APRIL 8-9, 1999

Illinois Campus Compact for Community Service

Third Annual Faculty Symposium on Service Learning: Promoting Community/University Partnerships for Civic Renewal and Social Justice

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Co-Sponsored by
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinos at Springfield
Illinois State Commission on Community Service

Temple Buell Hall
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
611 N. Taft Drive
Champaign, Illinois 61820

Additional Documents
Open Invitation to All Interested Conference Attendees
Preliminary Agenda
Other Web Links on Campus Compact and Community Service
(The following two documents are available in .pdf format.
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Conference Registration Form (.pdf format)
Faculty Presentation Form (.pdf format)

An Open Invitation to All Interested Conference Attendees:

        On behalf of the Illinois Campus Compact for Community Service (ICCCS) I write to invite you and your faculty and staff to participate in the Third Annual Faculty Symposium on Service-Learning on Thursday, April 8, 1999, and Friday, April 9, 1999, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The theme of this yearís symposium will be Promoting Community/ University Partnerships for Civic Renewal and Social Justice Through Service-Learning. Faculty, staff, and administrators interested in the following topics will be interested in learning more about this exciting professional development activity:         The keynote speaker will be Dr. Dwight E. Giles, Professor of the Practice of Human and Organizational Development, at the Peabody School of Education at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Giles is also the former Director of Cornell Universityís Field and International Study Program who has authored three books and more than twenty-five scholarly articles on the history, pedagogy and student learning outcomes of community-service learning programs. He is a nationally recognized scholar and educator who has worked with the administrators and faculty of more than fifty U.S. colleges and universities to strengthen their community service-learning programs.

        Complimenting Dr. Giles address will be various panel presentations, concurrent workshops and issue round tables. Discussion will cover such topics as: principles of good practice in community service-learning; alternative approaches to creating sustainable community/university development partnerships; guidelines for institutionalizing community and public service programs; strategies for promoting inter-institutional cooperation for community development; recognizing, evaluating and rewarding public service in the promotion and tenure process.

        The Illinois Campus Compact for Community Service (ICCCS) is a state-wide consortium of twenty public and private colleges and universities. It was established in 1992 to promote student participation in community and public service and to integrate service-learning as a valued element of undergraduate and graduate education. ICCCS is part of a national organization with more than six hundred campus affiliates. Campus Compact achieves its goals by providing students, faculty and administrators with training and professional development opportunities surrounding issues of volunteerism, service-learning, and participatory action research. In the past, ICCCS has organized meetings and conferences to promote collaborative urban/rural problem-solving by community-based organizations, local businesses, municipal governments and university leaders; offered technical assistance to campus leaders seeking to establish sustainable community/university development partnerships; and provided grants, fellowships, and awards to individuals engaged in innovating community and public service programs.

        Within this web page, please find a copy of the Faculty Service-Learning Symposium Agenda as well as a Faculty Presentation Form and a Conference Registration Form for your use. I would appreciate your assistance in forwarding this information to those members of your campus community who are most interested in and committed to community and public service. The attached Faculty Presentation and Conference Registration Form will enable your colleagues to indicate their desire to share ideas and experiences by making a presentation, giving a paper, participating in a panel discussion or organizing a workshop at the Symposium.

        We appreciate your help in spreading the word regarding the Spring Symposium! If you have any questions regarding ICCCS or this event, please feel free to call Shawn Sweeney of ICCCS at 309-438-8123 or me at 217-244-5384. Additional information and registration forms are also available at our Symposium web site: /


Kenneth M. Reardon, Ph.D
E-mail:  kmjr@uiuc.edu
1999 ICCCS Faculty Symposium Planning Committee

Shawn Sweeney
E-mail:  scsween@ilstu.edu
Executive Director, Illinois Campus Compact for Community Service

P.S. If you are in need of housing for either Thursday or Friday night, there are a limited number of rooms available at the Illini Union, which is located directly on the University of Illinois campus. To reserve one of these rooms, please call 217-333-1241 and ask to reserve one. These rooms will be held until March 15, 1999.



