Concurrent Sessions (Outreach Scholarship Conference 2006)

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    The Utilization of a Web-Based Educational Newsletter for Community Engagement
    (2006-10-09) Zimmer, Bruce P.; Shriner, Joyce A.
    Presenters: Bruce P. Zimmer (Assistant Professor and Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, The Ohio State University Extension) and Joyce A. Shriner (Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, County Extension Director, The Ohio State University Extension, Hocking County). Abstract: This session will show how an interdisciplinary team of Extension professionals used technology to expand “place” and engage new clientele. Utilizing web-based technology, the team reaches new clientele with e-learning opportunities. Have you ever thought about the impact your newsletter might be having or how to expand readerships using technology? Participants will learn how to entice readers to visit your web site on a regular basis. This session will provide a demonstration of the web site as well as an understanding of the scholarship of engagement and how technology can be used by disciplines to engage communities for educational growth.
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    Outreach Partners that Help Independent Stores Survive the Changing Marketplace
    (2006-10-08) Schwartau, Bruce
    Presenter: Bruce Schwartau, Regional Extension Educator, Community Economics, University of Minnesota Extension Service. Abstract: Scholarly partnerships inside and outside the University of Minnesota Extension Service along with outreach partnerships with the business community have made the Retail Analysis & Development program a success. Local workshops are getting good media attention and creating discussion of how independent businesses can adapt to the changing marketplace and co-exist with the large discount retailers. The program began with researchers adding to the knowledge base of other experts while a non-university market researcher visited with local economic development entities to determine how best to create a learning environment in communities.
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    HENCE—Building a Higher Education Network for Community Engagement
    (2006-10-08) Driscoll, Amy; Fitzgerald, Hiram; Sandmann, Lorilee; Bruns, Karen
    Presenters: Amy Driscoll (Associate Senior Scholar, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching), Hiram Fitzgerald (Associate Provost, University Outreach and Engagement and University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Michigan State University), Lorilee Sandmann (Associate Professor, The University of Georgia), Karen Bruns (Leader of Outreach and Engagement and OSU CARES, The Ohio State University). Abstract: You have a new opportunity to become involved nationally in advancing higher education’s partnerships with communities. In February 2006, 28 national organizations came together at a Wingspread Conference in Wisconsin to discuss how these organizations might, through their collective efforts, advance the higher education engagement movement. The HENCE network was formed and now serves as a vehicle by which these and other organizations can collaborate on advocacy, policy, scholarship, research, and visibility and dissemination issues. This session will provide an overview of HENCE and how you can become involved through your national organizations.
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    Governing a Diverse Community: Georgia’s Rapidly Growing Hispanic Population
    (2006-10-08) Gess, Peter
    Presenter: Peter Gess (Public Service Assistant, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, The University of Georgia). Abstract: Many of the opportunities and challenges of immigration are felt at the municipal and county levels and require that local policymakers respond in new and innovative ways. The Vinson Institute launched a pilot program in 2005 by taking 17 local government officials from Georgia to Mexico. The participants met with government officials of various levels and responsibilities, community and citizen groups, labor unions, and university experts. They also experienced cultural and societal norms. A traditional survey and Q-methodology was employed to measure participant views, values, attitudes, and understandings both before and after the study tour as an indication of impact.
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    Connecting to the Community Through Arts and Cultural Outreach
    (2006-10-08) Anderson, Terry
    Presenter: Terry Anderson, Outreach Director, Greater Columbus Arts Council. Abstract: Making connections to the community through art and cultural programming is essential to developing and sustaining new audiences. Explore how significant outreach can be developed by enhancing or developing art and cultural offerings provided by universities or through unique collaborations with national, state, and local arts organizations and agencies. Case studies will be provided to access best practices and logic models that reflect the complementary relationship between universities and the community.
