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2010 Research Conference

Call for Proposals

Session Formats

Submission Deadline - Friday, February 5, 2010

Please note there are three (3) different formats through which you can share what you are doing and each format has different submission guidelines (.pdf).

FORMAT 1: PANEL PRESENTATIONS - 60-minute session
Present Your Research. We invite you, or your research team of faculty, community partners and students, to submit a proposal to share your research at the conference. We are most interested in presentations that highlight key components of your research. For example:

  • How did campus and community collaborate throughout the research process?
  • Where did the research question come from?
  • What were some of your key findings, how were they shared, and by whom?
  • How were the various partners impacted by participating in this process together? How were they impacted by the research findings?
  • What were some key learnings you had?

In each panel presentation, two teams whose research has a common connector (e.g. subject area, community) but different disciplinary roots, will share a summary of their research process and findings (15 minutes  per team). This will be followed by a 30-minute facilitated dialogue with the audience. If your proposal is accepted, it is vital to the success of the conference that your presentation focus on the questions asked in the Guidelines for Submission (.pdf), and that you adhere to the time limits established. See Criteria for Selection of Panel Presentations (.pdf)


FORMAT 2: INTERACTIVE and HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS - 90-minute session
Facilitate a Community-Based Research Workshop. We will offer four, 90- minute workshops on various aspects of community-based research. These are not presentations of research. Instead, they are workshops that support participants in building their knowledge, skills and capacities for engaging in community-based research. Co-facilitated workshops involving community partners, faculty/staff, and students are particularly encouraged, and your audience will likely include all these partners. We are looking for workshop facilitators who have experience facilitating a participatory, experiential workshop on a CBR topic, such as one of those listed below, but not limited to:

  • Campus and Community Framing the Research Question Together
  • Campus and Community Transforming Service Learning into CBR
  • Cultivating Community-Initiated Research Questions
  • Finding, Building and Sustaining Campus-Community Co-Researcher Relationships, Agreements
  • Innovative Funding Strategies for CBR
  • Roles of Community Partners, Faculty, and Students in Analyzing and Interpreting Data
  • Strategies for Recognizing, Acknowledging and Shifting Power Inequities in CBR

See Criteria for Selection of Workshops (.pdf)


FORMAT 3: CBR PROJECT E-PUBLICATION - post conference
Write a “snapshot” of your community-based research project for a Post-Conference Publication.
After the conference, we will to create an e-publication showcasing CBR initiatives across the CSU. In 300 words or less, describe your completed, well-underway, or on-going collaborative, community-based research project. Your submission should address the questions in the Guidelines for Submission (.pdf), such as: Who are the partners involved and how did they come together? What or who inspired the project? How did community and campus collaborate throughout the project? What is the purpose and what are the goals of the project? How has the project impacted the community, the university, the students, the faculty involved? What are some key learnings? What are the research team's next steps? See Criteria for Selection of CBR Project E-Publication Submissions (.pdf)