16th Annual Continuums of Service

The Engaged Campus: Higher Education for the Public Good

16th Annual Continuums of Service Conference

Wednesday, Apr 24th, 7:30am to Friday, Apr 26th, 12:30pm

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

For more information, visit our website.

Welcome to the 16th Annual Continuums of Service Conference

Participants at the 2013 Continuums of Service Conference will discuss the role community engagement plays in how we educate for the public good. We will hear from leading thinkers both inside and outside the academy regarding the necessity of civic engagement in educational success. Further, this conference will help define frameworks for how higher education and its partners develop students into effective leaders who advance the public good.

The Engaged Campus: Higher Education for the Public Good

Civic engagement upholds the historical promise of post-secondary institutions: a quality education for the public good. An engaged campus shares its greatest strengths with the community through service-learning, direct economic support, and applied scholarship that tackles local and global problems. Community partnerships provide opportunities for learning and compel college campuses to ensure that education does indeed serve the public interest. By aligning collaboration and resources, communities and colleges could create the collective impact necessary to effectively address community and educational needs. Yet in periods of economic hardship and amidst the intense pressures facing higher education today, sustaining an engaged campus can be especially challenging.

In 2012, the National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement released a report entitled A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future that calls on higher education to reclaim its civic mission. The task force implores decision-makers to think broadly about the purpose of higher education beyond workforce preparation and training to help students learn, understand, and develop the skills and disciplines essential for a vibrant democracy. This is a bold call to action in the face of economic recession and high unemployment.

Schedule of Events (times subject to change)

Wednesday April 24, 2013

7:00 am – 5:30 pm Conference check-in

8:30 am – 12:00 pm Pre-conference Sessions, Campus/Community Visits

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Break – self procured lunch

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Welcome, Conference Framing

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Break

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Concurrent Session 1

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Break

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Poster Session/Reception

5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Opening Keynote Address and Performance

Dinner is on your own

Thursday April 25, 2013

7:30 am – 5:00 pm Conference check-in

7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast

8:30 am – 9:30 am Keynote Speaker

9:30 am – 10:00 am Break

10:00 am – 11:15 am Concurrent Session 2

11:15 am – 11:45pm Break

11:45 am - 1:30pm Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:00pm Break

2:00 pm - 3:15pm Concurrent Session 3

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Break

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Concurrent Session 4

Dinner is on your own

Friday April 26, 2013

7:30am Conference Check-in

7:30 am – 8:15 am Breakfast

8:15 am – 9:00 am Keynote Presentation

9:00 am – 9:30 am Break

9:30 am – 10:45 am Concurrent Session 5

10:45 am –11:00 am Break

11:00 am –12:15 pm Concurrent Session 6

12:15 pm –12:30 pm Closing Remarks