2010 CCNCCE Annual National Conference

General Information
Keynote Speakers
Hotel Information
Transportation Information
Special Activities
Photo Release


Formulas 4 Success
in Service Learning and Civic Engagement

(Information subject to change without notice.)

The Community College National Center for Community Engagement (CCNCCE) invites you to its 19th annual conference which will be held on May 26 through 28, 2010 at the DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.


Conference Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
8:00 am - 9:00 amRegistration
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Morning Pre-Conferences
Preparing for the 2010 Elective Carnegie Classification on Community Engagement

Facilitator: Gail Robinson
Presenters: Debra Bohr, Lori Moog, and Carole Lester

Reciprocity: The Non-Zero Sum Protocol for Socially Innovative Partnerships

Presenter: Mursalata Muhammad

Writing Grants that Succeed

Presenter: Joseph Swaba

12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Afternoon Pre-Conferences
Measuring Up, Down, and Inside-Out: Techniques for Assessing Service Learning Outcomes

Presenter: Christine Cress

Service Learning in the Energy-Climate Era: Degrees Matter

Presenter: Robert Franco

Teacher Preparation and Service Learning

Presenter: Ola Jackson

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Registration
6:30 pm Welcome Reception
Thursday, May 27, 2010
7:00 am - 8:00 amRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 10:00 amGeneral Session with Keynote Address and Awards Ceremony

Community Colleges + the Corporation for National and Community Service = A Formula 4 Successful Civic Engagement

Keynote Speaker: Tracey Seabolt

10:00 am - 10:30 amRefreshment Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pmConcurrent Sessions
Service-Learning 101: Nuts & Bolts

Presenters: Philip Simpson, Karyn Ott, and Evelyn Young

Unexpected Learnings: Rescue from Peru

Presenter: Debra Pitton

Strategic Approaches to Community Engagement

Presenter: Peter Sawyer

Integrating Civic Responsibility into the Curriculum

Presenters: Mary Prentice, Emily Morrison, and Hoover Zariani

Service Learning: A Teaching Approach to Prepare Students for Success in College and Careers.

Presenters: Lori Moog, Mary Balut, and Margaret Maghan

Recipes for Engagement through Service-Learning: Ingredients for a Healthy Service-Learning Program

Presenters: Duane Oakes, Liz Meyer, and Lexi Harvey


Identifying Factors Critical to Institutionalization of Service-Learning: Identities, Reciprocities, and the Furco Criteria for Institutionalization

Presenters: Martha Bergin and Yvonne Zeka

Building Effective Partnerships--Starting with You!!!

Presenters: Jennifer Dorr and Atina Pascua

12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch with Keynote Speaker

The Obama Administration's Community College Agenda

Keynote Speaker: Hal Plotkin

1:00 pm - 2:00 pmConcurrent Sessions
Partners for Success: the Relationship between the Office for Service-Learning and the Faculty as a Means of Infusing Service-Learning in the Curriculum

Presenters: Karyn Ott and Deborah Sanders

Performance and Presentation Skills for Teachers: Integrating the Arts into Education Classes

Presenters: Tracy Wyant and Susan Bender

Course Mapping:Finding Hidden Talent in the ranks.

Presenters: Penny Boykins

Put it on paper! Creating and sustaining newsletters, annual reports, publications through your small office.

Presenters: Cassandra Moore

Chandler Writes!: Building Reciprocal Relationships with Your Community

Presenters: Chris Schnick and Alison Whiting

Service Learning on a Wing and a Prayer

Presenters: Peggy Johnson, Andrew Johnson, and Marilyn Delorne

2:00 pm - 2:15 pmBreak
2:15 pm - 3:15 pmConcurrent Sessions
Creating a Military Friendly Campus through National Partnerships and Service

Presenter: Frances Villagran-Glover

Make It Personal: College Completion

Facilitator: Gail Robinson
Presenters: Tawnda Bickford, Sean Brumfield, and Duane Oakes

A Mutual Housing--Kapiolani CC Collaboration: the Learning Center at Palolo Homes, Its History, Development, and Fruition.

