning and community engagement, as well as presentations to share their research findings.  Northeastern University was represented by Director of Service-Learning Becca Berkey, Associate Director of Center for Advancing Teaching & Learning Through Research (CATLR) and Co-Leader of the Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program Mary English, Vice President of Northeastern City and Community Affairs John Tobin, and Assistant Vice President of Northeastern City and Community Affairs David Isberg.  Becca Berkey is a new member of the Board of Directors, and as such is chairing the Conference Content Committee for the 2018 IARSLCE Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, which will be held July 18-20, 2018.  More information on next year’s event will be coming soon, but the call for proposals is anticipated to begin in December.  Interested in submitting a proposal and want feedback from our team? Let us know!

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(left to right) Vice President of the IARSLCE Board of Directors and chair of the Executive Committee Monica Kowal, chair of the Conference Content Committee Becca Berkey, and chair of the Capacity Building Programming Committee Patrick Green at the Cliffs of Moher.

 

Presentations by the Northeastern University Community and Friends

Northeastern University has an ongoing presence at the annual IARSLCE conference, and each year members of our community are featured in presentations and panels throughout the event.  Take a look at some of the presentations that Northeastern was involved in this year!

Becca Berkey and Mary English:

  • Faculty Development to Foster Transformative Partnerships: A Service-Learning Fellows Program

John Saltmarsh, Marshall Welch, Becca Berkey, and Danielle Leek:

  • Research to Practice + Practice to Research: Utilizing the National Inventory of Institutional Infrastructure for Community Engagement for Strategic Planning and Establishing a Research Agenda

Becca Berkey, Cara Meixner, Patrick Green and Emily Eddins (co-editors of the upcoming volume on faculty development in Service-Learning and Community Engagement) hosted two panels and pulled together book contributors:

  • Exploring Scholarship and Informing Practice: Intersection of Faculty Development with Service-Learning and Community Engagement – Tim Eatman, Marshall Welch, Richard Kiely, and Star-Plaxton Moore
  • Case Study Panel: Faculty Development in Service-Learning and Community Engagement – Kevin Keckes, Julie Hatcher, Star Plaxton-Moore, and Caile Spear

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(left to right) Becca Berkey, Star Plaxton-Moore, Marshall Welch, Tim Eatman, Richard Kiely, Emily Eddins, and Patrick Green at the panel for their book: Exploring Scholarship and Informing Practice: Intersection of Faculty Development with Service-Learning and Community Engagement (this panel featured contributing authors from an upcoming edited volume on faculty development in Service-Learning).

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(left to right) Caile Spear, Kevin Kesckes, Julie Hatcher, Star Plaxton-Moore, Becca Berkey, Patrick Green, and Emily Eddins during their case study panel presentation – Faculty Development in Service-Learning and Community Engagement (this panel featured contributing authors from an upcoming edited volume on faculty development in Service-Learning).


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