Courtesy of the American Democracy Project; see the original posting here.
Ten years ago, St. Cloud State University (Minn.) hosted one of the first collaborative regional conferences of AASCU’s American Democracy Project (ADP) and Minnesota Campus Compact. Today, civic engagement is more widely recognized as a strategy for supporting students’ academic success and preparation for work, life and citizenship. Yet our work is not finished, and our campuses continue to seek deeper integration of civic learning and engagement into the student experience and campus culture, as well as a clearer sense of the public and educational value of civic work.
This September 28th and 29th, St. Cloud State University will again host another collaborative regional civic engagement conference, designed by two partner organizations, AASCU’s American Democracy Project (ADP) and Minnesota Campus Compact, and now joined by a new community college civic education organization, The Democracy Commitment (TDC). The conference brings together administrators, faculty, staff, students and community partners to further advance the progress we have made together at a regional summit at on September 28 and 29, 2014.
Those in attendance at the Realizing the Civic Mission of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities conference can expect to:
- Listen to presentations from local and national leaders
- Share their own experiences, knowledge, questions, and results
- Build connections across the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system to advance civic learning and work
- Develop next steps for their campuses with feedback from colleagues
- Increase their awareness of resources and initiatives available through state and national networks.
Participation is open to anyone interested. While we encourage participants to come as part of an institutional team, individual campus representatives are also welcome.
To find out more about the schedule, conference fees and accommodations, and to register for the event, please visit: http://www.aascu.org/meetings/adptdcregional14/.
We thank Hobsons for generously supporting this event and helping to make this program possible