2nd Annual CSU Conference on Community
Based Teaching and Research: Diversity in California
The conference featured half-day workshops by invited presenters; intermittent
open forums, determined by conference registrants; and panel discussion
sessions, for which we issued a general call for proposals.
On the first day of the conference (Fri, Feb 23, afternoon), there were concurrent
half-day workshops on the following topics: (i) supporting the development of ethnically
diverse students, (ii) developing research partnerships: challenges and benefits, (iii)
developing multicultural competencies in working with diverse communities, and (iv)
developing advocacy skills that build upon research efforts.
Panel Discussion Sessions
On the second day (Sat, Feb 24), the conference was organized around Panel
Discussion Sessions (.doc). Sessions were scheduled either for 60 minutes with 3 panelists
or for 75 minutes with 4 panelists. Each panelist presented for 15 minutes
leaving sufficient time for group discussion to follow.
Open forums provided an opportunity for new researchers and practitioners to meet and
discuss topics in a less formal setting. These forums also provided an opportunity for
faculty within the same discipline to gather. Forum topics were
participant driven and determined by reviewing the Request for Forum entries on the
Conference Registration site.
2007 CSU CBR Conference Program (.pdf)