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Symposium on Engaged Scholarship

Strategies for Social Justice: Partnering with Schools and Communities for Equitable Policy, Pedagogy and Practice.

The USF School of Education Annual Symposium on Engaged Scholarship is an opportunity for faculty, students, and community members to critically engage with the issues and challenges of partnerships that seek to have a transformative impact on equitable educational conditions locally, nationally, and internationally.

Call for Proposals

Saturday | February 7, 2015 |  12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

12:00 - 12:30 p.m.  Lunch & Registration
12:30 - 1 :00 p.m.  Keynote Speaker: Dean Kevin Kumashiro
1:15 - 2:15 p.m.  Session 1 
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.  Session 2
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.  Reception 

School of Education students, alumni, and faculty - and community educators and partners - are encouraged to submit proposals of research or curriculum projects that aim towards engaged scholarship, partnerships with communities, and/or social impact. Submissions can be works in progress and all participants will receive feedback for moving their work forward. All sessions will be participatory in nature with ample time for discussion.

Types of Submissions:

  • Individual Roundtable Submission Papers: Individuals may submit a proposal to present individually in a roundtable session. Individuals will be grouped with others working on similar topics. Half the roundtable session will be for discussion, and each presenter will speak for no more than 10 minutes (3 individual presenters + 30 minutes for discussion). Each session will be assigned a moderator. 
  • Group Roundtable Submission: Groups of students, faculty, and alumni and/or community partners are invited to form their own roundtable on a common theme or project. Roundtables can be organized in a variety of formats, but should offer ample time for group discussion and engagement. Please designate a moderator from your group in your proposal.
  • Other Participatory Format: Groups of students, alumni, faculty and/or community partners are invited to form their own participatory session of no more than 60 minutes to share community, classroom, and/or clinical practices or projects in an interactive format. If the proposed session does not require a full 60 minute session, please indicate this in your proposal and you will be paired with other presenters.

Submission Information 

  • Submissions are due by October 31, 2014
  • All proposals should include:
    • Title of Session/Presentation
    • Indicate whether the proposal is for a
      • individual roundtable presentation
      • group roundtable session
      • other participatory session (partial or full session)
    • Names and roles of presenters
    • Description of paper/session (250-500 words) that includes an overview of what you will present, how the project links scholarship and practice, and what stage the project is at (beginning, in progress, complete).
  • Please note: We will aim to combine presentations from different departments and/or disciplines into the same roundtable, and the proposals for multiple presentations should aim to be cross-departmental.

Symposium Steering Committee:

School of Education Faculty & Staff

  • Rick Ayers
  • Monisha Bajaj
  • Amy Fogliani
  • Walt Gmelch
  • Judy Goodell
  • Susan Katz
  • Nicola McCLung

 For more information, please contact the faculty co-chairs of the symposium Rick Ayers ( and Monisha Bajaj (