Friday, February 2, 2018 from 9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.
MOCA Jacksonville: A Cultural Institute of UNF
Center for Community-Based Learning hosts a Community Engagement Participant
Summit designed to bring community members, faculty, staff, and students together to share knowledge, goals, and visions for community engagement.
Together participants explore opportunities to broaden cross-campus
collaboration, deepen engagement and strengthen collective impact.
A Celebration of Partnerships
Fifth Annual Community Engagement Participant Summit
This Summit celebrates powerful partnerships between the University and local organizations that, despite their differences in purpose, represent high quality partnerships designed to improve life in our community.
This exciting Summit differs from those held in the past. This Summit does not start a conversation; rather, it reveals the insights based on collaborations among Community Partners and UNF Faculty/Staff and Administrators during the Fall of 2017. The 15 partnerships will provide a brief presentation: each will identify its purpose, strengths and challenges, and articulate what it would take to deepen and sustain the partnership to 2025.
Friday, March 3, 2017. This theme focused on developing a clear, actionable, shareable story that allowed the participants to articulate the value of their work. Enhancing the understanding of a co-created curriculum and community-based learning experience, as well as how important those experiences are to student learning, this summit allowed faculty, students, and community partners to express their story for the purpose of continued participation and support of their ongoing work. This summit was facilitated by Michelle S. Royal, Visual Strategist, Innovation Consultant, and founder of RIDG (Royal Innovation Design Group).
Tuesday, May 24, 2016. This theme reflected the Five Critical Senses of Engagement: Hope, History, Passion, Empathy and Planning. This summit was facilitated by Dr. Tim Eatman, Professor of Education at Syracuse University and Co-Director of Imagining America. We were also joined by the Royal Innovation Design Group (RIDG) who, through the use of a graphic recorder, helped us to create a visual journey of those critical senses of engagement.
Thursday, March 12, 2015. This theme reflected a threefold agenda. First, we took time to share a
summary of UNF’s Impact Report of the Quality Enhancement Plan about our
five-year institution-wide journey to implement our QEP on Community-Based
Transformational Learning. Next, we took an opportunity share what we had learned about forming community-university partnerships and began a process of
developing an institutional description of collaborative partnership. Finally,
we took time to connect with each other and to share our collective vision of
how we could continue this important work.
Friday, April 11, 2014. This theme focused on the many
“flavors” of engagement and allowed for discussion of how our collective
community engagement work impacts our perceptions of UNF and the community.
Part of the day included participatory exchanges on topics such as: How can
university and community partnerships nurture our respective organizations,
communities, and the people who live, learn, and work in them? What is the power and impact of university-community
partnerships? What difference does community-based research make in our