Community Engagement Administrators Conference, Elon University – Jun 13

Posted by NC Campus Engagement on April 23, 2024

The tides of change are rising on our campuses and in our nation. Many campuses are facing resource scarcity, enrollment declines, free speech conundrums, bans and gag orders on what language can be used and what can be taught, questions about the value of a degree, and calls to eliminate or reduce investment in non-academic endeavors, just to name a few. Meanwhile, polarization, misinformation, and disinformation are at record high, while we are on the brink of the most contentious election in recent memory. The geopolitical landscape is rapidly changing with war and entanglements on the rise around the world. Meanwhile, our communities continue to face persistent social challenges such as poverty, food insecurity, homelessness, educational inequity, and more. Oh, and don’t forget the climate and AI. In the midst of all this, there has been a noticeable increase in turnover in community engagement positions on campuses.

Despite these challenges Community Education Professionals (CEPs) continue to facilitate impactful, transformative community and civic engagement courses, initiatives, programs, projects, and partnerships. We bear witness to the transformative impact of these efforts on students, faculty, administrators, communities, and community members. We stay committed to the work and are seeking continuous improvement and impact.

Join us in North Carolina at Elon University on June 13, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for reflection, networking, and facilitated conversations to help encourage and support community engagement professionals who do this work every day.

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