Eight University of Georgia (UGA) faculty members gave presentations at the 12th annual National Outreach Scholarship Conference in East Lansing, Michigan, on October 2-4, 2011, on the campus of Michigan State University. UGA is one of 15 universities that supports the National Outreach Scholarship Conference Partnership, which is working “to build strong university-community partnerships anchored in the rigor of scholarship, and designed to help build community capacity.” The Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach supports the partnership through membership dues. The vice president serves on the partnership’s executive board, and the senior associate vice president serves on the annual conference implementation team.

The PSO unit and PSO faculty members making presentations during this year’s conference, and the titles of their presentations, include

  • Matt Bishop, Archway Partnership: “Partnership: Hart County Schools, UGA College of Education, Archway Partnership”
  • Leigh Elkins, Fanning Institute: “Engaged in Costa Rica: Action- and Service-Learning Abroad”
  • Trish Kalivoda, Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach: “Tips for Preparing a 2012 Outreach Scholarship Kellogg Award Application”
  • Paul Matthews, Office of Service-Learning: “Engaging Undergraduates with the University’s Public Service and Outreach Mission” and “Assessing Faculty Fellows Programs for Service-Learning Professional Development”
  • Joann Milam, Cooperative Extension Southeast District: “Higher Education Building Community Leaders: Cooperative Extension and Archway Partnership”
  • Casey Mull, 4-H: “University Engagement with the Military Community: Service Those Who Serve”
  • Marcie Simpson, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences: “Community Engagement Practices, Costs, and Benefits”
  • Shannon Wilder, Office of Service-Learning: “From Grad to Gray: Engagement Across the Faculty Career Span”