BOONE—The campus community is invited to a panel discussion titled “Being an Engaged Campus: Opportunities for Teaching, Learning, Research, and Service” to be held Wednesday, March 18, from noon to 1:30 pm in Plemmons Student Union’s Parkway Ballroom.
The event is hosted by Faculty and Academic Development and the Office of Academic Civic Engagement in furtherance of Appalachian State University’s Carnegie Elective Classification as a Community Engaged Campus.
To register, go to http://workshops.appstate.edu/detail.aspx?key=1147
Appalachian is one of only 361 colleges and universities officially classified by the Carnegie Foundation as Community Engaged Campus. But what does this mean to Appalachian’s community of teachers, learners, scholars, and staff? What opportunities exist for members of the academic community to become part of and shape this vision of local-to-global engagement?
This event focuses on what the Carnegie Elective Classification means for the campus, faculty, students, and community. The goal is to share information about the opportunities that exist for faculty, students, and staff to participate in civic engagement, service learning, and global service learning experiences. Discussion also will include how the Carnegie Engaged Classification and the Office of Academic Civic Engagement can empower the faculty to reveal through their teaching, research, and service what it means to be an engaged campus.
Facilitators will be Dr. Brian MacHarg, director of academic civic engagement; Dr. Clark Maddux, director of Watauga Residential College and lead author of Appalachian’s successful Carnegie Elective Classification proposal; Dr. Robert Bringle, Visiting Distinguished Professor of Psychology, co-author of International Service Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Research; and Carnegie Elective Classification Committee member Dr. Brian Smentkowski, associate director of Faculty and Academic Development and Carnegie Elective Classification Committee member.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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