1. White House - White House Agenda on Service
- Community College Initiative – Investing in community colleges.
- “As the largest part of the nation’s higher education system, community colleges enroll more than 6 million students and are growing rapidly. They feature affordable tuition, open admission policies, flexible course schedules, and convenient locations. Community colleges are particularly important for students who are older, working, or need remedial classes. Community colleges work with businesses, industry and government to tailor training programs to meet economic needs like nursing, health information technology, advanced manufacturing, and green jobs. The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act includes $2 billion over four years for community colleges. These resources will help community colleges and other institutions develop, improve, and provide education and career training programs suitable for workers who are eligible for trade adjustment assistance.
- Making College More Affordable
5. Academic Leadership Institute
Campus Compact state offices of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont along with Rhode Island College present:
Academic Leadership Institute: Institutionalizing Community and Civic Engagement in Academic Affairs and its Relevance to Faculty Promotion and Tenure
November 22, 2010
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI
Join Chief Academic Officers and Academic Deans to engage in an exchange of ideas and information on innovative civic engagement strategies. Discuss the challenges and opportunities of integrating service-learning, community-based research and engaged scholarship into academic affairs. Learn about concrete ways to encourage and support faculty reward systems that include academic work carried out for and with the public.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bruce L. Mallory, Professor of Education, former Provost, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs of the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Mallory has been a practitioner and national leader in the deliberative democracy movement for the past 15 years. As chair of the board of directors of the Democracy Imperative (www.unh.edu/democracy), Dr. Mallory participates in national initiatives focused on the role of higher education in strengthening democratic practice.
Featured Presentation: Institutionalizing Civic Engagement
Cathy Burack, Senior Fellow for Higher Education at the Center for Youth and Communities in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.
$65.00/person for Campus Compact member institutions. $150.00/person for non member institutions. Click here to Register Now!