The Eastern Region Campus Compacts are seeking proposals to present at our 2019 Biennial Regional Conference taking place in Providence, RI from March 25-27, 2019. Proposals are being accepted for moderated panel sessions, workshops, or poster sessions.
The 2019 conference theme is Education for Democracy: Innovating in Complex Times. Higher Education is influenced by significant social, economic, and political factors within and beyond academe, and campuses are at the nexus of multiple social movements. The field of civic and community engagement is challenged to respond, contribute, and lead change-making efforts on and off campus that improve our communities and democracy. The rate of change is quickening, and we must ensure that our scholarship and practice is evolving to ensure student, institutional, and community impact. Innovation requires us to think and act differently. We are compelled to develop new educational opportunities and processes that provide solutions to complex problems and advance our common purposes of educating students for civic and social responsibility and improving communities. Through a lens of the conference theme, proposals may cover a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to: