#CLDE17: Join us for the Pre-conference Session: Measures That Matter
Years ago as a director of service-learning and community engagement I worked to support faculty initiating or trying to strengthen partnerships while also building academic careers. Then I became a faculty member myself and moved up the academic leader. Along the way I have studied this issue and come up with some strategies that I think can be helpful to faculty leaders, directors of centers, provost offices, and promotion and tenure committees working to motivate and regard faculty work in this area
#CLDE17 FRIDAY PLENARY | Dialogue and Deliberation Forum Safety and Justice
Democratic dialogue and deliberation build civic capacities and consciences to tackle the highly salient and most complex wicked problems facing communities today. It rejects the expert model of technical expertise and specialization towards a truly democratic framework of accessibility and empowerment. The practice of dialogue and deliberation cultivates student abilities necessary to explore enduring and multidisciplinary questions and solve persistent public problems. Thus, the capacities necessary for productive and meaningful dialogue and deliberation—critical thinking, emphatic listening, creative problem solving, ethical leadership, collaboration, issue framing—are not only essential for sustaining a vibrant democracy, they are the best preparation for our students/citizens/graduates to be successful in the 21st century.
Are You Prepared? Partnerships for Emergency Response
An important partnership to develop in preparation for an emergency event is with your campus police department. Campus police officers will be at the front line of the campus’ response to an emergency, in coordination with city/county authorities and emergency responders. If you and your office have an ongoing partnership with the campus officers, they will recognize you, know the type of assistance you can provide, and direct you to the location or task for your service. During an emergency, things may be happening quickly and the scene may be chaotic, and it is not the time to be making introductions and describing your skill sets. You also may not have on your university nametag or have your campus ID card with you, and the name/face recognition from the campus officer will be the only way to enter into the response area.
#CLDE17: Three Half-Day Pre-conference Workshops the Morning of June 7, 2017
During the 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting, there are a variety of pre-conference sessions geared toward honing in on our civic skills. On Wednesday, June 7th, there are three morning pre-cons exploring assessment, engaged scholarship, and dialogue and deliberation training.
#CLDE17: Three Half-Day Pre-conference Workshops the Afternoon of June 7, 2017
During the 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting, there are a variety of pre-conference sessions providing opportunities to hone in on our civic skills. On Wednesday, June 7th, consider attending one of the afternoon pre-cons geared toward measuring civic outcomes, educating for democracy, curriculum integration of civic responsibility, and a special civic workshop solely for students.
A Place at the Table: Dialogues Around Community Partnerships
The Center for Student Engagement at the University of Nevada, Reno continues to examine the foundations and processes that build meaningful and successful partnerships. Our colleagues at East Carolina University’s Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement recently submitted an excellent article to the Lead Initiative Blog that outlines some helpful resources and components of the intake and assessment process. We add another idea to this discussion of building community partnerships – setting up opportunities for dialogue. Earlier this semester, we worked with our Office of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement and our Career Studio to host for the first time an informational networking event where community organizations were invited to learn more about different opportunities for working with the university and the objectives of each context. The event also featured an informal networking time afterward where the organizations could speak to any of our offices to share their work or learn more about ours.