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Tuesday, October 10 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Is Community Engagement REALLY A Strategy Through Which We Achieve Our Mission & Goals? (45 mins)

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As campuses adopt a broader interpretation of community engagement, so has the need to reflect upon what is required to institutionalize community engagement and how this is connected to the institutional mission and goals. Historically, the field has emphasized the importance of infrastructure and much of our success can be attributed to infrastructure (Welch & Saltmarsh, 2013). This article differentiates between infrastructure and organizational structure, and calls attention to a greater vision in which community engagement is understood as a strategy that transforms higher education, changes power relations in society, and democratizes our political system (Stanton, Giles, & Cruz, 1999).

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Kristin Norris

Director of Assessment, IUPUI Office of Community Engagement
Tracking, monitoring, evaluating, and assessing community engaged activities (e.g., community engaged research, teaching & learning, talent development, pipeline programs, outreach programs, events, technical training and assistance, student engagement) in order to tell a more robust... Read More →

Tuesday October 10, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm MDT
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