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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

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

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

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 Session

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)

Registration

Registration is closed for the 2019 Symposium.

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.  

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 pm
Early arrival in Accra, Ghana
Meet and greet by Adanu staff and check-in at Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra (Sunday night room rate not included in program fee)

Monday, June 24 2019

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Arrival in Accra, Ghana
Meet and greet by Adanu staff and check-in at Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Opening Ceremonies

  • Jean-Paul Sewavi, Coordinator of Education Abroad, Michigan State University
  • Clint Morse, Board Chair, Adanu
  • Professor Jonathan Fletcher, Dean, School of Education, University of Ghana

6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Patrick Awuah, Founder of Ashesi University, Ghana

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

7:00 am – 7:45 am
Breakfast

8:00 am
Buses depart for Ho

11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Arrive in Ho

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Check in/Lunch at Volta Serene Hotel

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Welcome Ceremonies

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Break

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Keynote Address: Ethical engagement in Global Community- Engaged Learning

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

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Plenary Panel Discussion: Global Service-Learning in Africa: Voices from faculty and community partners

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

Panelists:

  • Rachel Kowal, Deputy Director, Business and Society Programs - New York University, Stern School of Business, USA
  • Richard Yinkah, Founder and Executive Director, Adanu, Ghana
  • 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, Michigan State University, USA

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dinner

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Poster Presentations

9:00 am – 10:30 am
Concurrent Sessions: Getting Started on Global Community- Engaged Learning

  • Quality components of Service-learning: iPERCED model, Nicole Springer, Director, Campus Compact for Michigan, USA
  • Cross Cultural Dimensions of Partnerships, Dr. Connie Currier, Assistant Professor, Master of Public Health Program, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, USA
  • Preparing to engagement: Orientation for students, faculty, host families, and community partners, Dr. Diane Doberneck, Associate Director , National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement, Michigan State University, USA
  • Inclusive leadership for international education, including power and privilege, Dr. Nicole Webster, Associate Professor of Youth and International Development, Director 2iE-PSU Center Burkina Faso, Penn State University, USA
  • Selecting and identifying with communities: Social responsibilities, Dr. Kaku Sagary Nokoe, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya, USA

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Break

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Keynote address: Benefits and Risks of Community-Engaged – Learning

  • Dr. Nicole Webster, Associate Professor of Youth and International Development, Director 2iE-PSU Center Burkina Faso, Penn State University, USA

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Plenary Panel Discussion: International Community-Engaged Learning program models
Facilitated by Dr. Jamie Monson, Director, African Study Center, Michigan State University, USA
Panelists:

  • Dr. Mary F. Price, Director of Faculty Development at the Center for Service and Learning, Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI),USA
  • Dr. Diane Doberneck, Associate Director, National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement, Michigan State University, USA
  • Dr. Tiffany Washington, Assistant Professor, Director, Interdisciplinary Study Abroad in Ghana, University of Georgia
  • Kwadwo Okrah, Professor and Chair, Department of Teacher Education and Director, Center for Global Education, Indiana University, South Bend, USA

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Break

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions: Sustaining Global Community-Engaged Learning

  • Dignity and justice in health-related global service-learning, Dr. Denise Ferrell, Assistant Professor, Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Public Service and Director for Diversity and Inclusion, Michigan State University, USA
  • Mapping learning objectives to assessment in your Service-Learning course, Dr. Diane Doberneck, Associate Director, National Collaborative for the Study of the University Engagement, Michigan State University, USA
  • Faculty development for service-learning, Dr. Mary F. Price, Director of Faculty Development at the Center of Service and Learning , Indiana University- Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI), USA
  • Institutional rubric to assess for Community-Engaged learning program, Nicole Springer, Director, Campus Compact for Michigan
  • Social Justice, Dr. Kiesha Warren-Gordon, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Director of African American Studies Program, Ball State University, USA

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Break

4:45 pm – 6:15 pm
Dialogue: Strategies for connecting US/Africa higher institutions in the field of Community-Engaged Learning
Dr. Jamie Monson speaks on Ethical challenges of creating alliances across borders
How might we work together moving forward?
Facilitated by Dr. Jamie Monson (MSU), Professor Eric Wilmot, Provost, College of Education Studies, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, and Dr. Nicole Webster, Associate Professor of Youth and International Development, Director 2iE-PSU Center Burkina Faso, Penn State University, USA

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dinner

Thursday June 27, 2019

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

8:00 am
Depart for community site visits

  1. Woadze village visit focused on small business and Wli Water Fall Hike
  2. Hosted by Rita Siaw, Associate Director, Adanu and Jerry John Kotoka, Coordinator of Community activities
  3. Hehekpoe, village visit focused on education and Wli Water Fall
  4. Hosted by Richard Yinkah, Founder/Executive Director, and Mypa Buckner, Director of Operations
  5. Resources, Tools, & Practices for Your Global Community-Engaged Learning

For participants who are unable to participate physically or otherwise on the field trip/site visits, we have organized a day of customized workshops, peer dialogues, writing spaces, and one-on-one consultations, with Nicole Springer (Campus Compact for Michigan), Dr. Tiveeda Stovall (Campus Compact for Virginia) and Diane Doberneck (Michigan State University)

7:00 pm
Dinner
(Participants share reflections from site visits)

Friday, June 28, 2019

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

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Keynote Address: On-Campus Preparation, Investigation, and Reflection: Curriculum Integration and Advancing Critical Global Citizenship

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

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Plenary Panel Discussion: Voices of the Student Experience
Facilitated by Rachel Kowal, Deputy Director, Business and Society Programs - New York University Stern School of Business, USA
Panelists:

  • Allan Burns Ishak Mfayam, Student, University of Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana
  • Samuel Atitse, Luvudu Community Leader, Adanu Ghana
  • Richard Yinkah, Founder and 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, Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, Haverford College, Director of Global-SL, USA

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Break

2:30 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 of Service and Learning , Indiana University- Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI), USA

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

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dinner

7:30 pm
Cultural Program
Music and Dancing – Elivava

Saturday, June 29, 2019

7:00 am – 10:00 am
Breakfast and Networking

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)

Pre-departure Information

Anyone planning to attend 2019 Symposium should review the Pre-departure Information for GCEL symposium.


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

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