Diving In: Institute for New Community-Service Learning Professionals

Diving In: Institute for New Community Service-Learning Professionals
June 2 – 4, 2014
University of Georgia 
Athens, GA 

This gathering, designed for those new to civic and community engagement roles, will provide opportunities and tools to acquire knowledge, build skills, engage with colleagues and reflect on topics and issues that will enable us to develop competence, confidence, and support in our work and in our lives. The Institute is based on Campus Compact’s Looking In Reaching Out publication, which is a reflective guide for service-learning professionals.  

See the Draft Agenda here.

Session Topics Include:

  • Understanding the Mission, Culture, and Organization of Institutions of Higher Education
  • What Does High-Quality Community Service-Learning Look Like?
  • Developing Reciprocal, Mutually Beneficial Community Partnerships
  • Institutionalization Efforts and Your Future in the Work

Keynote Speaker

  • Dr. Terri L. Shelton, Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, University of North Carolina Greensboro

    Terri L. Shelton is Vice Chancellor of Research and Economic Development and holds the Carol Jenkins Mattocks Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  In that role, she oversees community and economic engagement efforts on campus, along with research administration and compliance, and 9 interdisciplinary research centers including the Institute for Community and Economic Engagement.  Her experience includes over 70 publications, $20 million in grants and contracts, and over 25 years of clinical experience in pediatrics and psychiatry focused on initiatives that build the capacity of communities, youth, families, service providers, researchers, and policymakers to ensure the health and well-being of youth, families, and communities by engaging partnerships that bridge research, policy, and evidence-based practice. She is co-author of the text Assessing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and the monograph, Family-Centered Care for Children Needing Specialized Developmental Services.  

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Dr. Ruth Bettandorff, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of the University of Georgia’s Gwinnett Campus
  • Cheri Duggan, Director of Development, Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, University of Georgia
  • Dr. Jennifer Purcell, Assistant Director for Engagement, Kennesaw State University
  • Dr. Shannon Wilder, Office of Service-Learning, University of Georgia
  • Dr. Amanda Wittman, Director of Academic & Strategic Initiatives, Campus Compact

Meeting Registration Fee
Campus Compact Members: $400
Nonmembers: $500  

To register, click here.

The 2014 Diving In Institute is co-hosted by Campus Compact and the University of Georgia.

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