NE Regional Campus Compact Conference

Posted by on February 20, 2004

NE Regional Campus Compact Conference, April 15-16

We are writing to inform you about the upcoming Northeast Regional Campus Compact Conference scheduled for April 15 and 16, 2004 in Worcester, MA. This conference is being planned and sponsored by Campus Compacts in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

As in past Campus Compact conferences, our audience will comprise students, faculty, community service and service-learning directors, Academic Deans, Department Chairs and community partners. This year’s conference title and theme is “Demonstrating the Public Value of Higher Education.” The conference will demonstrate the public value of higher education by highlighting community-based teaching, research and service efforts along with regional and national best practices for higher education community engagement. There will be a focus on assessment and evaluation of both community and student impact as participants explore the issues of accountability and civic responsibility.

There will be six pre-conference institutes on April 15 and a total of 30 workshops during the conference on April 16. The topics of the institutes are: Partnering for Funding: Strategies for Success; Introduction to Service-Learning; A Dialogue for Faith-Based Colleges and Universities; Changing the University Landscape through Student Action, Power, and Voice; Diversity and Civic Engagement in Higher Education: Beyond Affirmative Action; and Best Practices in Community Service Work-Study. On the 16th following the keynote speaker, Mark Gearan, President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in New York, each of the three sessions will offer 10 workshop options.

There will be various workshop topics of interest for faculty, administrators and students. Some of the proposed workshop topics are: Creative Pedagogies; Institutionalizing Service-Learning in the Liberal Arts; Fulfilling the Public Mission of Public Institutions: The American Democracy Project; Service-Learning Across the Curriculum; Higher Education?s Impact on American Corporate Culture; Finding Your Voice: Students Creating an Engaged Campus; Civic Engagement and Public Policy. There will also be a Poster Session to provide an opportunity to showcase innovative campus initiatives. Some of the national presenters at the conference include: Donna Duffy, Dwight Giles, Liz Hollander, Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Frank Newman, Ken Reardon, and Edward Zlotkowski.

The early bird registration deadline is February 27, 2004 at a reduced rate and the final registration deadline is March 26, 2004. For more information, including workshop descriptions, presenter biographies, and to register online go to:

We hope that you can join us!

For further questions or information, feel free to call our office at (617) 627-3889.

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