 10:00 - 6:00 pm Registration
Temple Buell Hall Atrium
 1:00 - 1:15 pm  Welcome-
Campus Welcome and Introduction of the Keynote Speaker

Michael T. Aiken*
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 1:15 - 2:15 pm  Opening Keynote-
Principles of Good Practice for Community Service-
Learning: Pedagogy that Makes a Difference!

Dr. Dwight E. Giles**
Professor of the Practice of Human and Organizational Development
Peabody School of Education
Vanderbilt University

2:30 - 4:00 pm Faculty Panel Presentation-
Alternative Approaches to Incorporating Service-
Learning into Curricula (Five examples - differing
levels of service-learning intensity, different
disciplines, different campuses, different types of
institutions i.e. public, private, 2 yr./4 yr.)
(Nancy Bragg, Illinois Campus Compact, Moderator)

A. Rebecca Crummey, University YMCA, Alternative Spring Breaks
(Co-curricular activity incorporating reflection,
such as student volunteering, Alternative Spring Breaks)

B. University Seminar
Anne Rammelsberg, Millikin University
(A new theme-based freshman orientation in which
a service-learning component has been successfully

C. Sociology 299: Community Organizing: Internship Placements
Roland A. Liebert, Associate Professor in Sociology,
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
(Transforming a previously classroom-based course
into a service-learning effort)

D. Institute for Experiential Learning: The Capital
Experience (Washington, DC), Dr. Mary Ryan,
Executive Director**
(An undergraduate internship program)

E. LA 338, Arch 474, UP 378: Combined East St. Louis
Community-Building Workshop/Studio,
Brian Orland, Department of Landscape Architecture,
UIUC (1998 University as Citizens Grantee)
(Creating an ongoing, multi-disciplinary, service-
learning course within the context on an ongoing
community/university partnership)

4:15 - 5:30 pm  Concurrent Partners Workshop Session I-
               (Additional presenters are being sought;
                    See Faculty Presentation Form)
Session A: Exemplary Undergraduate Service-
Learning Courses, presented by faculty/student
duets highlighting valued student/faculty
outcomes (2 campus teams, 4 persons)
Lyn Huxford, McKendree College

Session B: Managing a Sustainable Community/
University partnership, presented by faculty/
resident leader duets highlighting the challenges
confronting those who seek to building equity
promoting partnerships that are not paternalistic/
colonial as well as emerging guidelines (2 campus
teams, 4 persons)
Collaboration for Community Economic
Development, Thom Moore, Director,
Psychological Services Program, UIUC

Session C: Institutionalizing Service-Learning
Within the Academy, presented by
faculty/administrator duets highlighting
alternative approaches to institutionalizing
service-learning within the heart of the academy
(2 campus teams, 4 persons)
Rufus Cadigan and Kathy Engleken, Rockford College

5:30 - 6:30 pm  Social Hour (Wine and Cheese/Music)

6:30 - 8:30 pm  Dinner-
Welcome by Dr. James J. Stukel*
President, University of Illinois

Evening Keynote-

Measuring Student Learning Outcomes from
Participation in Community Service Learning
Programs: Recent Research Findings

Dr. Dwight E. Giles
Professor of the Practice of Human and
Organizational Development
Peabody School of Education
Vanderbilt University


7:30 - 8:30 am  Breakfast with our National Resource Persons -

Group #1:    Dwight Giles, Vanderbilt University
Group #2:    Mary Ryan, Institute for Experiential Education
Group #3:    Jerry Lieberman, University of South Florida
8:45 - 10:15 am Concurrent Workshop Session #2-
               (Additional presenters are being sought;
                    See Faculty Presentation Form)
Alternative Approaches to Promoting Community-
University Partnerships that Work (45 minute
presentations designed to generate 45 minutes of

Session A: ESLARP, UIUC (A single-collegeís
service-learning program, four-person team,
including: a core faculty member, community
leader, and student participant, and a supportive

