Later this week in Philadelphia, two engagement experts from NC Campus Compact member campuses will present at the third annual Easter Region Campus Compact conference. Dr. Emily Janke, Director of UNC Greensboro’s Institute for Community and Economic Engagement and Dr. Lane Perry, Director of Western Carolina University’s Center for Service-Learning will both present during the three-day event.
UNCG’s Janke will lead a session on the UNC system-wide metrics for community engagement and economic development, and she will be one of three panelists during a plenary on campus-wide assessment. Western’s Perry will join several other experts to deliver a session examining the role of higher education in disaster response.
Hundreds of campus leaders, including university presidents, faculty, administrators, and staff from Maine to Florida will attend the conference, which offers dozens of workshops and panels exploring topics ranging from developing high school student leadership programs to rewarding faculty who conduct community-based teaching and research. The event will be held October 23 -25.
North Carolina Campus Compact is one of 11 state Compacts in the eastern region who collaborate on the conference. Representatives from High Point University and Meredith College are also scheduled to attend. Visit the conference website for more info on 2013 gathering and materials from past conferences.
Identifying Pulse Points: System-wide Indicators of Impact
Emily M. Janke, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Peace and Conflict Studies, Director, Institute for Community and Economic Engagement (ICEE), University of North Carolina Greensboro
In May 2012, University of North Carolina (UNC) President Tom Ross commissioned two multi-campus task forces to develop concise sets of indicators that all 16 UNC campuses could use to assess “progress in community engagement and economic development.” The challenge was that the metrics be meaningful to the extent that they demonstrate the commitment and impact of the UNC system to the State of NC, but that they also be feasible given the fiscal and personnel realities of campuses. This workshop will discuss the interconnections between community engagement and economic development, the criteria used to establish system-wide metrics on community engagement and economic development for the North Carolina System, and practical issues faced and solutions created to collect data across and within campuses.
Also a panelist on campus-wide assessment moderated by Barbara Holland