Please find below an initial announcement of CU Expo 2013 - a conference to be held at the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland which is located in Corner Brook - showcasing community-university partnerships worldwide.
Bryant Conference Center on The University of Alabama
300 Bryant Drive
The University of Alabama invites engaged scholars throughout the world to the 13th annual National Outreach Scholarship Conference, September 30 – October 3, 2012. The conference theme (PARTNER. INSPIRE. CHANGE.) challenges students, faculty and communities to build a stronger, more prosperous, and just society.
We are delighted to announce that the just-published March 2012 issue of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (JHEOE) is a thematic issue dedicated to:
Seven articles about Faculty for the Engaged Campus, a national initiative of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) in partnership with the University of Minnesota and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Three articles resulting from the conference Community-Engaged Scholarship: Critical Junctures in Research, Practice and Policy, held November 4-5, 2010 in Guelph, Ontario Canada
Three book reviews on topics related to community-engaged scholarship.
A number of PASCAL colleagues have participated in one or more of the last three Higher Education Reform Workshops in Berlin (2011), Vancouver (2010), and/or Mexico City (2009). I would like to extend a special invitation for you to participate in the next HER Workshop which will be held for the first time in the United States at the University of Pittsburgh from 10-12 October 2012. We are delighted by the co-sponsorship by PASCAL of this event.
This White Paper offers a historical and philosophical context that can be used by higher education institutions to have a deeper conversation regarding community engagement and its role in informing the discovery and learning missions. Initially it describes historical adherence to this principle and then define engagement among current higher education communities in the US. Next it discusses the role of the engaged university in a dynamic future society which is dependent upon new and advanced sources of knowledge.
Lifelong learning driving universities’ ambitions for advanced teaching and research? Dare we? Can we? Let’s!
Within many universities, lifelong learning and adult education teeter on the brink of a vicious cycle of low status, poor resourcing, and reducing relevance. Within Europe and the wider world departments devoted to adult education are under threat while universities shift focus from the marginalised to attracting talented researchers and raising their international profile.
James Powell, Academic Director of PASCAL PUMR recently led a Executive Higher Educational Institution Briefing for 12 Rectors and Vice Rectors on the Modern Renaissance, its implications for them and the role PUMR can play in helping prepare their universities for the Modern Era. The event was hosted by the Central European University in Budapest with a grant from the European ESMU fund. There was much interest by the Rectors in the PUMR approach and requests for Professor Powell to undertake follow up meetings for detailed discussions in Kazakstan, Belarus and Poland.
Attached is the SIRUS report, Engaging in Lifelong Learning: Shaping Inclusive and Responsive University Strategies, by Hanne Smidt and Andrée Sursock, which is based on material prepared by representatives of the 29 participating European universities. It is based on a study of the institutional lifelong learning strategies of these universities by the European Universities Association, who suggest that frank and open discussions provided invaluable insights into strategic institutional development.