The Role of Provosts with Institutionalization
In our aim to institutionalize community engagement, the role of the chief academic officer is critically important, but often overlooked. At a recent meeting of CSU provosts, Jerry Eisman and Season Eckardt asked the question, “How can academic leaders further a community engagement agenda?” The hour-long presentation consisted of some discussion and presentations made by four CSU provosts from Fresno, San Francisco, San Jose, and San Marcos who demonstrate active leadership.
A powerpoint presentation and a partial list of next steps for provosts are available.
Public Work and the Academy – Mark Langseth (editor), William M. Plater (editor)
Callings: Fostering Vocation through Community-based Learning, a national conference hosted by the Ignation Center for Jesuit Education at Santa Clara University will take place March 15-17, 2007. Leading up to the conference, the Center has launched web-based conversations featuring essays and responses on themes such as international community-based learning and student formation, by a variety of scholars including, Anne Colby of the Carnegie Foundation.
Catching Waves: Using Engagement to Address Critical Issues, the Tenth Annual Continuums of Service Conference will take place in San Jose, CA from April 12-14, 2007.
CSU Monterey Bay will host Educators for Community Engagement's Reflections on the Bay from June 7-9, 2007. This annual national gathering uniquely combines learning circles with concrete workshops that provide service-learning practitioners, including community partners, students and faculty with an opportunity to dialogue in-depth on creative strategies for teaching, learning, and social justice.