Presenters: Judith Kirkpatrick, Tanya Renner, and Charles Sasaki

Assessment and Service-Learning

Presenter: Dena Shonts

Hooked on a Feeling: Civic Engagement, Emotion, and Service-Learning

Presenters: Dane Emmerling, Jenny Louis, and Melanie Deffendall

Creating a Trans-disciplinary Service Learning Partnership at Your Institution

Presenter: Arnold Bell and Thomas Myers

Chocolate with a Twist, Coffee with a Conscience: Integrating Service-Learning and Civic Engagement into Campus Events

Presenter: Amy Johnson

3:15 pm - 3:30 pmRefreshment Break
3:30 pm - 4:30 pmConcurrent Sessions
The MLK Challenge: A service event that will engage and inspire your students.

Presenter: Dena Shonts

Transforming the Technical Writing Curriculum for Social Innovation

Presenter: Jennifer Johnston

Successful Spaces of Empowerment

Presenter: Simone Dunlap


Presenters: Pamela Edington and Gail Robinson

How to Make a Difference in the Community

Presenters: Yvonne Tam

Developing Collaborative International Service Learning Projects:Partnership vs. Patronage

Presenters: Lori Halverson-Wente, Mark Halverson-Wente, and Kim Sin

From the School to the Community: A service - learning program to develop active citizenship

Presenter: Esther Luna

6:30 pm Dinner

Master of Ceremonies: Dr. Rudy Garcia

Friday, May 28, 2010
7:00 am - 8:30 amRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 10:00 am General Session with Keynote Address
Is the Lack of Civility Making Our College Campuses Unsafe? Can Service Learning be a Remedy?

Keynote Speaker: Rudy Garcia

10:00 am - 10:30 amRefreshment Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pmConcurrent Sessions
Political Discourse on Campus

Presenter: Alberto Olivas

Civility in a Digital World

Presenters: Rudy Garcia and Barbara Wallace

Spring Fling to Success: Making Service Learning Fun for Everyone

Presenters: Jean Kouch and Karla Mendez

Funding, Finding, Facilitating

Presenter: Maxine McGarvey


Merging the Head and the Hand: Service Learning and Reform Movements of the 19th Century

Presenters: Susan Hasegawa, Ellen Turkel and Cassie Morton


Presenter: Karen Rose

Formulas for Success: Methods (and Mishaps) in Incorporating Service-learning in Distance-delivered Courses

Presenters: Cheryl Siemers, Scott Downing, and Krista Timlin

Inspiring a STEMester of Service: A K-16 Model of Collaboration

Presenter: Susan Abravanel

12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch and Networking
1:00 pmConference Adjourned

Keynote Speakers

Community Colleges + the Corporation for National and Community Service = A Formula 4 Successful Civic Engagement

With the spotlight shining brightly on national service, this past year has been a time of tremendous excitement at the Corporation for National and Community Service. Find out how the recent expansion of national service through the Kennedy Serve America Act, the welcoming of new CEO Patrick Corvington, and an alignment between CNCS and US Department of Education administrative policies will support your service-learning and civic engagement programs.

Tracey Seabolt, a Program Coordinator with Learn and Serve America, will provide updates from the CNCS headquarters in Washington DC. Learn how policy changes enacted through the Serve America Act will affect you and your college. Gather insights on the CEO's vision and the Corporation's new five-year plan so you can plan a corresponding future for your institution. Become a key partner in Learn and Serve America policy development by sharing your suggestions for future Higher Education grant competitions and changes to the President's Higher Education Honor Roll. Work with Learn and Serve America to meet the demands of the Administration by learning more about the new community impact tool that will allow us to quantify program impact and articulate how college students solve real community problems. Discover how, working together, community colleges and the Corporation for National and Community Service will increase the depth and breadth of the national service movement to positively impact students and their world.

Keynote Speaker: Tracey Seabolt joined the Corporation for National and Community Service as a Learn and Serve America Program Coordinator in October 2006. Prior to joining the Corporation, she helped to implement Maryland's statewide service-learning graduation requirement, as a Program Coordinator with the Maryland Student Service Alliance at the Maryland Department of Education, a Learn and Serve America grantee. Tracey has managed service-learning and volunteer programs in community-based and government settings for nearly 20 years.

