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Monday, October 9 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
We love our University partners, but sometimes they drive us crazy (90 mins)

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For many years we who pursue community engagement have discussed our challenges to doing this work and our responses--as well as the successes and failures of those efforts. Challenges often focus on both our internal processes and the difference in perspective of our college/university community and our community at large. This presentation turns the tables on the "usual" CUMU session. In this panel, community partners from several different communities will present on the "joys and frustrations" of working together with a College/University partner (four partner institutions will be represented). What they learned about the difference between the academic culture and the structure and functioning of their own community organizations. Representatives from the for-profit, non-profit, and educational sectors will discuss the unique challenges faced by community partners in each of those areas. As with all of our work, the intent is to open dialogues and create greater understanding between university and community partners. We invite thoughtful discussion from all in attendance.

Speakers
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Kevin Corcoran

Dean, College of Arts & Science, Oakland University
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Tim Gannon

Supervisor Support Program Intervenor, New York City Department of Education
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Scott Gladney

SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown
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HeikeL

Manager of Possibilities, University of Nebraska at Omaha
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John Heyliger

Lockheed Martin
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Thomas Kimble

Community liaison, City of Pontiac
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Maggie Wood

Executive Director, Inclusive Communities


Monday October 9, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
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Attendees (20)