Tempered Radicals, Social Entrepreneurs, and Cookie Bakers
Tempered Radicals, describe those professionals who maintain multiple, sometimes conflicting, commitments to their constituents and to social justice ideals (Dostilio, 2017, p. 16). These radicals are adept at holding conflict in one hand and leveraging relationships, priorities, and resources in the other. The one-day service during orientation is one such example. One-day events may not be as axis shifting as other high impact practices, but that does not mean they are not without merit.
Knowledge that Works at the Polls
While there is still a great deal of work ahead, Pavan Purswani and the Office of Transitions and Community Engagement will continue to work to drive voter engagement at UB. And while other campuses may consider adopting some of the successful practices at UB, it’s important to choose strategies that work for your campus and that keep your institution’s unique culture and practices in mind.
Lessons Learned & Resources from the Inaugural Washington & Jefferson College Symposium on Democracy
This Symposium was highlighted by internationally-renowned experts on democracy, student and faculty led panel discussions, exhibits in the U. Grant Miller library, and participation by the W&J community. Follow the link for more information and resources about these events.
Partnering with Community-based Organizations to Enhance the Community College
Brian R. Mitra, dean of student affairs at Kingsborough Community College, and Rachel Forsyth, senior division director for Good Shepherd Services, describe how they partnered to address high school dropout, college access, persistence, and graduation and created a network of support throughout the borough of Brooklyn.
Region II Conference Guidebook Available
Checkout all the events and options at the Regional conference with access to the NASPA Region II Conference Guidebook App! Available for download toady!
Service Learning at NJIT
Career Development Services has long provided service-learning support for a number of faculty members who recognized the added benefit of learning through civic engagement. Service-learning is a significant pedagogy that enhances the university’s mission of teaching, research, and service which falls within the University's 20/20 Vision. Current research supports that when there's successful involvement in community - based service experiences it does not only enhance the academic experience, but also provide opportunities for students to develop leadership, project management and communication skills.