Virtual Event: Does University-Based Climate Policy Engagement Meet Demand? – May 17

Posted by Campus Compact on April 25, 2023

Join Campus Compact for The Research University Civic Engagement Network (TRUCEN) Quarterly meetings to dive into contemporary topics, engage in dialogue, and network with fellow faculty, staff, and senior leaders from R1 institutions across the country.

All localities experience climate changes, but challenges and resources vary. R1 universities’ research and engagement can play a critical role in supporting their local communities to plan for and adapt to climate change. However, where collaboration is absent or not meeting localities’ needs, impact may be limited. This interactive session will provide an overview of in-depth interviews with local sustainability officers to investigate their needs for climate-related research and where adjacent TRUCEN universities might contribute (n=42, 68% response rate).

In short, we find substantial evidence of unmet desire for collaboration among local sustainability officers. During this presentation we’ll present an overview of our research approach and the inventory of unmet needs among localities that TRUCEN engagement and research can contribute to, and relational findings providing insights on why collaborations occur. Following a review of the findings, small groups discussions will focus on takeaways for your campus’ local climate engagement and where Campus Compact and TRUCEN may support moving forward.

Date and Time: May 17, 2023, 2:00-3:15 PM

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