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June 7 & 8 2017 Faculty Institute on Community-Engaged Learning
June 7 Faculty Institute - Keynote Address
June 8 Faculty Institute - Moderated conversation panel and concurrent panels
Past events Faculty gatherings

Beyond the University: Innovations in Community-Engaged Learning

2017 Faculty Institute on Community-Engaged Learning 

Hosted by the Centre for Community Partnerships, University of Toronto

June 7 and 8, Hart House, University of Toronto

Please see the schedule for both days below.

Register here by Wednesday, May 31. Registration is now closed.

For more information, contact the Centre for Community Partnerships

Institute Keynote Speaker: Alison Isenberg

Why Trenton, New Jersey in April 1968?  Confronting Death and Life in a Great American City.

June 7

6:30 p.m.  Refreshments

7:30 p.m. Talk

Music Room, Hart House

Co-presented with the Jackman Humanities Institute

Alison Isenberg
Professor of History and Co-Director, Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities, Princeton University

Alison Isenberg is a Professor of History at Princeton University where she writes and teaches about nineteenth and twentieth century U.S. society, with particular attention to the transformation of cities, and to the intersections of culture, the economy, and place. Professor Isenberg's book Downtown America: A History of the Place and the People Who Made It (University of Chicago Press, 2004) received several awards, including the Ellis Hawley prize from the Organization of American Historians. In September 2017, Designing San Francisco: Art, Land, and Urban Renewal in the City by the Bay will be published by Princeton University Press.

Isenberg is now completing Second-Hand Cities: Race and Region in the Antique Americana Trade, from the Civil War to Urban Renewal. Her current research focuses on the 1960s unrest in Trenton, New Jersey, particularly the fatal police shooting of an African American college student in April 1968. During 2016-18 she is co-teaching two public humanities courses based on this collaborative Trenton project; one with documentary filmmaker Purcell Carson, and the second with playwright Aaron Landsman. At Princeton, Isenberg is the founding director of the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities.


Moderated conversation panel and concurrent panels

June 8, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. East Common Room, Hart House

9 - 9:30 a.m.  Registration and Refreshments

9:30 - 11 a.m.  Beyond the Campus: Community-Engaged Learning in the City

Moderator: Shauna Brail (Urban Studies, Innis College)

Alison Isenberg, Princeton University

Sheri Parks, University of Maryland, College Park


11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    

Concurrent panel 1a: Beyond 'Publish or Perish': Reciprocity in Community Engaged-Research

Chair: David Roberts (Urban Studies, Innis College)

Charlotte Lombardo (Dalla Lana School of Public Health) on Community Arts and Action Research

Bonnie McElhinny (Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies Institute) on Water Teachings and Decolonial Place-based Pedagogy

Sarah Wakefield (Geography and Planning)

Concurrent panel 1b: Beyond the Text: Community-Engaged Learning in the Humanities

Chair: Bob Gibbs (Jackman Humanities Institute)

Christine Berkowitz (Historical and Cultural Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough) on “Doing history” outside of the classroom

Reid Locklin (Christianity and Culture, St. Michael’s College) on Cultural Competence and Cognitive Dissonance 


12:30 - 1:30 p.m. LUNCH

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Panel 2a: Beyond the Reflection Journal: Innovations in Community-Engaged Learning Assessment

Chair: William Watson (Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies)

J Brooke (Book and Media Studies, St. Mike’s) on Creative Assignments, Art-making and Assessment

Siobhan O’Flynn (University College)

Franco Taverna (Human Biology, New College)

Concurrent Panel 2bBeyond Service-Learning: Alternative Models of Community-Engaged Learning

Chair: Alexandra Flynn (Human Geography, UTSC)

Donald Cole (Dalla Lana School of Public Health) on Group consultation to Community Food Organizations

Simone Weil Davis (Trinity College) on the Walls to Bridges model

Linzi Manicom (Community-Engaged Learning, New College) on a Social Justice Internship Model

2:45 - 3 p.m.  BREAK

3 - 4:30 p.m. 

Roundtable: Beyond Work: The Value(s) of Community-Engaged Learning

Moderator: Susan McCahan (Vice-Provost of Innovations in Undergraduate Education)

Ahmed Allahwala (Human Geography, UTSC)

Michelle Arnot (Pharmacology and Toxicology)

Honor Brabazon (Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies)

Susannah Bunce (Human Geography and City Studies, UTSC)

John Robinson (Munk School of Global Affairs and School of the Environment)

Ashley Stirling (Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education)

Past events for faculty 2014-2015 & 2015-16 & 2016-17

Looking for information about the kinds of events offered by CCP in the past? Our faculty gatherings are informal meetings that bring together instructors who teach, or are interested in teaching, community-engaged and service-learning courses; and our workshops have covered a variety of topics related to community-engaged learning.