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    The Ohio State University Project Helping Hand for Healthy Living: A Community Service-Learning Project
    (2006-10-09) Flinn, Sharon; Kloos, Anne; Clark, Katie
    Presenters: Sharon Flinn (Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, The Ohio State University), Anne Kloos (Clinical Assistant Professor in Allied Medicine, The Ohio State University), Katie Clark (R.N., Columbus Medical Association’s Physician Free Clinic). Abstract: The authors will share their experiences in developing an interdisciplinary service-learning course in a community health care setting. Occupational and physical therapy students are exposed to activities not experienced in the curriculum, such as interacting with culturally diverse patient clientele, carrying out health promotion activities, and learning how to screen for common mental health disorders. The challenges and strategies for developing this interdisciplinary course will be presented. Qualitative and quantitative findings from student evaluations will be discussed, and suggestions for future programs will be highlighted.
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    A Model Partnership for Medical Education: Implications for Other Practice-Oriented Community Outreach Programs
    (2006-10-09) Bahn, Terry; Klein, Gerard D.
    Presenters: Terry Bahn (Director of Community Outreach, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University), Gerard "Jerry" D. Klein (President and Chief Executive Officer, Bucyrus Community Hospital). Abstract: This presentation is a case study of a medical education partnership between an academic medical center and a rural community hospital. Co-presenters are the president of the hospital and the medical school’s director of community outreach. We will discuss how this partnership achieves community, educational, and organizational goals. The presentation will begin with a brief, informal needs assessment to ensure that the audience will leave with an understanding of how our experience might transfer to other current or planned university-community scenarios.
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    Partnerships to Build Enduring Understandings: Education, Outreach, and Broader Impact Workshops for STEM Faculty
    (2006-10-09) Davis-Butts, Eda; Bottoms, SueAnn; Rao, Sujaya
    Presenters: Eda Davis-Butts (Director, the Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences (SMILE) Program, Oregon State University), SueAnn Bottoms (Associate Director, the Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences (SMILE) Program, Oregon State University), Sujaya Rao (Associate Professor, College of Agricultural Sciences, Oregon State University). Abstract: Research faculty and outreach practitioners at Oregon State University collaborated to develop, implement, and refine a series of workshops to enhance the capacity of faculty to respond to growing requirements for meaningful education, outreach, and broader impact initiatives as part of their scientific research programs. Faculty in various science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines participated in and provided feedback about the usefulness of the workshops, as well as identified factors that would support their engagement in STEM outreach. This session shares the elements of the workshops, participant responses, self-identified enabling conditions for STEM engagement, and resulting collaborations.
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    Learn and Serve Hispanic Health Care Pilot Program
    (2006-10-10) Ames, Glenn C. W.; Kirkbride, Erin M.
    Presenter: Glenn Ames, Director, Office of International Public Service and Outreach, The University of Georgia. Abstract: The goal of the Learn and Serve Hispanic Health Care Pilot Program is to improve access to reliable health care information for the 225 families of Pinewood Estates, while at the same time providing service-learning opportunities for UGA students. This goal is accomplished through the coordination and delivery of four health care seminars each semester, targeted at the primarily (98%) Mexican community of Pinewood Estates. Current seminars include dental care and oral hygiene, diabetes and hypertension, preparing for a visit to the doctor, and worksite safety, which are critical needs identified within the community.
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    Helping to Improve Workforce Housing Options in Georgia Through Community-Academic Outreach
    (2006-10-10) Tinsley, Karen; Rodgers, Tom
    Presenters: Karen Tinsley (Associate Director of Research, Housing and Demographics Research Center, The University of Georgia), Tom Rodgers (Professor of Housing and Consumer Economics, The University of Georgia). Abstract: The University of Georgia Housing and Demographics Research Center will share its community-university collaborative model to enable the City of Moultrie and the surrounding community to increase the supply of workforce housing. The research methodology and outreach strategy will be described, with attention given to discussion of the network of collaborating programs and partners and how they are involved. Attendees will be engaged in discussion of the similarities and differences in this approach to engagement scholarship to other disciplines and fields.