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Faculty Engagement Conference Nov 18 Student Center Theatre

Save the Date: Friday November 18, 2016

CCE Conference on Faculty Engagement

On Friday November 18, 2016 The Center for Community Engagement will sponsor a conference on faculty engagement and service learning from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm in the Student Center. The focus will be on sharing current faculty activity, recruiting new faculty participation, and aligning this effort with the Civic Action Plan being developed at Eastern. There will be thirteen faculty presentations in many academic areas and students will share stories of their work in the community. This is a free event and lunch is included.

You can register on the CCE website:  Register for Conference Here

For more information contact CCE Director Kim Silcox at 860-465-4426 or use email

Civic Action Conference Agenda
Friday, Nov. 18, 2016
Student Center, Eastern Connecticut State University

8:30 am – 8:45 am
Kimberly Armstrong Silcox, Director, Center for Community Engagement

8:45 am – 9:00 am
Developing a Civic Action Plan
Carmen Cid, Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

9:00 am to 10:00 am
Lessons Learned from Faculty Engagement

Beth Merenstein and Reginald Simmons
Faculty Community Engagement Committee
Central Connecticut State University

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Learners and Service Learning: The Why of Service Learning

Tanya Moorehead, Department of Education
David Stoloff, Department of Education
John Murphy, Department of Communication

11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Community Service or Service Learning: Student Organizations, Internships and the What of Service Learning

Peter Bachiochi, Department of Psychology
Theresa Severance, Department of Sociology; Tyler Griffin, Norwich AIC
Jennifer Leszczynski, Department of Psychology

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Lunch with Community Partners
Betty R. Tipton Room

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Community Partners in Service: The How of Service-Learning

Niti Pandey, Department of Business
Alex Citurs, Department of Business
Sukeshini Grandhi, Department of Business

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Community-Based Research and Planning

Dennis Canterbury, Department of Sociology
Nicolas Simon, Department of Sociology
Rodrigo Pinto, Center for Community Engagement

3:00 pm
Closing Remarks
Nicolas Simon, Department of Sociology



Why Volunteer?


  • Become empowered to effect change
  • Interact with social, political, and economic issues you study in class
  • Connect with Eastern students who share your interests
  • Develop professional and leadership skills
  • Gain exposure and develop experience in a career fieldSCAN0002