Roads Scholar Engagement Tour

Registration for the 5th annual Roads Scholar Tour is now open! The September 12-13 Tour will focus on Central Oregon with an overnight at Kah-Nee-Tah Resort. The goal of the tour is to have new faculty, (0-3 year’s, professional/tenure-track/Professor of Practice) and/or employees who are new to engagement, experience community engagement and explore opportunities for increased engagement. The Roads Scholar Tour will also visit sites where future engagement could exist including the OSU Cascades Campus and The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The University Division of Outreach and Engagement sponsors the tour, so there is no cost to join the tour, a $20 non-refundable registration fee does apply. Space is limited to 50 OSU employees and a pre-tour luncheon is scheduled for September 7th. Register at: http://bit.ly/OERoadsScholarTour2016.   Registration ends August 31st.                                                  

Questions can be directed to Jeff.Sherman@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-1384


Past participant testimonials

“The tour helped me better appreciate the university and also think about potential partnerships.”

“It was a great opportunity to meet other OSU faculty and staff and to find out how outreach and engagement contributes to their work.”

“I met some really interesting people and am looking forward to finding opportunities to collaborate in the future.”

“I enjoyed the opportunity to visit sites and organizations where Oregon State has an engaged research connection.”


Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to check out the FAQ for the Roads Scholar Engagement Tour


Registration Link:  http://bit.ly/OERoadsScholarTour2016 

Link to the Kah-Nee-Tah Resort:

If you have have any questions, please contact Jeff Sherman

 

2016 Roads Scholar Grant (Word Doc)

The 2016 will be held on Sept. 12-16 and hosted by Central Oregon. 

Register to participate in this year's Roads Scholar Engagement Tour

Itinerary:

Wednesday, September 7th

 Pre-bus tour “Engagement” Workshop

Presentations by:

-Scott Reed- Welcome

 -Dana Sanchez- Matrix on Engagement and Grant Program

-Susanna Riveria-Mills- What is Engaement?

-Jane Waite- Social Justice and Community Engagement 

Monday, September 12th (Warm Springs)

Depart from Reser Stadium

Arrive at Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center (COARC)

Lunch at COARC

                -Carol Tollefson- Will share research work for the center

Depart for Warm Springs

                -Scott Dugan- Presentation on local agriculture

Arrive at Museum at Warm Springs

                -Welcome Ceremony held by Tribe

                -Tour of Museum

                -Cultural food tasting

Accommodations are reserved at the Kah-Nee-Tah Resort

Dinner- Salmon bake

                Extension Program in Warm Springs

                -Beth Ann Beamer

                -Scott Dugan

                -Jennifer Oppenlander

Tuesday, September 13th (Bend and Redmond)

Fun Run (optional)

Breakfast

Depart for Bend

Arrive at OSU Cascades

                -Ribbon cutting

                -Campus Tour

                -Lisa Templeton- Presenting about Extended Campus

Lunch at OSU Cascades

Depart for Redmond

                -Dana Martin- Presentation about Extension Office

Arrive to Redmond

Breakout Session:

                -Leadership and High Ropes

                -Horticulture, Green House, and Agriculture

                -Open Campus and Juntos Activity

                -Basics of Food Preservation

                -Woodlands Management

Depart from Redmond

Arrive in Corvallis


Suggested reading

In preparation for the bus tour, it is recommended that participants read a selection of articles related to engagement. These articles can be found on our Resources for Faculty and Staff page.


Past participant testimonials

“The tour helped me better appreciate the university and also think about potential partnerships.”

“It was a great opportunity to meet other OSU faculty and staff and to find out how outreach and engagement contributes to their work.”

“I met some really interesting people and am looking forward to finding opportunities to collaborate in the future.”

“I enjoyed the opportunity to visit sites and organizations where Oregon State has an engaged research connection.”


Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to check out the FAQ for the Roads Scholar Engagement Tour


Past tours

2015

  • Confederate Siletz Tribe (Newport)
  • Hatfield Marine Science Center (Newport)
  • Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery (Tillamook)
  • Tillamook Bay Community College (Tillamook)
  • Tillamook Cheese Factory (Tillamook)

2014

  • PCUN / CAPACES Leadership Institute (Woodburn)
  • Columbia Gorge Community College (Hood River)
  • Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (Hood River)
  • Willamette Valley Vineyards (Turner)

2013

  • Tillamook Bay Community College
  • Hatfield Marine Science Center (Newport)

2012

  • North Willamette Research and Extension Center (Aurora)
  • Oregon Food Bank (Portland)
  • Food Innovation Center (Portland)
  • WaterWise Demonstration Garden (Newberg)
  • PCUN Oregon's Farmworker Union (Woodburn)
  • Networking reception and dinner at the Oregon Garden

If you have have any questions, please contact Jeff Sherman.