The UH Manoa College of Social Sciences, Center for Teaching Excellence and Ethnic Studies Department present:
To Knowledge Through Action:
Civic Engagement and Liberal Education
A Commitment to Liberal Education Initiative Event
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Halau o Haumea, Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies,
Hawaiinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
The conference will provide a forum for exchange of ideas, practices, and assessment of civic engagement and liberal education with a focus on high-impact teaching practices and essential learning outcomes. It will be a day of lively exchange between national and local speakers, faculty and community leaders about planned and implemented actions as preparation for a longer-term approach to liberal eduation in Hawaii.
Konrad Ng - Professor, UHM Academy for Creative Media; Director, Smithsonian Institution, Asian Pacific American Program: "A Case for Civic Engagement as Learning"
Caryn McTighe Musil - Senior Vice President, Association of American Colleges and Universities: "A Crucible Moment, College Learning and Democracy's Future"
Dahlia Asuega - Resident Services Manager, Mutual Housing - Palolo Homes: "Working with Institutions of Higher Education for Social Change: A View from the Community"
Robert Franco - Professor and Director, Office for Institutional Effectiveness, KCC; Senior Faculty Fellow, National Campus Compact: "Community, Capability, and Completion: A Lasting Agenda for Higher Education"
Service Learning and Community Engagement in the Pacific
Dr. Robert Franco
Public Lecture by the professor, who has been the driving force in making the Hawai'i a national and international leader in service learning
February 8, 2012, 2-3 pm
Dr. Robert Franco is an anthropologist focusing on contemporary Hawaiian, Sāmoan,
and Pacific Islander educational, employment, health, environmental, and cultural
issues. He has published scholarly and policy research on Sāmoan political and cultural
change, the meaning and management of water in ancient Hawaii, and sociocultural
factors affecting Pacific tuna fisheries. He is also one of only two Senior Faculty
Fellows, who serve as leading consultants in the fields of service learning and civic
engagement and as advisors to the National office of Campus Compact and to State
offices. Senior Faculty Fellows are appointed based upon their deep knowledge and
experience regarding service-learning and civic engagement, their capacity as expert
consultants in the field, and their leadership in strategically advancing the mission of
Bob Franco is Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Kapiʻolani Community College,
where he takes primary responsibility for campus strategic and long-term planning,
grants writing and development, institutional research, assessment.
The seminar is cosponsored by the UHM Center for Pacific Islands Studies and the
Pacific Islands Development Program. For more information and disability access,
please contact Katherine Higgins at 956-2652. ________________________________________________________________________
9TH ANNUAL UH MĀNOA FACULTY INSTITUTE FOR ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP AND SERVICE LEARNING
Deadline for registration Thursday 11/17 2 pm.
November 18, 2011, 9:30 am to 2 pm
Join us all day - or come when you can - leave when you have to. No fee.
UHM, Campus Center, Executive Dining Room
TO HAVE A FUTURE ... SUSTAINABILITY AND THE STEM DISCIPLINES IN THE HAWAIIAN CONTEXT
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND LIBERAL EDUCATION IN THE SOCIAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES
The Institute will feature speakers from educational institutions, organizations, and the community with experience in innovative practices of integrating service learning, civic engagement, and liberal education with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) across the social and natural sciences disciplines.
9:00 am: Registration begins 9:30 am: Welcome and introductions. Overview of ongoing projects. Recent theoretical development and best practices. 9:35 am: Recent theoretical development and best practices. (Dr. Robert Franco, Professor of Anthropology and Director, Office for Institutional Effectiveness, Kapiʻolani Community College). 10:00 am: PANEL 1 - The STEM disciplines in the Native Hawaiian and local context.
By leaders and participants in existing projects.
11:30 am: WORKING LUNCH. Discussions. Opportunities for networking. 12:30 pm: PANEL 2 - Bridging the disciplines – experiences with 2011 summer bridges by leaders of bridge projects linked to the Hawaiʻi Pacific Islands Campus Compact Initiative, Oceanic EcosySTEMs. The projects aimed at deepening students' understanding of and engagement in current and future environmental, energy, and health challenges – thereby creating opportunities and excitement for science, technology, engineering, and math – inspiring the bridge projects' participants (from middle school to college level) to help redesign their communities and their futures. 1:55 pm: Closing
FOR UPDATES AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, please email the program coordinators: Dr. Ulla Hasager, Civic Engagement Specialist for the UHMānoa College of Social Sciences, and Willy Kauai at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TO REGISTER, please email Denise Pierson HIPICC State Network Director, at email@example.com to register. When you register, please include institutional/organizational affiliation if relevant; contact information; information about plans/activities that you are involved in/classes that you teach that are related to the theme of the Institute; and whether you are able to join us for lunch.
STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS involved/interested in activities related to the Institute are also welcome.
Sponsored by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Social Sciences, the Ethnic Studies Dept.,
the UHM Service Learning Program, and Hawaiʻi Pacific Islands Campus Compact