The 2015 New England Regional Campus Compact Symposium will take place on June 9-10 at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Register Now for either day at $75, or take advantage of two full days for $125.
This extraordinary two-day event is sponsored by the state Campus Compact affiliates in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, as well as the Five College Community-Based Learning Committee. It is open exclusively to faculty, staff, administers, and community partners from Campus Compact member colleges and universities.
The Symposium aims to outline the fundamentals of PK-16 partnerships, to share high-impact practices in campus-school collaboration, and to enhance the Campus Compact network by further developing cross-state relationships and partnerships. Highlights include:
June 9, 10:30 am – 5:30 pm – Community Engagement Leaders Retreat
Ann Hopkins Gross, Dean of Students at Southern Vermont College will facilitate a discussion on how civic and community engagement and service-learning leaders balances into work and life, while providing strategies for reducing stress and improving well-being. President of National Campus Compact Andrew Seligsohn will deliver keynote address: “Why our Work Matters”.
June 10, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm: Scholarly Symposium on Engagement: Partnership for Success—Bridging the K–12-to-Higher Education Pipeline through Civic Engagement
Examining efforts from across New England, this symposium will explore the opportunities and complexities of partnering with K-12 education and youth-serving organizations, highlight effective partnerships and programs, and review research that is advancing policy and practice. Keynote address by Dr. Leda Cooks, UMass Amherst, recipient of the 2014 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award – “Understanding the Educational Ecosystem through Community-based Learning: What’s at Stake in University-Community Partnerships for Social Change?” Dr. Cooks will discuss the contributions of community-based learning to the educational ecosystem and why such partnerships are critical to learning across the system.