Community Engagement Institute

Posted by Inland Northwest Service-Learning Partnership on February 16, 2015

Community Engagement Institute
May 21-22, 2015
Spokane, WA

Sponsored by the Inland Northwest Service-Learning Partnership, Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, Spokane Falls Community College, Whitworth University, Washington State University

INSLP (Inland Northwest Service-Learning Partnership) welcomes faculty, staff and community representatives to the 2015 Intercollegiate Community Engagement Institute (CEI) May 21-22, 2015 in Spokane, WA. This two-day institute provides opportunities to connect and learn with colleagues to promote community engaged teaching and scholarship that positively impacts our students and communities.

What is the CEI? The institute brings together administrators, faculty, staff and community representatives from the Inland Northwest to discuss Service-Learning and community engagement initiatives, share promising practices and examine how institutions may become better able to seek solutions to complex challenges. The conference seeks to share innovations in Service-Learning pedagogy and scholarship as well as to further discussions about the meaningful engagement of higher-education and communities to respond collaboratively to issues of need.

Why Spokane? The CEI brings campus and community partners together in a traditional gathering place, near the Spokane River falls, each year. This location emphasizes the importance of place and recognizes the responsibilities that institutions of higher education bear to the communities in which they live. We draw inspiration from the geography of our region and the Spokane River to examine the changing currents of campus/community partnerships that bring about innovative and strategic responses to community needs.

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