Learning Resources

Academic Services & Learning Resources Division

Seventh Annual Partners in Learning Conference

Call for Proposals

Around the Theme of

Imagining & Cultivating Communities at De Anza

The conference offers opportunities for staff, faculty, and administrators to participate in highly interactive sessions focused on the power of community and the theme of imagining and cultivating communities. In each session, “presenters” will pose a question in 15 minutes or less, and then trained student facilitators will engage participants in a discussion to more deeply explore the question.

All De Anza staff, faculty, and administrators are encouraged to submit workshop question proposals consistent with the conference theme.


Friday, March 2, 2012

8:30am - 4pm

Conference Rooms A&B

Proposals Due 

1)  submit by        27th  January  2012

2)  submit to         kaufmancynthia@deanza.edu

3)  include             session title, question, brief description of question


A sense of community … signifies the presence of an agenda of common caring and grace. This agenda of common caring embraces a love for soul, for standard, and for system. There is a caring for the individuals in the community, for those whose welfare is held in trust. There is a caring for a standard of excellence and integrity. And there is a caring for the policy and physical systems in which men and women relate in both work and play. Central to the essence of community is the other face of love, which is forgiveness.

                                                                                                                                E. Brady Bogue

The simple truth about community is that it gathers around such personal virtues shared and multiplied. That truth becomes more pointed when we turn it around: community cannot, and will not, gather around smallness of mind, tightness of heart, banality of spirit, frenzy masquerading as efficiency, myopic views of reality, faddish techno-babble, obsession with the bottom line, or the fear that is masked by arrogance in too many intellectuals' lives.

Parker J. Palmer

Presenters and attendees will receive PGA/PAA credit (full time) & stipends (part time)

      Sponsors: The Institute of Community and Civic Engagement, Classified and Academic Senates,

        Office of Instruction, Staff & Organizational Development, Learning Resources Division

Division Office

Contact: Annette Corpuz Division Assistant        Phone: 408.864.8313


Last Updated: 1/26/12