Competencies

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Core Engagement Competencies (First Requirement)

The first requirement for the Graduate Certification in Community Engagement is the core engagement competencies. For the 2018-2019 academic year, the core engagement competencies include topics:

Students usually fulfill this requirement by attending seminars coordinated by University Outreach and Engagement. The series is offered on an annual basis, in person, Friday afternoons from 1:30-3:30 PM during Fall and Spring semesters.

Students who have completed coursework that addresses a particular core engagement competency may ask to have the syllabi, reading lists, and assignments evaluated as potential alternatives to the required seminars. Contact the program coordinator to request such a review.

In rare instances, students may request a make-up session to review materials from the core engagement seminars.

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Seminar Schedule 2018-2019
Graduate Certification in Community Engagement

Last Updated September 18, 2018

This table lists Seminars and follow-up sessions available for the Graduate Certificate in Community Engagement for Fall 2018.
Fall Semester 2018
Thurs., Aug. 30
(optional)
1:30-3:30 pm
62 Kellogg
Information Session
Fri., Sept. 7
5:00 pm
On-Line Applications & Nominations Deadline
Fri., Sept. 21
(double session)
1:30-3:00 pm (1st)
3:15-5:00 pm (2nd)

136 Brody

Seminar 1: History and Foundations of Community-Engaged Scholarship

Burton A. Bargerstock, National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement

Seminar 2: Variations in Community-Engaged Scholarship

Diane M. Doberneck, National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement

Fri., Sept. 28
1:30-3:30 pm
136 Brody

Seminar 3: Initiating and Sustaining Community Partnerships

Renee Brown and Michelle Snitgen, Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

Fri., Oct. 12
(extra long)
1:30-4:00 pm
136 Brody

Seminar 4: Engaging with Diverse Communities

Nicole A. Springer, Michigan Campus Compact

Fri., Oct. 26
(optional)
9:00-11:00 am
6 Kellogg

Cross Cohort Conversation: Social Sciences

(Optional for Social Work, Ecological-Community Psych, Human Development and Family Studies, and related fields)

Fri., Oct. 26
1:30-3:30 pm
136 Brody

Seminar 5: Cross-Cultural Dimensions of Partnerships: An (Anti)panel Dialog

Jessica Barnes-Najor, Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative, Nicole C. Springer, Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, and Diane M. Doberneck, National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement

Fri., Nov. 2
(optional)
1:30-3:30 pm
136 Brody

Representing Community-Engaged Work on Your CV, Portfolio, and other Professional Materials

Danielle DeVoss, Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures

Fri., Nov. 9
(out of sequence)
1:30-3:30 pm
136 Brody

Seminar 6: Community-Engaged Research and Creative Activities

Diane M. Doberneck, National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement

Fri., Nov. 16
(optional)
9:00-11:00 am
6 Kellogg

Cross Cohort Conversation: Education

(Optional for Education majors, service-learning, outreach teaching)

Fri., Nov. 30
1:30-3:30 pm
136 Brody

Seminar 7: Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning

Renee Brown and Michelle Snitgen, Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, and Diane Doberneck, National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement

Fri., Dec. 7
(out of sequence)
1:30-3:30 pm
136 Brody

Seminar 8: Community-Engaged Service and Practice

Adriana Flores, Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service

This table lists Seminars and follow-up sessions available for the Graduate Certificate in Community Engagement for Spring 2019.
Spring Semester 2019
Fri., Jan. 11
(double session)
1:30-3:00 pm (1st)
3:15-5:00 pm (2nd)

138 Brody

Seminar 9: Documenting and Communicating Engagement Accomplishments

Miles McNall, Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative, and Diane M. Doberneck, National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement

Seminar 10: Community Engagement Across the Career Span

Diane M. Doberneck, National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement

Fri., Jan. 25
1:30-3:30 pm
138 Brody

Seminar 11: Coalition or Systems Approaches to Community Change

Kaston Anderson-Carpenter, Ecological-Community Psychology

Fri., Feb. 8
1:30-3:30 pm
138 Brody

Seminar 12: Asset-Based Approaches to Community Engagement

Jennifer Jermanlowicz-Jones, Restorative Lake Sciences

Fri., Feb. 15
(optional)
9:00-11:00 am
6 Kellogg

Cross Cohort Conversations: Agriculture and Natural Resources and Engineering

(Optional for Community Sustainability, Civil/Environmental Engineering)

Fri., Feb. 22
(extra long)
1:30-4:00 pm
138 Brody

Seminar 13: Techniques for Community Collaboration

Panel of Presenters

Fri., Mar. 15
(out of sequence)
1:30-3:30 pm
138 Brody

Seminar 14: Evaluation of Community-Engaged Partnerships

Miles McNall, Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative

Fri., Mar. 22
(optional)
9:00-11:00 am
6 Kellogg

Cross Cohort Conversation: Arts and Creative Activities

(Optional for Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures, Theatre, Music, and related fields)

Fri., Mar. 29
1:30-3:30 pm
138 Brody

Seminar 15: Peer Review of Community-Engaged Scholarship

Miles McNall, Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative, and Diane M. Doberneck, National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement

Fri., Apr. 12
1:30-3:30 pm
138 Brody

Seminar 16: Communicating with Public Audiences

Danielle DeVoss, Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures

Fri., Apr. 26
1:30-3:30 pm
138 Brody

Seminar 17: Communicating with Academic Audiences

Diane M. Doberneck, National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement