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Cultivating relationships that last season over season
How might we set up partnerships to be long lasting? We must encourage continual learning with supportive behaviors that will shape the way that partnerships evolve. Collaboration skills enable us to work with others in complex environments, with the understanding that successful collaboration requires a cooperative mindset and mutual respect. How might we explore and share strategies to make collaboration smoother, more straightforward, and more productive, despite the complexity of the challenges we are facing together?
Hosted by: Patty Ferguson Bohnee | Indian Legal Program Faculty Director and Indian Legal Clinic Director
Native Americans in Arizona were denied the right to vote until 1948, and the state continued to deny voting opportunities for Native American through laws, policies and practices until 1970 when English literacy tests were outlawed. However, many Native peoples in Arizona still face difficulties voting. In partnership with the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, the National Congress of American Indians, the Native American Bar Association of Arizona and the Indian Legal Clinic at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU, the Arizona Native Vote Election Protection Project was established to provide a resource to Arizona's tribal communities and tribal members to ensure access to polls and prevent voter disenfranchisement. In addition to training election protection volunteers to assist voters at polling locations on election day, the Project has a dedicated website, an "incident command center hotline" to answer voter questions, and an interactive map to help voters find their polling locations. Indian Legal Clinic students are tasked with creating a plan for each election cycle, organizing and conducting trainings, preparing reports, and their findings to Tribes or other bodies.
If you have the opportunity to, our speakers have requested that you watch this video before joining us to learn more about the history of Indian voting in Arizona.
Established more than 30 years ago, learn how faculty and law students in the Indian Legal Program collaborates with Arizona's 22 tribes and tribes nationally to represent Native peoples and deal with Indian law issues.
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After the plenary session, we invite you to join one of the many breakout sessions and workshops designed to bring together our network, share strategies for forging meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships and generate institutional dialogue about how to advance socially-embedded research, teaching, student development and practices. Presentations are formatted in the following ways:
This is a structured TED Talk-style presentation featuring 1-2 speakers, where time is dedicated to sharing knowledge through a short presentation that focuses on a particular tool, design or lesson learned. This type of session shares a best practice, idea (big, small or somewhere in the middle) and/or a new way of thinking about community-university partnerships that demonstrate how we can collaborate to achieve local and global change. This type of presentation leverages slides or additional materials minimally and includes elements of storytelling to engage the audience.
Three Lightning Talks are grouped together in a 45-minute session.
Together with at least one community partner as a co-presenter, this more classic presentation style tells the story of ongoing social embeddedness work, research or critical thoughts about how community partnerships are essential to achieve local, national and/or global change. Co-designed by the presenters, this is an opportunity to share what they do together, including how they established this mutually-beneficial relationship, the current state and what might be next. This is also an opportunity to share insights and lessons from their experience working together and highlight and recognize each other's knowledge, expertise and contribution to local, national and/or global change. These presentations serve as unique examples of how ASU works with community partners in mutually beneficial ways.
This community-oriented initiative focuses on diversity and inclusion with new approaches to historic preservation in a rural African American community in southern Virginia. Using the preservation of an antebellum log cabin, a usable tool, the initiative showcases how collaboration and the application of use-inspired research inspires new models for engagement.
US National Parks embody the values of our diverse nation, while simultaneously serving as living laboratories in which science is applied to preserving natural, cultural, and historical treasures. We will explore how park managers integrate public participation with science to address complex socio-ecological challenges in parks.
This presentation will explore a unique partnership to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Student-Led Sustainability Projects. GreenLight Solutions Foundation is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit that partners college students with local businesses to create positive social, environmental, and economic change through sustainability initiatives. Since its inception as a student organization at ASU in 2013, GreenLight Solutions Foundation has partnered 300+ college students with 45+ local businesses, implemented 55+ sustainability projects, and contributed 29,000+ volunteer hours in the community. GreenLight provides an innovative, passionate team to help business leaders meet their sustainability goals, while students gain an applied learning opportunity and hands-on experience working in sustainability outside the classroom. Learn about our past projects, project process, lessons learned, and how you can get in on the action.
1 in 3 youth grow up without mentors. Those with mentors are 5x more likely for success in leadership. Hear stories of Alumni Career Volunteers impacting fellow Sun Devils, bringing community leaders together to provide mentorship, and enhancing the work of Career and Professional Development Services promoting lifelong professional development.
This presentation will draw on the over five years of working with community partners through the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program and three years of being a community partner as a Director of Stardust Building Supplies. To build more robust relationships between the university and the community, people at the boundary of those relationships can be critical. The presentation will discuss lessons-learned and perspectives that can benefit partnership development and is especially important for those boundary individuals that have or want to have experience on both sides of the university-community partnership.
The presentation will be an overview of the InnovationSpace program and the community/ company and academic partners that it had for the Fall 2020-Spring 2021 academic year. I will also be covering the top three best practices of partnerships and collaboration with community/ company and academic partners.
