Eastern Michigan University

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Research Presentations

The following list highlights AS-L and Engaged Scholarship Research, Presentations & Projects by AS-L Faculty Fellows.

2012

  • Anita Rich (CMTA): Performing With/In Prison Read Report
  • Chiron Graves( Biology): Conference (Combating Science Literacy Through After-School Programs) Read Report
  • James Perren (World Languages): Helpy Hour, Helpy Class and Community Abroad Project  Read Report: P1 P2
  • Janet Okagbue-Reaves (Social Work): International Social Work: AS-L in Jamaica  Read Report: P1 P2
  • Linda G. Williams (Teacher Ed): Creating a Leveled Book Library  Read Report
  • Nina David (Geography & Geology): Interactive Community Art Project   Read Report
  • Christine Hume (Teacher Education): Website for Creative Writing and Service-Learning 

2010

  • Pamela Walsh- This request for support to attend the Association of University Programs in Health Administration's (AUPHA) conference where I will provide a poster presentation comparing student perceptions from 2007 t o209 regarding their Academic Services Learning (AS-L) experiences in the Health Services ersonnel Management Course.
  • Susan Badger Booth- AMPlifiying the Arts was created through an AS-L project in my CTAR 452 Arts Management class during the fall of 2007. Started as a two-hour evening event in one campus location, AMP has grown to six buildings, multiple values and two days of student creative performances and exhibits. AMP's mission is to connect students with audiences and empower them to take their creative pratices and move them into potential careers.

In the past three years audience develpment has lagged behing the growth of programming in the festival. Often we will have a wonderful band, dance or theatre performance with only a handful of patrons in the audience. During a strategic planning session this spring students discussed how best to develop larger audiences for our student performers.

The strategy that the AMP planning committee embraced was to focus on one discipline for next year abd raise funds for a professional "Headliner" to perform. So this upcomng fall we plan to raise funds for a professional band to come to campus and have student bands play before them. If this new format builds audiences for AMP is subsequent years we wuld focus on other disciplines and invite a professional dance company, theatre troupe, filmmaker or public artist to perform and collaborate with students during the festival.

These professional artist would be asked to engage with students through speakers panels, in classroom master classes and act as mentors student artist.

  • Robert Duke- Since completeing AS-L Fellowship in April, 2009, I have incorporated AS-L teaching concepts into Teaching of Social Studies (HIST 481_ course at EMU. In August, 2010, I will be presenting a paper dealing with this course modification and lessons learning during the first year of its implementation at the 5th International Socia Sciences Interdisciplinary Conference at Cambridge, UK. The title of the paer and the presentation: "Intergrating Academic ServiceLearning into Social Studies Teacher Preperation: A Report on the First Year at Eastern Michigan Univeristy." My request is for $2000 to cover travel expenses to and from England.
  • Brigid Beaubien- We will be exporing the concept of Academic Service-Learning as an important instructional tool for students in our classrooms as well as programmatically for early childhood education centers. We will be working with th Institute for Poverty and Socil Reform (also known as Leaps and Bounds) to design a conference for at-home daycare providers in Detroit aligned with our course objectives. The conference will be held on Saturday, June 12th.
  • Anita Rich- "Performing With/In Prison: A Serivce-Learning Partnership" is a collaboration between EMU and the Woodland Correctional Facility, a high security mental health correctional institution. Dr. Rich was worked with Diane Kneffel, music therapist, using performance last spring at this location as well as the Huron Valley Men's Prison over the last few years (starting in 2008.)

    We will design and implement bi-weekly performative workshops in Winter and Spring 2011 for a group of inmates exposing the men to various forms of theatre, including Playback, Image, Forum, as well as literature. The experience will culminate in a least one but more likely two (winter and spring) performances offered for correction officers, the warden, staff, administrators. This will be an original iece of theatre generated by EMU students and the inmates but performed solely by the men.

True to the heart of Service-Learning, this is a dialogic partnership in which both university affiliates and community members will grow, learn and benefit. The warden and officials have been extremely impressed with Eastern's process as well as product and the staff has specifically asked us to return to the facility. Diane Kneffel and I ar also expanding the focus to include both theatre arts as well as what is described below as "reality orientation." The latter is a new thrust to our work which is coming about after doing exit interviews with corrections staff.

William LaGore-This AS-L project is to have students prepare a Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for various local governments during the WInter 2011 semester. The PAFR s a simplified version of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and is designed so the average citizen can understnad the government's annual financial report. The PAFR will be posted on the government's website along withe the CAFR. Several hard copies of the PAFR will be made available for interested persons.

