Reminder: Call for Proposals CACSL Conference May 10-12, 2012
Reminder: Call for Proposals CACSL Conference May 10-12, 2012 avatar

Impacts of Community Engagement: Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning Conference

May 10-12, 2012 • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Call for Proposals Reminder: we invite papers, workshops, interactive session proposals for talking circles,  panels, presentations, and poster submissions.

The University of Saskatchewan is proud to host the 2012 CACSL Community Service-Learning Conference on May 10, 11, and 12.  We would be honoured by your involvement in this opportunity to share knowledge and conversation around the practice and outcomes of community service-learning in Canada.

The conference will focus on the impacts of community engagement, how all stakeholders involved in CSL are affected by CSL practices and programs. Our hope is to spark conversation, facilitate the development of potential research alliances, and share practices so that we can learn from authentic engagement with each other. More information on the conference is available at

Individual submissions are welcome, and joint submissions from stakeholder groups – community organizations, faculty and academics, and staff and practitioners – are highly encouraged. Proposals should be submitted by one person providing contact information with participants listed, up to two submissions per key contact person.  Proposals due February 14, 2012.

All proposals must follow the guidelines as they will appear in the submission form (available soon). Each proposal will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers, and will receive notification regarding acceptance by no later than March 13, 2012.

Session Formats*:

Academic Paper: presentation of research findings around community service-learning pedagogy, delivery, and outcomes. Time for questions and discussions are to be included in the session time allocation.

Workshop: interactive dialogue and activity around a model or aspect of community service-learning design, implementation, or evaluation. Interactivity, ideally with tangible outcomes is key to these sessions.

Talking Circles focus on a specific topic, especially one with varying points of view from all involved in CSL (e.g. instructors, community members, students), with a key presenter as someone both knowledgeable on and open to ideas about this topic. Active listening and thoughtful discussion are central to these sessions.

Posters highlight the work of research, best practices, and upcoming or ongoing projects. These posters will be shown on our opening evening, during the welcome reception.  This session is held to provide an opportunity to share new ideas in a focused, informal environment.

* More information on session structures will be available at

Our team looks forward to an exciting  and engagine conference; please join us in Saskatoon next May.

From all of us on the CACSL 2012 Conference Committee

Questions, comments, ideas  contact us:

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