Instructions for using the Proceedings

This page provides instructions about how to plan your conference experience by previewing the sessions, how to find information to use in your own scholarship, and how to join in conversation with other practitioners and scholars around the world. The Proceedings allows for interactivity, so we welcome you to ask questions and leave comments on each session page. Occasionally, the wiki editor function seems to have a mind of its own, so we also ask for your patience with any format inconsistencies that may arise. We believe that the interactive potential of the wiki outweighs these minor shortcomings.
How to plan your conference experience or find information to use in your own scholarship
Using the navigation bar to find conference sessions:
  1. The navigation bar is the light green area on the right hand side of the screen.
  2. The conference sessions have been organized by tracks (e.g., Civic Learning Outcomes; Community Partnerships & Reciprocity), listed on the navigation bar.
  3. Click on any conference track. You will be taken to a Table of Contents page for that track. All sessions in that track are listed.
  4. Each Table of Contents page has is a graphic representation (word cloud) of each session, as well as the title and lead facilitator's name. The word clouds in each track have the same color scheme, for clarity and cohesiveness.
  5. Click on any word cloud. You will be taken to the page about that session. On that page you will find detailed information about the session including facilitators' names and contact information, a summary of the session, and a reference list. At the bottom of each page you will find a link to a PDF of the page, which we recommend using as a reference document in your own work as it is the official representation of the session. Information regarding the date, time, and location of the sessions is included as well; please refer to the program distributed at the conference as logistics may change.

Using the search function to find conference sessions:
  1. Near the top of the navigation bar, there is a white box with the text “Search Wiki”
  2. Type into that box what you are searching for. You may search by keyword, conference track, session facilitator's name, session format, session title, etc.
  3. The search function will take you to a page that will provide you links to any content on this wiki that contain your search term. You will be able to click on any link you wish and will then be taken to that page.

How to join the conversation
  1. Anyone who visits the online Proceedings may comment on or ask questions about any of the sessions. Please give it a try! You will need to create a wiki account if you do not already have one, and you need to be a member of the Proceedings wiki (click on "Join" in the top right corner of the page - your request will be approved as soon as possible).
    • We request that all commenting be done with the commitment to maintaining the sense of order and decorum inherently associated with scholarly, professional publications.
  2. At the bottom of each conference session page, under the solid horizontal line, there is a comments section. To make a comment or ask a question, first click the EDIT tab at the upper right corner of that page.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and type in your comment under the solid horizontal line, leading with your name.
  4. After typing your comment or question, click the “Save” button on the upper right of the grey navigation bar at the top of your screen. You have joined the conversation!
  5. Session facilitators have been notified that comments and questions may be left on their session page in case they wish to respond or to post their own. We cannot guarantee that they will check these session pages. If there is something that you want to make sure reaches the session facilitators, you may want to also consider emailing them directly. Their email addresses are usually included at the top of the session page.
  6. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you find that you have inadvertently made any other changes to the Proceedings beyond leaving your comments and questions ... or if for any reason you need to undo an edit and cannot do so ... or if you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact Billy O'Steen [] for assistance.

Please reference the pdf version of the Proceedings (IARSLCE 2011 Conference Proceedings.pdf) using the following citation format:Author(s). (2011). Title of session. In B. Harrison, B. O'Steen, P. Clayton, K. Edwards, & Editorial Fellows (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement 11th Annual Conference (pp. #- #). New Orleans, LA: IARSLCE.

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