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February 29 - March 3, 2004
San Francisco Hilton
San Francisco, CA

Hosted By:
City College of San Francisco
and
Foothill-De Anza
Community College District

For more information contact
Judy Greenfield
(480) 705·8200 x200

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Conference Program Available for Download
Join Terry O'Banion in graduate study on the Learning College
   
Pre-Conference Events:
College and Career Transitions Initiative (CCTI) Summit (By Invitation only)
Homeland Security and Civic Engagement Summit
National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs
National Conference

Community College Baccalaureate Association Fourth Annual Conference
 
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Homeland Security and Civic Engagement Summit

The Community College National Center for Community Engagement and the League for Innovation in the Community College are hosting a second Homeland Security and Civic Engagement Summit to help community colleges create and improve homeland security training and education programs that emphasize community engagement. The 2004 summit offers research and theories, strategies, and tips and techniques for connecting homeland security academic curriculum to civic engagement. Participants from all disciplines are encouraged to attend.

Examples of how community colleges can address issues of homeland security, service learning, and civic engagement include

  • History professors collaborating with civics or government professors on projects that address democracy and deliberation;
  • Geography professors addressing cultural awareness and civic engagement;
  • Counseling or psychology professors addressing critical incident stress management;
  • Allied health professors addressing global infectious diseases and public awareness;
  • Business and political science professors addressing economic impacts of natural disasters;
  • Communication professors addressing identity theft and safety precautions;
  • Computer information systems professors partnering with community-based organizations to address cybersecurity;
  • Biology or chemistry professors addressing bioterrorism;
  • Student services volunteer programs addressing home safety; and
  • EMT or fire science professors addressing first-responder programming in their community.

The Homeland Security and Civic Engagement Summit will be held on Sunday, February 29, 2004, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the San Francisco Hilton, Ballroom Level, Continental 7, and there is no charge to participate.

Please RSVP to Rochelle Gordon.

Contact Ed Leach for more information.

AGENDA

9:00 AM

Introductory Remarks, Summit Forecast, and Introductions
Summit Facilitator - Pat Grunder, Vice President, Santa Fe Community College (FL)

Lyvier Conss, Executive Director, Community College National Center for Community Engagement, Mesa Community College (AZ)

Welcome/Presidential Perspective
R. Thomas Flynn, President, Monroe Community College (NY)
Jerry Ryan, President, Raritan Valley Community College (NJ)

What is Service Learning/Community Engagement?
Debbie Mikolajczyk, Coordinator, Entrepreneurial and Leadership Development; Pam Whitelock, Dean, Lifelong Learning, Gulf Coast Community College (FL)

10:00 AM

National Issues Forum/Issue Framing
The Response of Community Colleges: Citizen Leadership Education

The Overall Goal: Community Renewal

The ability of diverse people to collaborate to resolve conflict, accept responsibility for the direction of the community, reach consensus about community problems and solutions, creatively solve problems on behalf of the common good, and restore hope for the future

Debbie Mikolajczyk, Coordinator, Entrepreneurial and Leadership Development; Pam Whitelock, Dean, Lifelong Learning, Gulf Coast Community College (FL)

Connector Program
Established in 1998, the Connector Program is a collaboration between Mesa Fire Department and Mesa Community College. The program is designed to provide social service assistance in the City of Mesa after the initial 911 call. Services include social service referral, elder care referral, homeless shelter needs, transportation, fire victim assistance, financial referral, and motorist assistance.

Larry Thacker, Senior Associate Dean, Career and Technical Programs, Mesa Community College (AZ)

SAFE Projects (Model Service Learning Projects)
Supporting Actions for Engagement (SAFE) programs at community colleges throughout the United States address service learning, civic engagement and homeland security, and domestic preparedness. These programs are funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, Learn and Serve America.

Lyvier Conss, Executive Director, Community College National Center for Community Engagement, Mesa Community College (AZ)

By the People: America in the World
By the People, an initiative of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, aims to energize and enhance the conversation on America's role in the world through a series of nationwide and local broadcasts and events that demonstrate the relevance of foreign policy issues to local concerns. The project includes three national PBS specials, national and local forums for civic dialogue, and an interactive website. Among the goals of the project is to facilitate discussion among diverse groups by providing web-based and other resources that can support and extend the work of local organizations involved in projects focused on community engagement and development. Community colleges are natural partners in this effort, and we are eager to pursue opportunities for collaboration.

Gail M. Leftwich, Executive Director, By the People (VA)

12:00 Noon

Lunch

12:30 PM

Homeland Security: Another Perspective

Jon Alexiou, Director, Community College Initiatives, The Chauncey Group International (NJ)

1:00 PM

Starting a Civic Engagement and Homeland Security Program 101
Working within teams, participants will develop action plans which will include the review of best practices, identify available resources and local partnerships within their communities, and anticipate the impact and challenges of implementation. Options such as service learning, community forums, and civic engagement will be emphasized.

Gary Thompson, Chairperson, Law/Criminal Justice, Damon City Campus, Monroe Community College (NY); Debbie Mikolajczyk, Coordinator, Entrepreneurial and Leadership Development, Gulf Coast Community College, (FL); Larry Thacker, Senior Associate Dean, Career and Technical Programs, Mesa Community College (AZ); Lyvier Conss, Executive Director, Community College National Center for Community Engagement, Mesa (AZ)

Facilitated Group Work

Reports From Working Groups

3:30 PM

Wrap Up and Next Steps
Summit Facilitator - Pat Grunder, Vice President, Santa Fe Community College (FL)

4:00 PM

Adjourn