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Writing & Community Learning

At this half-day workshop for faculty, staff, and community partners from across New England, we will engage with big-picture questions about what participants want students to learn in their community-engaged courses and consider how they might use writing to achieve those goals. Participants will hear from renowned community literacy scholar Ellen Cushman, gain valuable writing resources (including sample assignments), and take part in small- and large-group discussions about why, when, and how to use writing across community learning contexts. Guest Speaker: Ellen Cushman, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Diversity, and Inclusion; Dean’s Professor of Civic Sustainability at Northeastern University; Cherokee…

Developing a Strategic Evaluation Plan

This one-day workshop on Developing a Strategic Evaluation Plan for Civic and Community Engagement is the kick-off to a series of sessions designed to increase the capacity of campuses in our region to answer increasingly sophisticated questions about the impact their programs are having on students, the community, and campuses. This first session starts with the development and use of a framework to create a three to five-year strategic evaluation plan.  Strategic evaluation plans, like any good strategic plan, enable a campus program to ensure it has the resources, expertise, structures, and procedures in place to conduct evaluations that answer an…