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Global Community-Engaged Learning Symposium

2019 International Symposium on

Global Community-Engaged Learning

 June 24-29, 2019

Volta Serene Hotel

Ho, Ghana

 

Michigan State University’s Office for Education Abroad is partnering with Adanu (a Ghanaian-led 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) to offer an innovative international  symposium on Global Community-Engaged Learning. 

This symposium will discuss best practices in the field of Global Community-Engaged Learning. Participants will visit Ghanaian community partners and speak with community members while learning with and from each other about key elements of Global Community-Engaged Learning, program design, facilitation, and assessment.

Participants in the symposium will gain an understanding of:

  • Key principles of global community –engaged learning
  • Elements of successful community –university partnerships
  • Intentional community-engaged learning program design
  • Strategies for connecting U.S./Africa higher institutions in the field of community-engaged learning and teaching 
  • Possibilities and risks associated with Global community-engaged learning
  • Program assessment and evaluation

Participants are encouraged to arrive in Accra on Sunday, June 23, 2019.  The program will begin on Monday, June 24th with a cocktail reception hosted by Adanu at 5 pm. The remainder of the symposium will be hosted at the Volta Serene Hotel in Ho, Ghana from June 25th to June 29th.

Who should attend?

Faculty/graduate students from the U.S., Africa or elsewhere who want to learn more about civic engagement, global learning or other engaged and experiential pedagogies.

U.S. and other faculty from Africa or elsewhere who are interested in developing programs in Africa and/or more specifically Ghana. 

Third-party providers, universities and communities that are interested in developing collaborative relationships with U.S. and other universities and colleges. 

Scholars who have a lot to teach others and likely a lot to discuss with one another about global community-engaged learning 

Speakers

Sumaila Alhassan
Program Coordinator
Lagim Tehi Tuma/Thinking Together
Ghana

Samuel Atitse
Community Leader
Luvudo Community
Ghana

Dr. Patrick Awuah
Founder and President
Ashesi University College
Ghana

Dr. Connie Currier, DRPH, MPH
Assistant Professor
College of Human Medicine
Michigan State University
USA

Vincent Delgado
Director, Program on Sustainability in Costa Rica
Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
Michigan State University
USA

Dr. Diane M. Doberneck
Associate Director
National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement
Michigan State University
USA

Dr. Denise Ferrell
Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Public Service
Director for Diversity & Inclusion, College of Nursing
Michigan State University
USA

Dr. Robert Glew
Associate Dean for Academic Programs
International Studies and Programs
Michigan State University
USA

Dr. Eric Hartman
Executive Director, Center for Peace and Global Citizenship
Haverford College
USA

Rachel Kowal
Clinical Professor of Business Law
Stern School of Business
New York University
USA

Safianu Mahama
Director of the Dalun ICT Centre
Administrative Officer of Titagya Schools
Mentor in the Lagim Tehi Tuma project
Ghana

Dr. Janice McMillan
Associate Professor
Director: UCT Global Citizenship Program
University of Cape Town
South Africa

Dr. Jamie Monson
Director, African Studies Center
Professor of History
Board Chair, CAAC Research Network
Michigan State University
USA

Dr. Kaku Sagary Nokoe
Vice Chancellor
Academic Affairs
Catholic University of Eastern Africa
Kenya

Dr. Mary F. Price
Director of Faculty Development at the Center for Service and Learning
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
USA

Dr. Nora Pillard Reynolds
Fellow for Ethical Global Learning, Haverford College
Director, Globalsl
USA

Nicole C. Springer
Campus Compact Director for Michigan
USA

Dr. Nicole Webster
Associate Professor of Youth and International Development
Co –Director of the 2Ie-Penn State Center for Collaborative Engagement in Burkina Faso, West Africa

Professor Eric Wilmot
Provost of the College of Education Studies
University of Cape Coast
Ghana

Richard Yinkah
President and Founder
Adanu
Ghana

Poster Presentation

A poster session will be held to showcase community-engaged research and practice. The goals of the poster session are to network, learn about each other’s work and interests, and make connections for future collaborative work to address global community-engaged learning issues.

Posters are being solicited on the following themes/topics:

  • Key principles of global community-engaged learning
  • Best practices in global community-engaged learning
  • Possibilities and risks associated with global community-engaged learning
  • Elements of successful community-university partnerships
  • Intentional community-engaged learning program design
  • Assessment and evaluation of successful learning outcomes from a community-engaged learning program (from the perspective of the student and the community served)

We are also interested in identifying speakers for panel presentations on the above topics/themes.

For more information see Call for Posters/Panel Presenter Guidelines.

To submit a poster, be sure to register for the symposium and complete the online poster submission form (also available as PDF)

Registration

To register, follow the appropriate link below. Enrollment is limited so be sure to register early!

