Student Symposium

Student Symposium on Community Engagement

Each year, Partners in Campus and Community Engagement invites students and their mentors (faculty, staff and/or community partners) to present their collaborative work to build a better Spokane at the Student Symposium on Community Engagement.  The event convenes students and their mentors to present poster describing their work and detailing its impact on our community. Our celebration highlights the impact of community-based learning on both students and Spokane-area partners.

2021 Student Symposium on Community Engagement

This year's Symposium will be hosted asynchronously between April 5th and the 16th on the PICCE website and will include several public exhibits around the Spokane area . Information on public exhibits will come out closer to the date of the events.

Students from all regional institutions of higher education are welcome to submit applications to present at this year's student symposium. Students interested in doing so should read the requirements below and fill out the form towards the bottom of this page.

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2021 at 11:59pm

What you need to know to present

Any students engaged in regional community-based work may present at the Student Symposium on Community Engagement.  We ask that your poster include all the following elements:

  • Names and affiliations of student(s) and mentor(s)
    • Remember that this presentation will showcase the collaboration of campus and community partners.  As such, you should have the support of a mentor in your work, such as a faculty member or a community partner. Be prepared to provide the name and contact information of the mentor online.  We encourage mentors to co-present with you.
  • An explanation of the work completed in the community
    • Explain what you did in the community, the issue that you addressed, who your partners were, what systems were in place to facilitate your work, or any new systems that you helped to create.
  • An explanation of the purpose and significance of the campus/community work
    • Be sure to identify the issue area that your work in the community has addressed and how your own understanding and your community partner’s understanding of the issue, its context, root causes, etc., may have transformed during the collaboration.
  • A demonstration of outcomes (for all partners), such as displays of community collaboration, learning and reflection, or impacts of the work. Your poster must clearly demonstrate the benefits of your partnership to both the community and the student.
    • Consider , for instance, what you have learned about community assets or community needs; how the project developed your skills in preparation for your career; how the community-based work connected to classroom learning; how the community partners met their goals or transformed their practice through collaboration with you.

Important details:

Due to our current context, and in light of limiting in-person gatherings, we are hosting this year’s Community Engagement Symposium in an Asynchronous setting. We are holding a Virtual Symposium Space—hosted on our PICCE website—for you to share your poster presentations with the greater Spokane community. Posters will need to be submitted in one of the following formats:

  1. Static Poster (in .pdf format)
  2. Short ZOOM Video Presentation (in .mp4 format-if possible)

We will upload your documents to the PICCE Website and share with our community and campus partners and provide you with a link for future use and as proof of your participation in the Symposium. Whichever format you choose to submit, please be sure to include the title of your presentation in the name of your document.

As you prepare your posters, remember that they should be largely graphic with photos of the partnership, graphs of work performed or large text with brief explanations of the project. An editable PowerPoint poster template will be emailed to you. Video presentations should be limited to about 5 minutes long unless otherwise negotiated.

For questions, contact Daniel Geiter in the Dornsife Center for Community Engagement at dgeiter@whitworth.edu or 509-777-4279.

2021 Community Engaged Learning Student Symposium Application

2021 Community Engagement Student Symposium Application

Partners in Campus Community Engagement (PICCE) invite students and their mentors (faculty, staff and/or community partners) to showcase innovative community-based projects and research at the 2021 Community Engagement Symposium. This event brings together students from institutions across the region to share poster presentations describing their work and detailing its impact on our community.

Due to our current context, and in light of limiting in-person gatherings, we are hosting this year’s Community Engagement Symposium asynchronously from April 5th-16th. We are holding this Virtual Symposium Space—hosted on our PICCE website—for you to share your poster presentations with the greater Spokane community. Our celebration will highlight the impact of community-based learning on both students and Spokane-area partners.

In your response, consider what you have learned about community assets or community needs; how the project has developed your skills in preparation for a career; how the community-based work connected to classroom learning; how the community partner met their goals or transformed their practice through collaboration with you.
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