Session B: Great Cities, UIC (Campus-wide
commitment, similar mixed-team)

Session C: PRAG, Loyola (Regional consortium,
similar mixed team)

Session D: Quad Cities Consortium, Blackhawk
Community College (A community college
regional service-learning program)

 10:30 - 12:00 noon Issue Round Tables-
               (Additional presenters are being sought;
                    See Faculty Presentation Form)
(Participating schools share information and
discuss issues in small interactive groups during
two 40-minute long discussion sessions)

 Session #1 (Suggested Topics)

-Model Courses
-Sustainable Community/University Partnerships
-Alternative Approaches to Institutionalization

Session #2 (Suggested topics)

-Teaching Resources
-Fabulous Service-Learning Disasters
-Technology Supporting Community/University Partnerships

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch-

1:00 - 1:45 pm  Campus Compactís Resources for Engaged Scholarship-

Shawn Sweeney, Executive Director, Illinois
Campus Compact, will introduce each of Campus
Compactís funding programs, and grant recipients
will give a short project overview.
 1:45 - 2:15 pm  Break-out Sessions (Led by faculty who have been
funded by each of the previously described Campus
Compact grant programs)
Session A: Faculty Fellowships, 2 Presenters
Nancy DeJoy, Millikin University
Heidi Harbors, Illinois State University

Session B: Scholarship of Engagement, 2 Presenters
Sherilyn McElroy, Illinois Wesleyan
Ken Stier, Illinois State University

Session C: University as Citizens, 2 Presenters
Lyn Huxford, McKendree College
Tom Shields, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2:30 - 3:30 pm  Capstone-
Securing the Resources to Support Sustainable
Community/University Partnerships

Dr. Jerome Lieberman**
Associate Dean
School of Education
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

3:45 - 4:45 pm  Funding Mini-Workshops
Four sessions discussing alternative strategies for
supporting community/university partnerships.

Session A: HUDís Community Outreach
Partnership Centers Program- Springfield HUD
Community Building Staff

Session B: Local Government Support- Mike
Andrejasich, Acting Director, School of Architecture, UIUC

Session C: Foundation and Corporate Support-
Wim Weiwel, Dean, School of Urban Planning and
Policy Analysis, UIC*

Session D: State Legislation for
Community/University Partnerships- Kenneth M.
Reardon, Associate Professor in Urban and
Regional Planning, UIUC

4:45 - 5:15 pm  Reflection: The Heart of Service-Learning
A discussion of the major learning outcomes from
the conference and their implications for Illinois
Campus Compactís future program activities.
*  Invited
**AVAILABLE and willing to come.

 Fourth Draft: 2/8/99

Other Web Links on Campus Compact and Community Service

Campus Compact (National Office)

National Office of Campus Compact

State Breakdown of Campus Compacts

California Campus Compact
Colorado Campus Compact
Connecticut Campus Compact
Florida Campus Compact
Hawaii Campus Compact
Illinois Campus Compact for Community Service
Indiana Campus Compact
Massachusetts Campus Compact
Maine Campus Compact
Michigan Campus Compact
Minnesota Campus Compact
Montana Campus Compact
New Hampshire Campus Compact
North Carolina Campus Compact
Ohio Campus Compact
Oregon Campus Compact
Pennsylvania Campus Compact
Rhode Island Campus Compact
Utah Campus Compact
Vermont Campus Compact
Washington Campus Compact
West Virginia Campus Compact
Western Regionnal Campus Compact Consortium
Other Web Sites
American Association of Community Colleges Service Learning Site
American Association for Higher Education Service-Learning Project
East St. Louis Action Research Project
Campus Outreach Opportunity League
Community Outreach Partnership Center Office, U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development
Corporation for National Service
Invisible College
National School and Community Corps
National Service Learning Cooperative Clearinghouse
National Service Resource Center
National Society for Experiential Education
Partnership for Service Learning
Service-Learning Web-Based Listserve & Resource Center (University of Colorado)
Student Coalition for Action
Youth Service America's SERVEnet