Her dedication to the community extends beyond her professional capacity into private life. Most notably, Tracey has been a fundraising team leader for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for 10 years and has consistently ranked among the top individual fundraisers and fundraising teams nationwide. She founded and directed a faith-based AIDS Awareness Ministry, developed a program to recruit and train service-learning students as peer health educators for substance abuse, and established and managed Baltimore County, MD's first 4-H youth chorus. Tracey has been a member of the Maryland Council of Directors of Volunteer Services since 1996, recently serving as Board President.

Tracey and her husband live in Annapolis MD with their two cats. They can often be found in the presence of the seven U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen they mentor as sponsor parents or enjoying the Chesapeake Bay on their power boat.

The Obama Administration's Community College Agenda

President Obama has placed a major focus on community colleges. In addition to elevating community college officials to his administration's most senior positions with responsibility for higher education policy and programs, he also proposed the American Graduation Initiative, a multi-billion dollar, multi-year federal effort to increase access and success in higher education, with a specific focus on boosting community college graduation rates, for which $2 billion dollars has been allocated over the next four years. Mr. Plotkin will discuss current administration plans to support community college access and success, including through the Online Skills Initiative proposed by the president.

Keynote Speaker: Hal Plotkin is the Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary of Education (OUS), United States Department of Education. The OUS has responsibility for all federal higher education policies and programs. Previously, Mr. Plotkin was a trustee and board president at the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, based in Silicon Valley California, where he oversaw two community colleges with a combined enrollment of approximately 45,000 students. Mr. Plotkin is a writer and editor by profession, who has published more than 600 articles on business, science, technology and education. His publishers include Inc. magazine, Forbes ASAP, Family Business magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle's SFGate.com, and CNBC.com, where he served as Silicon Valley correspondent. He is also a founding editor of public radio's Marketplace program.

Is the Lack of Civility Making Our College Campuses Unsafe? Can Service Learning be a Remedy?

Are you and your colleagues concerned about the rising lack of civility on your college campuses? Is incivility itself a cause of bad behavior that in turn, is a cause of more serious campus safety issues? The Virginia Tech tragedy in 2007 brought to attention many concerns that are often held by faculty, students and staff regarding alarming student behavior. Is the decrease in civility a contributing factor to this growing problem?

The instances of problem behavior on college campuses are often seen but not often discussed in open forums. Come join us in a dialogue about how we can bring civility back to college campuses through service learning and civic engagement programs. Let us see together that hope is on the horizon.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rudy M. Garcia is the Dean of Students at Central New Mexico Community College. Central New Mexico Community College has five campuses and an enrollment of 28,000 credit students and 8,000 non-credit students. Rudy is responsible for various components of college safety and investigates on the average over 400 cases a year involving student code of conduct violations. He works closely with campus security, Albuquerque Police Department, Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office, Rio Rancho Police Department and New Mexico State Police on various student issues. He has developed innovative programming aimed at helping to improve student behavior and civility on all of CNM's campuses. His philosophy focuses on changing negative behavior into positive behavior by respecting and identifying with the needs students bring to his office.

He has been a faculty member at Webster University, Wayland University and Central New Mexico Community College. He has 18 years of teaching experience in leadership, management, and civic engagement. He has been a service learning and civic engagement consultant for the American Association of Community Colleges, the Community College National Center for Community Engagement, and National Campus Compact for the past 12 years. His administrative experience includes 18 years in higher education and 22 years in government, non-profit and corporate entities.

In 1995, he received the Albuquerque People's Choice Award for Best College Professor and in 1991 received a National Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Texas at Austin. In 1999 he won the National Bellwether Award for Service Learning. In 2003, he received the President's Lifetime Volunteer Service Award issued on behalf of the President of the United States. In 2004 he won the National Service Learning Collaboration Award from the Community College National Center for Community Engagement. In 2005, he received the HUD National Award for Community Partnerships. In 2006, Rudy won the Corporation for National and Community Service Spirit of Service Award (the first community college representative to win the award).

