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Service Learning and Community Engagement Poster Session

March 10, 2011

This year’s Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creativity (CURC) will feature the best in undergraduate research, service-learning experiences, and community-engaged research. Please share this opportunity with your students. We look forward to recognizing the impressive university-community collaborations that develop through your courses and research mentoring. Please find additional information on participation guidelines below.
Sincerely,
Eric Hartman, director of Service-Learning

Service Learning and Community Engagement Poster Session guidelines

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, April 19
  • Location: Lory Student Center Main Ballroom

This year’s event will be part of a larger week of activities in the Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity program. Students with top service-learning and community-engaged research posters will be honored at the CURC Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 21, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 221 TILT Building.

Service-Learning Poster Guidelines

If you are a student involved in academic service-learning during the 2010-2011 academic year and will be producing a final, visual display of your project, you are invited to participate in the poster session. Posters should be visually engaging and intelligible even to those who have little background on the service-learning effort. They should include:
 

  • Name of the student or student group involved
  • Course or program name and number (and instructor name)
  • Agencies or community groups with whom students collaborated
  • The purpose of the collaboration
  • Clear display of findings, outcomes, and/or impacts of the work


If you are a student interesting in attending and presenting your work, or a faculty/staff member wishing to reserve spaces for your students, please RSVP to Margit Hentschel, Graduate Student Coordinator in the Office of Service-Learning at margit.hentschel@colostate.edu.

Community-Engaged Research Poster Guidelines

Students preparing research posters and /or students preparing service-learning posters may also qualify for recognition in the Community-Engaged Research category. Community-engaged research is conducted in an explicit effort to address a pressing social or environmental issue.

Commonly accepted best practices in community-engaged research include:

  • community voice and participation in selection of research project;
  • community consultation and input regarding appropriate methods, data gathering process, and analysis; and
  • community input and approval in respect to methods of dissemination.

Students in the community-engaged research category, in addition to the other stipulations they meet for other categories, should be certain to:

  • clarify the process through which community members, social sector, or environmental sector partners contributed to project selection;
  • indicate how community members had opportunities for ongoing dialogue with university representatives (faculty and students) and how that affected the entire process:and
  • demonstrate how community collaboration affected the dissemination process.

If you are a student interesting in attending and presenting your work, or a faculty/staff member wishing to reserve spaces for your students, RSVP to Margit Hentschel, Graduate Student Coordinator in the Office of Service-Learning at margit.hentschel@colostate.edu.
 


Contact: Margit Hentschel
E-mail: margit@colostate.edu
Phone: 491-6090