Online Global Registration ($1,600 USD registration fee)

Online African Participants Registration ($200 USD registration fee)

Registration fee includes room and board, airport pick-up, local transportation, site visits and all teaching/learning materials.  

The deadline to register is April 16, 2019.

Paper applications for the Global Registration (PDF), African Registration (PDF) and Poster Presentation (PDF) can also be downloaded and mailed.

Questions about registration should be directed to Noni Wilson.

 

Full Program Agenda

Download PDF of full agenda

Sunday, June 23, 2019

12:00 pm – 5:00
Early arrival in Accra, Ghana (Sunday night room rate not included in program fee)

 

Monday, June 24, 2019

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Arrival in Accra, Ghana

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reception and networking

7:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Welcome: Mr. Clint Morse, Adanu Board Chair

7:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Welcome to Ghana: University of Ghana

7: 45 pm
Cultural activities

 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

7:00 am – 8:30 am
Breakfast and networking

8:45 am
Buses depart for Ho

11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Arrive in Ho, check-in at Volta Serene Hotel, lunch in hotel restaurant

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Welcome ceremony

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Opening Welcome
Dr. Patrick Awuah, Founder of Ashesi University, Ghana

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Break

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Keynote address: Ethical engagement in Global Community Engaged Learning
Dr. Eric Hartman, Executive Director of the Haverford College Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, Haverford College

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Break

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dinner

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Plenary Panel Discussion: Global Service-Learning in Africa: Voices from faculty and community partners
Facilitators:

  • Dr. Diane M. Doberneck, Associate Director, University Outreach and Engagement, Michigan State University
  • Dr. Mary F. Price, Director of Faculty Development at the Center for Service and Learning, Indiana University –Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Panelists:

  • Rachel Kowal, Clinical Professor of Business Law, NYU Stern (Partners with Adanu)
  • Richard Yinkah, Founder and Executive Director, Adanu
  • Dr. Kaku Sagary Nokoe, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya
  • Dr. Robert Glew, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, International Studies and Programs at Michigan State University- Tanzania Partnership Program

8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Reception and networking

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

7:00 am – 9:00 am
Breakfast and networking

9:00 am – 10:30 am
Concurrent sessions -- with time extended for active learning components

Themes --Getting Started on Global Community-Engaged Learning

Quality components of Service-learning: iPERCED model

  • Nicole Springer, Director Campus Compact for Michigan/CSLCE

Cross Cultural Dimensions of Partnerships

  • Dr. Connie Currier, Associate Professor, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University

Preparing to engagement: Orientation for students, faculty, host families, and community partners

  • Dr. Diane Doberneck, Associate Director, University Outreach and Engagement, Michigan State University

Inclusive leadership for international education, incl power and privilege

  • Dr. Nicole Webster, Associate Professor of Youth and International Development, Co-Director of the 2iE Penn State Center for Collaborative Engagement in Burkina Faso (West Africa)

Selecting and identifying with communities: Social responsibilities,

  • Dr. Kaku Sagary Nokoe, Deputy Vice Chancellor , Academic Affairs Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya

10:30 am – 10:45 am
Break

10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Keynote address: Benefits and Risks of Community-Engaged Learning
Dr. Nora Pillard Reynolds, Fellow for Ethical Global-Learning, Haverford College, Director of Globalsl

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Plenary Panel Discussion: International Community-Engaged Learning program models
Facilitator:

  • Dr. Janice McMillan, Associate Professor. Director, UCT Global Citizenship Program, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Panelists:

  • Dr. Mary F. Price, Director of Faculty Development at the Center for Service and Learning, Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI)
  • Dr. Diane Doberneck, Associate Director, University Outreach and Engagement, Michigan State University

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Break

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Concurrent sessions -- with time extended for active learning components

Themes -- Sustaining Global Community-Engaged Learning

Dignity and justice in health-related global service-learning

  • Dr. Denise Ferrell, Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Public Service and Director for Diversity & Inclusion, College of Nursing, Michigan State University

Evaluation of Community-Engaged learning outcomes

  • Dr. Eric Hartman, , Executive Director of the Haverford College Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, Haverford College

Faculty development for service-learning

  • Dr. Mary F. Price, Director of Faculty Development at the Center for Service and Learning, Indiana University –Purdue University , Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Institutional rubric to assess for Community-Engaged learning program

  • Nicole Springer, Director Campus Compact for Michigan

Social Responsive Syllabus Preparation

  • Dr. Janice McMillan, Associate Professor. Director, UCT Global Citizenship Program, University of Cape Town, South Africa

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Break

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Dialogue: Strategies for connecting US/Africa higher institutions in the field of Community-Engaged Learning

  • Dr. Jamie Monson, Director of African Studies Center, Michigan State University
  • Dr. Nicole Webster, Associate Professor of Youth and International Development, Co-Director of the 2IE Penn State Center for Collaborative Engagement in Burkina Faso (West Africa)
  • Professor Eric Wilmot, Provost of the College of Education Studies, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Activity: Dialogue with participants

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dinner

7:30 pm
Cultural program

 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

7:00 am – 9:00 am
Breakfast and networking

9:00am - 5:00pm
Special learning activities at the hotel

9:00 am
Depart for community site visits

Voices from Community Partners

  • Woadze, village visit of ADANU partners, focused on small business development
  • Hehekpoe, village visit of ADANU partners, focused on education
  • Atome Monkey sanctuary
  • Wli Water Fall-- 3 mile hike to waterfalls. Participants need information on how to be prepared for this--appropriate shoes, clothing, water, etc.

