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8th Annual Community Service Learning (CSL) Conference

 

 

CALL FOR STUDENT POSTERS

Abstracts for Student Community Service Learning Posters are being accepted through March 3, 2015.  Click here to submit your abstract online.  

All abstracts will be reviewed by an interprofessional committee for selection, and you will be notified within 2 weeks regarding your poster acceptance.  If accepted, your poster is due for printing on March 25, 2015.  The Poster Session takes place at the April 2nd CSL Conference, from 5:00-6:30pm in the Texas Star Cafe.

Click here for information on writing a CSL Abstract.

 

REGISTRATION

There is no cost to attend the conference, but registration is required.  The registration link will be available here in January 2015.  Please check back.

LOCATION

The location of the conference is the School of Nursing, UT Health Science Center San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, Texas, 78229.

PARKING

If you are a student or employee of UT Health Science Center San Antonio, please park in your usual space.  If you are joining us from off campus, please click here for parking directions and map.


OBJECTIVES

1. To share best practices and scholarship in community service learning with a focus on using positive deviance to uncover solutions to community challenges.

2. To bring together an inter-professional group of UT Health Science Center students, faculty, and staff from across the state with community partners to foster service learning collaborations.

3. To highlight existing UT Health Science System community service learning projects and future opportunities with community partners.

4. To recognize and reward excellence in community service learning within the UT Health Science System.

 

AGENDA (tentative)

8:15 am

Registration Begins / Visit Community Partner Tables

9:00-9:15

Welcome / Opening Remarks  

9:15-10:30

Keynote:  Overview of Positive Deviance

Arvind Singhal, PhD, Marston Endowed Professor of Communication, UT El Paso, Positive Deviance Researcher and Author

10:35-11:35

Workshop A Breakouts:  Examples of Positive Deviance

*choose one session to attend*

Positive Deviance in Public Health Nutrition

Positive Deviance in Completing Health Professional Training

Positive Deviance in Infection Control

Positive Deviance in NICU

11:40-12:00

Visit Community Partner Tables / Networking

12:00-1:00

Lunch: Panel Presentation of Outstanding CSL Projects

Featured student panelists with their mentors and community partners 

1:05-2:35

Workshop B Breakouts:  Application of Positive Deviance 

*choose one session to attend*

Community Engagement  

Health Education  

Research Design

 Needs and Resource Assessment

2:35-2:50

Break

2:50-4:10

Workshop C Breakouts:  Application of Positive Deviance

  *choose one session to attend*

These sessions are repeated from Workshop B

Community Engagement  

Health Education

Research Design

Needs and Resource Assessment

4:15-4:45

Closing Session:  Applying Positive Deviance to Community Service Learning 

5:00-6:30

CSL Poster Presentations / Reception