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Call for Conference Proposals on Service Learning and Civic Engagement

The Community College National Center for Community Engagement (CCNCCE) is now inviting proposal submissions to present at its 17th national annual conference, Recipes for Student Retention through Service Learning and Civic Engagement, to be held on May 21-23, 2008. The deadline for submitting proposals is February 4th, 2008.

Conference presentations are 1-hour or 90-minute sessions, which should be designed to be highly interactive. Proposals to present at the conference must be submitted in electronic form. In keeping with the conference theme, some of the issues you may wish to address in your workshop are:

* The role of student leadership and service in student retention
* Strategies for retaining students through service learning and civic engagement
* How to market your service learning program for student retention
* The role of service learning partners in helping students stay in school
* Incorporating service learning and civic engagement into the curriculum
* Effective evaluation and assessment of service learning programs
* Research in service learning and civic engagement
* Showcase your innovative service learning program or project

To submit a proposal for the 17th Annual Conference, go to the following link for detailed instructions: www.mc.maricopa.edu/other/engagement/2008Conf/CallForProposals.jsp

Amy Lang
Amy Lang is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the University of British Columbia. She wrote her dissertation on British Columbia’s groundbreaking Citizens’ Assembly process, and is currently doing follow-up research on the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly.

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