Community Engagement Institute Request for Proposals 2020

Community Engagement Institute
May 27-28, 2020
Whitworth University

The Community Engagement Institute brings together campus and community representatives from the Northwest to share knowledge that will bring benefits to our communities.  Conference organizers believe that contemporary scholarship should seek to create solutions to complex challenges affecting the communities in which we live and work.  And those solutions should be the result of both academic research and the input of knowledgeable community partners.

The 2020 Community Engagement Institute seeks proposals for presentations in three areas:

The scholarship of community-based teaching and learning

To include studies of service-learning pedagogy, reflection and meaning making of service experiences, civic engagement and commitment to democratic principles, reciprocal learning (transformation of students, faculty and community partners), community as co-educators of students, etc.

The scholarship of community-based research

To include results of action research, analysis of methodology, epistemological issues, ethical implications of collaborative research agendae, comparative analyses, etc.

The practice of community engagement

To include presentations on new ideas, programs and trends in higher-ed community engagement practice by both scholar-practitioners and community engagement professionals.  (This track is not peer-reviewed for 2020.)

We are especially interested in presentations that involve community members and/or students in the construction and communication of new knowledge.  Proposals related to racial justice, equity and inclusion are especially welcome.

Presentations should be 20-25 minutes in length.  Proposals will undergo blind peer-review, except for submissions in the area of the "practice of community engagement" which will be reviewed by members of PICCE.  Please click here to see the peer reviewers for the 2020 conference.  Reviewers will use rubrics in assessment of all proposals.  You may review the evaluation criteria here.  Finally, peer reviewers will group presentations together along common themes in the conference schedule.

Upcoming dates:

  • February 17, 2020: Proposals due by midnight P.S.T..
  • February 18 - February 28, 2020: Peer review occurs.
  • March 2, 2020: Notification of selection to conference by email.

CEI Request for Proposals 2020

Please provide information below about yourself. This information will be removed during the blind, peer review process.

The following three questions will not be used in peer-review, but to support creation of a conference program.

Please provide information about your co-presenter(s):

The following information will only be used in a blind-peer review process.

You can view the review criteria for community-based teaching and learning presentations here.

You can view the review criteria for community-based research presentations here.