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A Virtual Event on March 31, 2021

 

Sponsored by University Outreach and Engagement as part of

 Discoveries to Impact Week!

This year's Engaged Scholarship Symposium will feature the winners of the 2021 President's Engaged Scholarship Awards. The annual awards program recognizes individual Texas Tech faculty and teams of faculty (including students and staff) from all disciplines for a project or activity that demonstrates exemplary and sustained commitment to mutually beneficial partnerships with external communities. Recognized individuals apply their academic knowledge and expertise to address a specific community need or larger social issue in collaboration with community partners, aiming to find solutions that may impact the social or economic well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

The awards program consists of the following categories:

• The President's Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Award
• The President's Emerging Engaged Scholarship Award
• The President's Exemplary Program Award

The award winners in these categories will provide an overview of their projects and share best practices, challenges, and lessons learned. They will discuss the impacts that their engagement has had on communities, as well as teaching, research, and scholarship. Students who were involved in the award-winning projects will also share their perspectives and discuss the impacts that the experience has had on their learning and academic pathway.

The symposium will feature a morning and an afternoon session, as well as a keynote address. 


AGENDA

March 31, 2021

Morning Session

SESSION 1 10:00 - 11:30 AM
10:00 - 10:10 AM

Welcome by Dr. Rob Stewart,
Vice Provost, Texas Tech University

10:10-10:50 AM

"Evaluation of a Crisis Intervention Training Program Among Police Officers and Recruits"

PRESENTERS:

  • Dr. Sean Mitchell,
    Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, TTU College of Arts & Sciences
  • Dr. Megan Thoen,
    Adjunct Instructor, Director of the TTU Psychology Clinic, Department of Psychological Sciences, TTU College of Arts & Sciences
10:50 - 11:30 AM

"A University-to-District Partnership in Leadership Preparation: The Co-Construction of the Texas Tech University Principal Fellows Residency Program"

PRESENTERS:

  • Dr. Fernando Valle,
    Professor, Interim Special Education Department Chair, Department of Educational Psychology, Leadership, & Counseling, TTU College of Education
  • Dr. Irma Almager,
    Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership, TTU College of Education
  • Dr. Vanessa de Leon,
    Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership, TTU College of Education
  • Dr. Dusty Palmer,
    Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership, TTU College of Education
  • Dr. Selenda Cumby,
    Instructor, Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership, TTU College of Education
  • Dr. Kathy Rollo, Lubbock ISD Superintendent
  • Kristen Brown, Assistant Principal, Irons Middle School, Lubbock ISD
  • Patricia Lewis, Associate Superintendent, Administration, Innovation, and School Improvement
  • Amanda Rodriguez, Principal, Seguin Elementary, Grand Prairie ISD

Keynote Address

1:00 - 1:10 PM

Welcome by Dr. John Opperman,
Associate Vice Provost, University Outreach & Engagement

1:10 - 1:50 PM 

"The Role of Public Universities in Building Resilient Communities"

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: 

Join us for this keynote session as our speaker, Courtney Griesel, discusses the contemporary issues that urban communities are faced with. You will gain an understanding of the important role that university resources and expertise can play in helping address these issues, and discover ways of bringing those together with local governments and other community partners to find and implement long-term solutions.

Afternoon Session

SESSION 2 2:00 - 3:30 PM
2:00 - 2:10 PM

Welcome by Dr. Birgit Green,
Assistant Vice Provost, University Outreach & Engagement

2:10 - 2:50 PM

"The ACOM Block: An Innovative Course Structure to Engage Students with Industry"

PRESENTERS:

  • Dr. Lindsay Kennedy,
    Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, TTU College of Agricultural Education and Communications
  • Dr. Courtney Meyers,
    Professor & Graduate Studies Coordinator, Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, TTU College of Agricultural Education and Communications
  • Dr. Courtney Gibson,
    Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, TTU College of Agricultural Education and Communications
  • Dr. Erica Irlbeck,
    Professor, Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, TTU College of Agricultural Education and Communications
  • Haleigh Erramouspe, Legislative Coordinator, National Sorghum Producers; Agricultural Communications Student Alumna, Texas Tech University
2:50 - 3:30 PM

"West Texas 3D Covid-19 Consortium"

PRESENTERS:

  • Dr. John Carrell,
    Assistant Professor, TTU Honors College
  • Jnev Biros,
    Research Associate, Office of the Dean, TTU Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
  • Wooyoung Jang,
    Student, TTU Honors College
  • Dr. Simon Williams,
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor, TTU Health Sciences Center
  • Mark Merritt,
    CEO, Westech Seal, Inc.
CONCLUSION 

3:30 PM

 

Registration and Access to Virtual Sessions

Follow the link below to register for the 2021 Regional Engaged Scholarship Symposium and other events during Discoveries to Impact Week. Once registered, you will receive a separate email containing a Zoom link to the sessions. 


For more information, visit dti.ttu.edu or contact
University Outreach and Engagement.

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