Russ Olwell- Through this project, EMU stdents who aspire to be social studies teachers will develop a project to help you men in Willow Run high school graduate high school and attend college One possible intervention is to have students at WRHS visit EMU, with HIST 481 students as hist for the activities.

2008

  • Susan Badger Booth (2008) with the help of students conducted focus groups within the community and developed a Cultural Plan for Washtenaw County.
  • Rich, Anita. (2008) Prison Performance: Augmentation, Adaptation and Application of Forms presented at the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference, Omaha, Nebraska.Rich, Anita. (2008, May). Prison Performance: Augmentation, Adaptation and Application of Forms. Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference, Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Simmons, R. (2008) Embracing Hip-Hop Music and Spoken Word Through Service-Learning presented at the 19th Annual Service-Learning Conference in Minneapolis, MN.
  • Schlagneck, C. (2008) Internship and Careers in Science Communication Interest Group: Service-Learning presented at the Association for Education in Jouranlism and Mass Communication Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.
  • Stacey, Kathy and Peggy Harless. (2008, March). Developing a Service-Learning Faculty Development Program to Fit your Campus Culture. Presented with Rollins College at the Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education. Nashville, TN.

2007

  • Ginsberg, Sarah. "Academic Service Learning in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Education."  Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education 10:1 (2007): 6-8.
  • Polakow, Valerie, Who Cares for Our Children? The Child Care Crisis in the Other America, New York,  NY: Teacher College Press, 2007.

2006

  • Wiencek, Peggy, Elvia Krjewski-Jaime, David Clifford, Diana Krajewski. (2006, May). Developing a Strategic Strategic Learning Community Model. Presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Krajewski-Jaime, Elvia, Peggy Wiencek, David Clifford, John Edgren, “Reconciling the Cognitive and Affective Dimensions of Community Engagement: A Scholars Dilemma”, Metropolitan Universities, An International Forum.

2003

  • Nations Johnson, L. (2003, February). Oral History Goes to School: Learning About Social Studies, Students, and Their Families through Collaborative Writing of Orall Histories. Institute on Academic Service-Learning: Connecting K-12, Communities, and Higher Education, Ypsilanti, MI.
  • S.P.A.R.K.L.E.: Service-Learning Produces a Rich Knowledge-Based Learning Environment. (2002, 2003). Inter-Institutional Teacher Education Council of West Michigan Conference.
  • Jones, T.S., Baiyee, M., Dokes-Brown, M. & Rearick, M. (2003, February) AS-L in teacher Education. Paper presented at the Institute of Service-Learning, Mt. Pleasant, MI.
  • Kromer, Thomas P., Wickes-Ortega, Cara J. (2003, June). University Consortium to Advance Academic Service-Learning in Michigan: From Seeds to Growth. Papers Improving University Teaching., Vaxjo, Sweden.
  • Li, Xiaoping;  (2003, Spring). Involving Students in Community Service Learning Projects and Programs in Literacy. News and Views on Reading.
  • Nations Johnson, L. (2003, February). Introduction to Academic Service-Learning:Workshop Part I. School University Partnership Team. The College of Education, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • Nations Johnson, L. (2003, March). Introduction to Academic Service-Learning:Workshop Part II. School University Partnership Team. The College of Education, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • Academic Service-Learning: Academic Connection to the Community. (2003, February). Association of Teacher Education Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Service-Learning: Academic Connection to the Community. (2003, April). 14th Annual NYLC Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • EMU AS-L Workshops. (2001, 2002, 2003). AS-L Reaserch Seminar, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.

2002

  • Cummings, K., Daspit, T., Holm, G., & Nations Johnson, L. (2002). Building Cultural Understanding Through Community/University Partnerships. Institute on Academic Service-Learning: Connecting K-12, Communities, and Higher Education, Ypsilanti, MI.
  • Cummings, K., Daspit, T., Holm, G., & Nations Johnson, L. (2002). Lessons from a Faculty Seminar. Institute on Academic Service-Learning: Connecting K-12, Communities, and Higher Education, Ypsilanti, MI.
  • S.P.A.R.K.L.E.: Service-Learning Produces a Rich Knowledge-Based Learning Environment. (2002, 2003). Inter-Institutional Teacher Education Council of West Michigan Conference.
  • Jones, T.S. (2002. February). Bringing Together Educational Technology and Academic Service-Learning.  Paper presented at the Institute on Academic Service-Learning – Connecting K-12, Communities, and Higher Education, Ypsilanti, MI.
  • Academic Service-Learning: Teacher Education’s Gateway to the Community. (2002, August). Association of Teacher Education Summer Workshop. Williamsburg
  • Academic Service Learning Workshop for Flint Public Schools Staff. (2002, January). Flint, MI.
  • EMU AS-L Workshops. (2001, 2002, 2003). AS-L Reaserch Seminar, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.
  • K-12 Workkshops. (2001, 2002). Romulus Partnership.