We'll discuss the Caregiving Research Lab, a new NEA-sponsored collaboration between ASU researchers and community-based artists, examining the health-supporting role of the arts in various caregiving contexts. We introduce our collaborative research framework for university-community partnerships through a focus on our first project, a collaboration between ASU and Childsplay Theatre.
ASU PGI and CFA explore how university, nonprofits, public officials, and schools collaborate to bolster civic learning for Arizona students through School Participatory Budgeting. SPB is a civic education tool designed to build student agency, collaboration and critical thinking skills while, creating pathways to contribute to community and civic life for the long-term.
Sustainable landscape design on campus plays a critical role in sustainability practices on ASU campus in addition to green buildings, renewable energy, and sustainable behaviors. The presentation will discuss lessons learned from engaging communities in the design process for evidence-based sustainable design on Tempe campus.
Citizen Science is a transformative movement supporting the engagement of all people in real scientific research. Libraries provide access to resources, lifelong learning opportunities, and potential participants. This session highlights an ASU Team's efforts to promote and support mutually beneficial citizen science collaborations in communities of any size.
Current and former students from the local Maryvale High School will present on the youth-led, virtual Photovoice research project they conducted in 2020. In partnership with ASU Social Work faculty and staff, students took photos of and engaged in discussions about important social issues in their community.
Teachers are our facilitators of scientific research to the nation's youth; they require training and continuing education in order to bring innovative research into the classroom. Teachers are finding that incorporating innovative scientific research and data into the classroom is an ever-daunting task. The Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Program (CAP LTER) has been putting CAP knowledge into the hands of Phoenix-area teachers for years. Our current RET is working with STEm teachers at Sunland Academy to measure, understand, and teach about local exposures to air pollution with their own sensors. This lightning talk will overview the process, the collaborators, the data, and the experiential learning provided in various grade levels, even during virtual learning.
Monique Franco (CAP/LTER) and Molly Cashion (SOS) discuss lessons learned in how to engage teachers effectively to support virtual learning and changing demands in the teaching profession. We held a workshop focused on the Urban Heat Island Effect and how to use data-informed teaching strategies. The workshop was a collaboration between two education and outreach initiatives within ASU and will provide insight into how to foster more internal collaborations to support local communities around ASU.
ASU's price on carbon for ASU-sponsored air travel provides funds to purchase Community Offset Bundles from Urban Offsets, Inc., which combines market offsets with native trees planted by local municipalities. The combined efforts of ASU departments, Urban Offsets, Inc., and Phoenix and Tempe municipalities provide sustainability benefits to all partners.
When fake protest posts flooded Prescott social media, a 66-year-old went straight to the source and corrected the record. Learn how ASU'ss News Co/Lab partnered with nationwide Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes to create media literacy evangelists in the population most likely to share fake news: older adults.
This spring, the Project ECHO model provides a way to cultivate fruitful collaboration between Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) in Arizona public schools and SLPs and students at ASU. The benefits grow in many directions, from cultivating inclusive education for children to providing no-cost professional development for community professionals.
For more than a decade, I have facilitated family-history writing workshops for dozens of community organizations--something that I dearly love to do. In this brief session, I will describe the nature of those workshops, how I developed a network of organizations to host the workshops, and lessons learned from my experiences.
ASU's Community Capital Lab, in collaboration with the ASU Design Studio for Community Solutions, developed an online neighborhood dashboard tool that was piloted in Maryvale and entered in a global competition to promote the SDGs. We will explore ASU's role in Maryvale, explain how the tool was developed and how it works, and discuss possible next steps for advancing university-community partnerships.
We will discuss how the Public Allies program partners with ASU and other community organizations to address their capacity-building needs while promoting equity and inclusion and activating the leadership of young people.
In Fall 2020 community engagement professionals across eight Indiana University campuses established a system-level working group to collect and leverage community engagement data to understand how IU is addressing P-12 education initiatives throughout the state in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this presentation participants will learn from a panel of community engagement professionals within the IU system who are involved in this initiative.
ASU in partnership with Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals developed YP CoNext for Black students to connect with young professionals. Students feel supported, empowered and better prepared to transition to their professional careers and lives after graduation. We'll give an overview of the partnership, student program and successes and hurdles experienced.
Through meaningful partnership for building up opportunity youth, this collaboration provides insights and outcomes in using evidence-based practices on assets foundational to positive youth development and use of practices for understanding and addressing trauma-informed care. Using these processes and resources to reconnect youth to pathways of education and careers.
The Arizona Department of Health Services and Arizona State University partnered to provide 14 school districts across AZ with free resources and access to testing during the Spring of 2021. The pilot unveiled diverse systemic barriers to safely opening and operating at the district, county, and state levels, including the ability to effectively implement and encourage the adoption of various mitigation strategies. The present talk will discuss outcomes and implications for scaling these efforts during COVID-19 and other public health emergencies.