Rudy holds a Bachelor of University Studies Degree and a Master of Arts in Management Degree from Tulane University, Webster University and University of New Mexico. He earned his doctorate degree from New Mexico State University in Community College Leadership. In addition to his current duties he also is an adjunct professor at New Mexico State University where teaches leadership and civic engagement courses.

Hotel Information

This year's conference will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort/Scottsdale. The conference room rate will be $104.00 plus applicable sales tax per night, single or double occupancy. This rate will be available 4 days pre and post based on availability. Please make your reservations early so you can take advantage of our special conference rate. This room rate is only guaranteed on reservations made prior to Thursday, April 22, 2010. Please call the DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort directly at 1-877-445-6677 and request the group rate for ROOM BLOCK MCC.

Don't delay-call in your hotel reservations now at the DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort- 445-947-5400 or 1-877-445-6677. Deadline: Thursday, April 22, 2010. Room rate is being made available four nights prior and after the conference based on availability. Check-in time is 4:00 pm and check-out time is noon.

If you check out prior to your reserved checkout date, the hotel will add an early checkout fee of $50 to your bill. To avoid an early checkout fee, please advise the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort at or before your check-in of any change in planned length of stay.

Cancellation-If you cancel your reservation less than 72 hours before your scheduled arrival date, you will be charged for 1 night of room and tax.

DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort/Scottsdale
5401 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85250-7090
Tel: 480-947-5400
Fax: 480-946-1524

For reservations, call 1-877-445-6677.

Transportation Information

Plan to arrive at Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona Sky Harbor Airport at least two hours before the first session you want to attend. This will allow time for unforeseen delays and to obtain ground transportation. You will need a minimum of 30 minutes of travel time to the hotel for hotel and conference registration.

Ground Transportation

SuperShuttle vans are available outside the baggage claim area. CLICK HERE to view the flyer with information on discounts for CCNCCE Conference participants and instructions for making online reservations. Please be aware that there may be multiple stops depending on the number of passengers.

Taxi Cabs are available outside of the baggage claim area. They may run over $30.00 depending on the time of day.

Rental Cars are available at the airport. Also, Avis is located in the hotel lobby.

Special Activities

Welcome Reception
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
6:30 pm-North Pool

Join us for some spicy salsa music and delicious food at our Welcome Reception!

Don't forget to bring your favorite college or service learning t-shirt to exchange with a colleague and make a new friend!

Thursday, May 27, 2010, 6:30 pm
Forum Ballroom


To view our selection of songs, please click on the red "Karaoke" above and view the songbook for Package #CAV46. We look forward to being entertained by the fabulous talent of our conference participants with the one and only Dr. Rudy Garcia as Master of Ceremonies! Remember to wear your favorite Mexican Fiesta attire, as there will be a prize for the best costume!

DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort is close to hundreds of galleries, great shopping at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall and the Borgata Shops, and a wealth of fine restaurants and shops in historic 'old town' Scottsdale, as well as a scenic hiking trail, all within 1 mile of the resort.
The hotel offers free shuttle service to Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall and to Old Town Scottsdale! On site, the resort has a fitness room, putting green, pool, tennis court, and playground. They also offer basketball, racquetball, and sight seeing tours.

CLICK HERE for information on local attractions.

Conference Fees

There will be a $50 registration cancellation fee prior to April 20. Registration fees are not refundable after April 20. Note: Registrations are transferable.

Registration TypeEarly Bird Fee
(on or before April 20)
Regular Fee
After April 20
College/University Participant$425.00$445.00
Community Agency Partner$375.00$400.00
Student Participant$300.00$325.00
Thursday Only$225.00$250.00
Friday Only$200.00$200.00

Pre-conference Fees

There is a separate fee for attending the pre-conference which is not included in the regular conference fee. This fee covers both morning and afternoon pre-conference workshops.

Registration TypeEarly Bird Fee
(on or before April 20)
Regular Fee
After April 20
All $150.00$175.00

Photography and Participant Release:

Submission of your Conference Registration and/or Proposal to Present authorizes CCNCCE to publish in any format and use for any purposes your name, affiliation, and any photographs, video footage, and audio recording taken of you at the 2010 CCNCCE Annual National Conference.