Pre-Conference Workshops and Tours

As a prelude to the 2010 NOSC, North Carolina State University is pleased to offer four exciting pre-conference tours, and three outstanding pre-conference workshops. All pre-conference tours and workshops will be offered on Monday, October 4, before the 2010 NOSC officially begins at 3:00 p.m. that afternoon. These opportunities are designed to add additional value and meaning to NOSC participants in exploring unique and challenging initiatives, innovations, and ideas regarding the scholarship of engagement and outreach.

A minimal additional registration fee is required for each specific opportunity as indicated below. Each tour and workshop will conclude before the NOSC opening plenary session at 3:00 p.m. EXCEPT for the North Carolina Value-Added Seafood and Marketing Tour. For specific times and registration fees, please refer to the specific pre-conference workshop or tour description that follows.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Strengthening Your Engagement Dossier

Faculty involved with engagement efforts (both formally and informally) often struggle to successfully integrate and document engagement efforts for their formal academic dossier. This challenge may especially be critical to tenure track faculty seeking promotion and/or tenure, and who have traditional formal faculty roles in teaching, research, and service. This hands-on workshop explores a model of engage scholarship that spans the broad mission of higher education, focuses on data from recent focus groups with faculty and administrators on engagement and P&T, highlights engagement P&T resources, and provides a step-by-step process for the rigorous documentation and inclusion of engagement initiatives within an overall academic dossier.

Dr. Nancy Franz, Professor & Extension Specialist Dr. Nancy Franz Workshop Convener/Facilitator: Dr. Nancy Franz, Professor & Extension Specialist, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg
Location: The Raleigh Marriott City Center
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $50.00 (includes lunch)

Creating Winning Applications for Engagement Awards: The Outreach Scholarship W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award

A growing number of awards are made available locally, regionally and nationally to recognize outreach scholarship. This workshop will focus on successfully completing the application for the regional Outreach Scholarship WK Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award. Winners of this regional award are then eligible for the national C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award that is presented annually by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (A.P.L.U.). The workshop discussion will be helpful for university faculty and staff considering applying for this or other engagement awards. Through this workshop participants will dialogue with both reviewers and past recipients of the Outreach Scholarship WK Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award. They will learn about the specifics for applying for this award. Participants will identify key concepts about their engagement work that they would report in any award application. They will share those concepts with fellow workshop participants, past award reviewers and recipients for their critique. The workshop will also discuss the development and use of digital storytelling as an effective means of highlighting your outreach scholarship work in award applications or with the public.

Karen S. Bruns, Ph.D. Karen S. Bruns, Ph.D. Mortimer Neufville, Ph.D. Mortimer Neufville, Ph.D. Workshop Facilitators: Karen S. Bruns, Ph.D., The Ohio State University; Mortimer Neufville, Ph.D., Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (A.P.L.U.)
Location: The Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $50.00 (includes lunch)

Pre-Conference Tours

Exploring Engaged Universities – Public & Private

Raleigh is home to five institutions of higher education. This downtown walking tour will immerse you in the culture of community engagement. Visit the Downtown Design Studio (DDS), one of the outreach and extension components of the NCSU College of Design and meet DDS Director Celen Pasalar, other College of Design faculty and students as well as representatives from the Raleigh Business Alliance. The DDS provides real-world learning opportunities through courses, design services and research which impact the quality of life in communities of North Carolina and beyond. Hear from faculty and students how students are provided opportunities to explore new methods and innovative solutions about contemporary design issues and urbanism in cities, towns, and neighborhoods while creating an economic impact in the community, preserving their history, and creating a greater quality of life for community citizens.

The tour will also include a visit to the Raleigh City Museum, the Urban Design Center, the South Park Community Center, and Environmental Center. Each site demonstrates the true engagement of these communities with the university, several colleges, and the students within those designated courses of study. After touring the downtown design projects, walk to The Pit for lunch and be entertained by Legendary Pitmaster Ed Mitchell. The Pit proudly serves authentic whole-hog, pit-cooked barbecue and all of the great culinary offerings of the Old North State in downtown Raleigh’s Warehouse District. Space is limited.

Note: this is a walking tour, wear comfortable shoes
Departure & Return Time: 8:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tour Cost: $25

Urban Engagement – The Durham Experience

Discover full community engagement in the City of Durham as we showcase partnerships between local universities and community colleges with local governments, businesses, non-profits and the faith community. The day will begin with a short drive to the Durham County Cooperative Extension office where you will be introduced to Welcome Baby parenting education program and hear from partners including Durham County government, Durham’s Partnership for Children, Public Health and the University of North Carolina. Next learn about the Duke Durham Neighborhood Partnership by visiting Habitat for Humanity project at Pauli Murray Place. Walk the community while learning more about partnerships that include Duke University and the NCSU College of Design. End the day visiting a local environmental park and a project showcasing a partnership between the faith community, public schools and NC Central University. While in downtown Durham visit the farmer’s market and enjoy lunch at a local foods restaurant. Space is limited.

Departure & Return Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tour Cost: $35

Centennial Campus – Business Model for Engagement

Named the top Research Science Park of the Year in 2007, NC State University’s Centennial Campus is home to more than 130 companies, government agencies and NC State research and academic units. Take a tour of this 1,300 acre campus community to learn about sustained engagement between business, researchers and students. Start the tour with an overview of the campus and learn about this successful business model implemented nearly 20 years ago.

Visit the Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC), an international center for excellence, where students from NCSU, Wake Tech Community College and professionals in the field share learning space. Also learn about the Future Renewable Electric Energy and Management (FREEDM) Systems Center, one of the Gen-III Engineering Research Centers established by the National Science Foundation to develop technology to revolutionize the nation’s power grid and speed renewable electric-energy technologies into every home and business. Discover interdisciplinary research activities involving partnerships with the College of Textiles, the College of Engineering and others, including those at the public middle school and new Arnold Palmer signature golf course on site. For lunch we’ll travel just down the road enjoy a meal at the State Farmers Market. Space is limited.

Departure & Return Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tour Cost: $35