2016 CT Civic Action Summit Workshop: Civic Action Statement Planning

June 7, 2016

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.

Civic Action Statement Planning for Campus Executive Leadership

Andrew Seligsohn, Campus Compact

400 presidents and chancellors have signed the Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Action Statement, thereby making a commitment to develop a Campus Civic Action Plan. Participants in this session will learn how to get started on developing a Campus Civic Action plan. We will focus on how to build a process that yields a plan to build capacity, reform systems and processes, and change campus culture. The whole discussion will center on moving from existing campus resources to an institution that is maximizing the impact of engagement both for students and for communities.Please note: this session is designed for campus executive leadership: presidents, vice presidents, chief academic officers, deans, etc.

Presenter Bio

AndreDr. Andrew Seligsohn has been serving as the President of Campus Compact since June 2014. He brings extensive experience in community involvement in higher education, having served as a faculty small liberal arts institution and as an administrator at large private and public universities prior to his work with Campus Compact. Previously, he served as associate Chancellor for Civic Engagement at Rutgers-Camden as well as Director of Civic Engagement Learning at Princeton University. He  also served as faculty member in the Department of Political Science at Hartwick College from 2001-2007, where he earned tenure and promotion to the rank of associate professor. Dr. Seligsohn holds a Ph.D from the University of Minnesota and a B.A from Williams College.

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