2001

  • Kattelus, S. (2001, November). To Attract, Retain and Improve the Quality of Accounting Majors (with Gary McCombs and Zafar Khan). Michigan Accountancy Foundation's Educators' Symposium, Livonia, MI.
  • Kattelus, S. (2001, October). Financial Management for Executives (with Michelle Richards from CEED). Nonprofit Enterprise at Work, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Academic Service-Learning Workshop for 7th Graders. (2001, November). Meade Middle School.
  • EMU AS-L Workshops. (2001, 2002, 2003). AS-L Reaserch Seminar, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.
  • K-12 Workkshops. (2001, 2002). Romulus Partnership.

2000

  • Clifford, D. (2000, October). Qualities of the Community Engaged and Committed University. Paper presented at the University in the 21st Center, The University and the Community, Presidential Inaugural Symposium, Eastern Michigan University.
  • Clifford, D. (2000, October). Community-University Partnerships in Community Building. Paper presented at the Substance Abuse Prevention and Community Building Conference, organized by the Detroit department of Public Health, Detroit, MI.
  • Kattelus, S. (2000, April). Experiential learning in accounting & service learning in a governmental and nonprofit accounting course. Paper presented at the American Accounting Association Ohio Regional Meeting, Columbus, OH.
  • Hurst, K., & Rice, D. (2000, March). Community-based organization’s role in academic service-learning: A training manual. Paper presented at National Service-Learning Conference, Providence, RI.
  • Stevens, J., Lizbeth. (2000, November). Academic Service-Learning Within an AAC Curriculum. Poster presentation for the 2000 ASHA Convention in Washington D.C.

1999

  • Foreman, C., & Stacey, K. (1999). Faculty incentives: A necessity for integrating academic service learning. In D. Droge (ed). A strong democracy. American Association for Higher Education.
  • Kattelus, S., McCombs, G., & Sharifi, M. (1999, March). Assessing competencies using academic service-learning in a graduate capstone course. Paper presented at the Midwest Business Administration Association/ Midwest Accounting Society, Chicago, IL.
  • Kattelus, S., McCombs, G., & Sharifi, M. (1999, April). Assessing competencies using academic service-learning in a graduate capstone course. Paper presented at the American Accounting Association-Midwest Region. Minneapolis, M N.
  • Adams, T. A. (1999, October). Preparing for the next millennium: Technology meets academic service-learning through the net. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Sociology, Dallas, TX.
  • Halmhuber, N., & Novak, J. (1999, November). They said it couldn’t be done and we did it: Implementing academic service-learning for the first time. Paper presented at the Michigan Campus Compact, Ypsilanti, MI.
  • Caniglia, J. (1999, November). Are you the math lady?: Report of an after-school program service-learning project. Paper presented at the Michigan Campus Compact, Ypsilanti, MI.
  • Simmons, C. (1999, November). Journalism students take a first hand look at environmental justice in Detroit. Paper presented at the Michigan Campus Compact, Ypsilanti, MI.

1998

  • Vites, J. (1998, March). Service-learning symposium: Academic service-learning in an interdisciplinary course. Paper presented at the 215th Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Dallas, TX.
  • Bush-Bacelis, J. (1998, June). Innovative pedagogy: Academic service-learning for business communication. Business Communication Quarterly.
  • Buchanan, P. (1998, August). Student reflection: Providing a paradigm produced improved reported insights. Paper presented at the 1998 Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education, Miami, FL.
  • Harris, M. (1998, June) Enhancing teaching effectiveness in "government budgeting" courses: The case of service learning. Submitted for publication.

1996

  • Kreger, R. (1996, October). Academic service-learning as a method for improving instruction for college students preparing for teaching careers in behavior disorders. Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Virginia Beach Conference, Virginia Beach, VA.
  • Wood Foreman, C. (1996, November). Integrating service-learning in an organizational communication course. Paper presented at the Speech Communication Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Tucker, W., Wood Foreman, C., & Buchanan, P. (1996). What is reflection?: Process evaluation in three disciplines. Educational Resources Information Center.