Strengthening Higher Education from Classroom to Community

Posted by on February 23, 2009

Through a Civic Lens: Strengthening Higher Education from Classroom to Community
April 1, 2009
at The University of Vermont in Burlington, VT

Keynote Address
“Creating Conditions for Student Success”
by Vincent Tinto,
Distinguished Professor of Education at Syracuse University

Join faculty, students and adminstrators and staff from Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Admissions, Retention, Diversity, Residential Life, and other offices to discuss the myriad ways civic engagement can be used to address institutional issues and challenges, such as student success and engagement, alcohol abuse, retention, diversity, residential life, and more.

The goals of the conference are to demonstrate the connection between civic engagement and other campus initiatives, encourage collaboration among departments, and provide strategies that promote better
educational experiences and outcomes for students.

Sample workshops and Roundtables include:
Building Communities of Success with Vincent Tinto
Administrator’s Roundtable on Addressing Institutional Challenges
Enrollment Management: Key Interventions to Promote Student Selections, Satifaction and Success
Navigating Controversy Effectively Using Dialogue and Shared Governance
Curricular Strategies for Student Success and Engaged Learning
Supporting Student Success in the First Year
Campus as Community Partner: Students as Agents for Campus Culture Change
Supporting Institutional Diversity
Transformational Learning and Scholarship Using Community-Based Research
Cross-Campus Collaborations to Enhance Student Success
and more!

To register, please visit:

For questions about registration, please contact BonnieRita Hearthstone at or (802) 443-2506.

For addditional information, please contact Cheryl Whitney Lower at or (802) 443-2507.

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