Civic Action Conference 2018



“Community-based research provides opportunities to examine current societal issues through nontraditional research methods. By working with a faculty member on a community-based research project, students gain invaluable practical experience and are able to demonstrate their skills through conference presentations and publications. For students, every hour in the community is worth twenty in the classroom.”
– NANETTE TUMMERS, Assistant Professor, ECSU Department of Health and Physical Education

The focus of this year’s Civic Action Conference was on volunteering in the community, civic action, service learning, and research in the community.  The five themes of this year’s conference were:

  • Writing assignments to promote Civic Behaviors
  • Higher Education as a Public Good: The civic dimensions of volunteering in the community, service learning, & special projects
  • Pedagogy of Service Learning, Pedagogy of Civic Engagement
  • From Students to Professors: The Meaning of Service of volunteering in the community, service learning, & special projects
  • Assessment Models and Assessment Strategies to measure impact on Students, Faculty, Department, Curriculum, the Institution

Please click below to take a look at this year’s conference agenda and program.