SAVE THE DATE – IARSLCE 2015
November 16-18, 2015
Boston Marriott Copley Place
Hosted by: Northeastern University
Proposal Submission Information
Submissions accepted starting: February 20, 2015
Deadline for submissions: March 27, 2015, 5:00 p.m. (CST) EXTENDED TO APRIL 3, 2015
Notification of acceptance: May 29, 2015
Presenters must confirm: June 12, 2015
Deadline to submit full paper: Friday, October 23, 2015
Registration will open in late Spring 2015.
Rates will be as follows: Regular Registration: $475; Student Registration: $350; One-Day Registration is $250; and Late Registration is $500. There will be an Early Bird discount of $425/regular registration. Pre-conference sessions will be $70/half-day session.
Hotel booking information for the Marriott Copley Place coming soon.
Keynote Speaker: Ceasar McDowell
Topic: Designing for the Margins: Service-Learning and Community Engagement as an Act of Liberation
Dr. McDowell is a creative visionary leader who collaboratively designs and implements tools, techniques and programs that effectively supports local knowledge development, collaboration, innovation and learning across differences. His primary interest are individuals and communities at the margins of society. He possesses a deep knowledge of community building, social inclusion, race and identity, social learning, and social media/technology. He has successfully raised over $3.9 million in funding in eight years.
This talk would focus on the idea of Service Learning and Community Engagement as an act of liberation for those least served in the world. The talk sets a vision for the role of SL and Engagement programs as essential component of a broader social change effort, one that places the knowledge and experiences of those least served at the center of inquiry, action and engagement. In order to meet this challenge, SL and Engagement programs must in their design, support situated/local knowledge, reflection and long-term commitment.
Through the talk, he will demonstrate how new forms communication and social networking media can enhance the ability of SL and Engagement programs to meet this challenge. The talk will draw heavily on examples from the work at Engage The Power, The Center for Reflective Community Practice at MIT and the Egan Urban Center, DePaul University. Website:www.droppingknowledge.org
Topic: Transformative Visual Language and Community Knowledge: Arts
Amalia Mesa-Bains is an independent artist and cultural critic. Her works, primarily interpretations of traditional Chicano altars, resonate both in contemporary formal terms and in their ties to her community and history. As an author of scholarly articles and a nationally known lecturer on Latino art, she has enhanced understanding of multiculturalism and reflected major cultural and demographic shifts in the United States.
Dr. Mesa-Bains was the curator for the traveling Ceremony of Memory exhibit and the regional committee chair (Northern California) for the exhibition Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation, 1965-1985 (CARA). She also has written extensively on Chicano art and culture. Among her many awards is a 1992 Distinguished MacArthur Fellowship. She has served as a consultant for the Texas State Council on the Arts and the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and is a former Commissioner of Arts for the City of San Francisco. Dr. Mesa-Bains is the co-author of Ceremony of Spirit: Nature and Memory in Contemporary Latino Art and Homegrown: Engaged Cultural Criticism (with bell hooks).
She holds a BA in painting from San Jose State University, an MA in interdisciplinary education from San Francisco State University, and an MA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the School of Clinical Psychology, Wright Institute in Berkeley.
Topic: Contemplative Engagement to Advance Social Change
Laura I. Rendón is Professor of Higher Education in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas-San Antonio. From 2005-2009, Rendón served as Professor and Chair in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Iowa State University, College of Human Sciences. Her current research focuses on access, retention and graduation of low-income, first-generation college students and the transformation of teaching and learning to emphasize wholeness and social justice.
Rendón earned a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She holds a M.A. in counseling and guidance and psychology from Texas A&M University-Kingsville (1975). She earned a B.A. in English and journalism from the University of Houston (1970), and holds an associate of arts degree from San Antonio College. Rendón also attended Laredo Community College.
Rendón is the author of Sentipensante (Sensing/Thinking) Pedagogy: Educating for Wholeness, Social Justice and Liberation. She is also is co-editor of Transforming the First Year of College for Students of Color, Educating a New Majority, Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Higher Education ASHE Reader.
Her research on student success has been featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education and the PBS documentary, The College Track. She has received numerous awards including the ASHE Distinguished Service Award, and the
NASPA Latino Knowledge Community Outstanding Faculty Award. Rendón has also been inducted into the Iowa Academy of Education. Rendón is Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for Naropa University.
Rendón is past president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), the nation’s premier scholarly organization focusing on higher education research, and she has been a Fellow of the Fetzer Institute.