Wednesday afternoon 1:00–4:30 pm
Christine Cress—Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA
Stephanie Stokamer—Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, USA
Drawing from the scholarly literature of critical race theory, intercultural communication theory, and social-constructivism, this pre-conference “train-the-trainer” presentation will deconstruct normative views of “excellence” in academic-based community engagement and then reconstruct a new pedagogical paradigm of critical service-learning. Specifically, the equity-centered principles of justice, solidarity, and advocacy will be operationalized to enact a better way forward and new conceptual model to guide higher education professionals and faculty in their creation of curricular and co-curricular service-learning, activities, partnerships, collaborations, assessment, and scholarship.
Participation Max 40