Friday, March 1, 2019 from 8:00a.m. - 2:30p.m. Jessie Ball duPont Center
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.
Interdisciplinary Approach to Solutions
Spend a day with others who are
trying to explore and understand how we can continue to move the needle on
issues around environment, health, and youth in the Jacksonville and Northeast
Florida region. Interdisciplinary approaches with those who have a
passion and the expertise will lead to new partnerships and ideas on how we can
collective combat these “Wicked Problems.”
Using an adapted World Café protocol, participants will work in groups to address an area of human need through the
lens of their discipline/work. Co-facilitators (UNF employee and Community Partner) will guide their group through a process to start to: a) identify and define the issue; b) evaluate assets; c) choose a path forward; and, d) work together to create an impact (synergy). Using the CE Matrix
as a tool, the group will engage one another in dialogue and develop potential collaborative ideas on their area of human need. After some time, participants will rotate to other group spaces and provide feedback and additional suggestions. Groups will return to their initial space for a final processing session and preparation to share out what they learned and potential next steps to address their area of human need.
Friday, February 2, 2018. The 5th annual Community Engagement Summit celebrated powerful partnerships between the University and local
organizations that, despite their differences in purpose, all represent high
quality partnerships designed to improve life in our community.
This exciting Summit differed from those held in
the past as it did not start a conversation; rather, it revealed the insights based on collaborations among Community Partners and UNF
Faculty/Staff and Administrators during the Fall of 2017. The 15
partnerships provided a brief presentation identifying the partnership's purpose,
strengths and challenges, and articulated 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