2017 Regional Academic Engagement Symposium
The first annual 2017 Regional Academic Engagement Symposium will explore the theme of “Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service: What Does It Mean and Why Does It Matter?”
More and more higher education institutions are actively engaging with community partners to help meet a local community need, find solutions to pressing regional problems, or address larger societal issues. While communities benefit, so do the institutions. This symposium will bring together faculty, administrators, academic staff, and students from two- and four year institutions across Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma to share the theories, principles and practices behind these mutually beneficial, reciprocal partnerships between their campuses and communities.
Presentations will address the following topics:
- Reasons for college/university engagement with community.
- Ways of engaging.
- Strategies for building and sustaining partnerships.
- Impacts or outcomes of college/university engagement with community.
- Critical reflections on engagement.
- Measuring impacts or outcomes of college/university engagement with community.
- Changes resulting from college/university engagement with community.
- Changes required to implement or improve engagement.
- Any other topic related to the theme.
Who Should Attend this Symposium?
Individuals, teams, and collaborators including:
- University and college faculty or staff involved in the study and/or practice of community engagement, the implementation of engagement programs, or service learning.
- Undergraduate or graduate students involved in studying the impacts of service Learning or other curricular engagement practices.
- Higher education administrators and engagement professionals involved in advocating, fostering, or supporting community engagement at their institutions.
- Faculty and staff involved in the scholarship of engagement.
- Community, government, and corporate partners working with colleges and universities.
11:00 a.m. – Registration/Check-In begins
11:45 a.m. – Lunch Buffet opens
12:15 p.m. – Welcome Remarks & Keynote Address begins
5:15 p.m. – Day 1 Concludes
6:00 p.m. – Reception at Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts starts
7:15 a.m. – Registration/Check-In begins
7:30 a.m. - Continental Breakfast Served
8:15 a.m. – Breakout-Sessions start
11:45 a.m. – Lunch Buffet opens
3:00 p.m. – Day 2 Concludes
McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
2521 17th Street, Lubbock
Texas Tech University
A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center, and at Hyatt Place in Lubbock. Note that the reservation cut-off for special conference rates is 2/6/2017. Find reservation details here.
To register for the symposium, click on the link below. There is no charge for TTU faculty, staff, and students to attend. The Registration fee for faculty and staff from other institutions is $50 for the 2-day symposium, or $30 for 1-day attendance. Student fees are $30 for the 2-day symposium or $15 for 1-day attendance. Registration includes lunch and breaks on both days, one evening reception on Day 1 and breakfast on Day 2.
For more information, contact :
Dr. Birgit Green,
Director, Office of Academic Engagement