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2016 CT Civic Action Summit Workshop: Engaged Scholarship

Workshops at the Civic Action Summit will address the central question of the summit, “What does the world need from higher education?” through different themes. Engaged Scholarship, Elaine Ward Voices of the Next Generation of Engagement and the Future of Higher Education This session is designed to deepen understanding of the scholarly identities, professional practices, public commitments, and aspiration of a new generation of engaged scholars.  The session draws on the work of the new book Publicly Engaged Scholars:  Next Generation Engagement and the Future of Higher Education, Edited by Margaret Post, Elaine Ward, Nicholas Longo, and John Saltmarsh (Spring…

2016 CT Civic Action Summit Workshop: Anchor Institution

Workshops at the Civic Action Summit will address the central question of the summit, “What does the world need from higher education?” through different themes. Anchor Institution, Melvyn Colón The Anchor Institution Task Force, a national affinity group for “eds and meds” and other anchor institutions, describes anchor institutions as “enduring organizations that are rooted in their localities.  It is difficult for them to leave their surroundings even in the midst of substantial capital flight.” They represent “stable local assets” that can “harness their resources in order to address critical issues such as education, economic opportunity, and health.” SINA, created…

2016 CT Civic Action Summit Workshop: Campus Dialogues

Workshops at the Civic Action Summit will address the central question of the summit, “What does the world need from higher education?” through different themes. Campus Dialogues, Val Ramos Public Discourse and Dialogue for Engagement This workshop will identify multiple methods of public discourse and dialogue and their application on higher education campuses and beyond.   Through an interactive exchange from participants will explore the opportunities and challenges associated with public discourse and dialogues, and its potential for impacting student learning, involving faculty and staff, and engagement with the local communities. Presenter Bio Valeriano (Val) Ramos Jr. is Director of Strategic…

2016 CT Civic Action Summit Workshop: Political Learning and Engagement

Workshops at the Civic Action Summit will address the central question of the summit, “What does the world need from higher education?” through different themes. Political Learning and Engagement, Rick Battistoni Community Engagement and Social Change: Educating for Democracy in a Volatile Election Year The political and electoral world of 2016 presents higher education with a unique set of challenges. This interactive workshop will encourage participants to go beyond service learning and community engagement to think about how to prepare students (and staff/faculty!) for participation in an increasingly contentious and polarized public realm. Presenter Bio Rick Battistoni is Professor of Political…

2016 CT Civic Action Summit Workshop: Student Activism

Workshops at the Civic Action Summit will address the central question of the summit, “What does the world need from higher education?” through different themes. Student Activism, Cathy Lechowicz and Mark Fopeano This discussion-based session will look at student activism and engagement on college campuses across the country, with specific implications for Connecticut’s higher education institutions. Drawing on their experiences working with students on Wesleyan and Yale’s campuses, the facilitators will outline the spectrum of activism on campus, and provide space for individuals to reflection on and discuss activism on their individual campuses. Together, facilitators and participants will help will…

Announcing 2016 CTCC Award Winners

CTCC’s Awards honor representatives of CTCC’s member institutions who exemplify the public purposes of colleges and universities by deepening their ability to implement all forms of public engagement, providing civic pathways to academic and career success, and nurturing a culture of engaged citizenship on campus and within communities. CTCC is pleased to announce that the winners of the 2016 CTCC Awards have been selected. Join us in congratulating this year’s recipients, who will be honored at the first Civic Action Summit on June 2. Campus-Community Partnership: ENRICH, New London Public Schools and Connecticut College Community Engaged Educator: Tara Jo Holmberg, Northwestern Connecticut Community College Community Engaged…

Student Spotlight: Anthony D’Ambrosio, Yale University

Yale University’s Anthony D’Ambrosio is one of four students from Connecticut Campus Compact member institutions who have been named 2016 Newman Civic Fellows. The Fellows were all nominated by the presidents of their college or university, and their selection as 2016 Newman Civic Fellows was announced by national Campus Compact. These student leaders represent the next generation of civic leaders. Through service, research, and advocacy, these Fellows are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change. “Anthony D’Ambrosio, a second year student at Yale University, is a student leader active in issues…