12:00 pm
Lunch in village

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Community site visits continue

5:00 pm
Return to Adaklu Village

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Refreshments in Adaklu hosted by Chance Foundation

7:30 pm
Return to Ho

 

Friday, June 28, 2019

7:30 am – 9:00 am
Breakfast and networking

9:00 am – 10:15 am
Keynote address: On-campus preparation, investigation, and reflection: Curriculum integration and advancing critical global citizenship
Dr. Eric Hartman, Executive Director of the Haverford College Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, Haverford College

10:15 am – 10:30 am
Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Plenary Panel Discussion: Voices of the Student Experience
Facilitator:

  • Rachel Kowal, Clinical Professor of Business Law, Stern School of Business, NYU

Panelists:

  • Students from NYU Stern
  • Safianu Mahama, Youth Opportunity Partnership Program, Ghana
  • Samuel Atitse, Luvudu Community Leader, Ghana
  • Richard Yinkah, Executive Director, Adanu, Ghana

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Keynote Address: Global service-learning program assessment and evaluation
Dr. Nora PIllard Reynolds, Fellow for Ethical Global-Learning, Haverford University. Director of globalsl.

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Break

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Closing Remarks: The Dance of Aligning University and Third party-service learning programs
Dr. Mary F. Price, Director of Faculty Development at the Center for Service and Learning, Indiana University-Perdue University Indianalolis (IUPUI)

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Presentation of Certificates

7:30 pm
Cultural program

 

Saturday, June 29, 2019

7:00 am – 10:00 am
Breakfast

8:00 am
First bus departs for Accra International Airport
(anticipated arrival between 11:00 am and 11:30 am)

12:00 pm
Last bus departs for Accra International Airport
(anticipated arrival between 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm)


PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

Sunday, June 23, 2019

  • 12:00 pm:Check-in for early arrivals at hotel in Accra

Monday, June 24, 2019

  • 12:00 pm: Check-in at hotel in Accra; meet and greet with Adanu staff
  • 5:00 pm: Reception and networking 
  • 7:00 pm: Welcome
  • 7: 45 pm: Cultural activities

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

  • 7:00 am: Breakfast
  • 8:45 am: Depart for Ho 
  • 11:30 am: Arrive in Ho, lunch at Volta Serena Hotel
  • 1:30 pm: Welcome ceremony
  • 2:00 pm: Opening Welcome: Dr. Patrick Awuah
  • 3:15 pm: Keynote Address: Ethical engagement in global community-engaged learning
  • 6:00 pm: Dinner
  • 7:30 pm: Panel Discussion: Global Service-Learning in Africa: Voices from faculty and community partners
  • 8:30 pm: Reception and networking

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

  • 7:00 am: Breakfast
  • 9:00 am: Concurrent sessions
  • 10:45 am: Keynote Address: Benefits and Risks of Community-Engaged Learning 
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm: Panel Discussion: International Community –Engaged Learning program models
  • 2:15 pm: Concurrent sessions
  • 4:00 pm: Dialogue: Strategies for connecting US/Africa higher institutions in the field of Community-engaged Learning 
  • 6:00 pm: Dinner
  • 7:30 pm: Cultural program

Thursday, June 27, 2019

  • 7:00 am: Breakfast
  • 9:00 am: Community site visits
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch in village
  • 1:00 pm: Community site visits
  • 5:00 pm: Refreshments in Adaklu
  • 7:30 pm: Return to Ho

Friday, June 28, 2019

  • 7:30 am: Breakfast
  • 9:00 am: Keynote Address: On-campus preparation, investigation, and reflection: Curriculum integration and advancing critical global citizenship 
  • 10:30 am: Panel Discussion: Voices of the Student Experience
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm: Keynote Address: Global service-learning program assessment and evaluation
  • 2:15 pm: Closing Remarks: The dance of aligning university and third-party service-learning programs
  • 3:30 pm: Presentation of certificates
  • 7:30 pm: Cultural program

Saturday, June 29, 2019

  • 7:00 am: Breakfast
  • 8:00 am: First departure for Accra International Airport
  • 12:00 pm: Last departure for Accra International Airport

Download PDF of full agenda


For further questions about the symposium, contact Jean-Paul Sewavi at Michigan State University.

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