Pathways to Civic Learning Conference

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Exploring How Civic Engagement Can Increase College Success and Close Achievement Gaps

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 10 am-4 pm

The Hawthorne Hotel
18 Washington Square
Salem, MA 01970

Hosted by the Center for Civic Engagement at Salem State University and the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

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 Conference Highlights  

There is no conference fee for participants, and breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For more information contact:
Cynthia Lynch at clynch@salemstate.edu
John Reiff at jreiff@bhe.mass.edu 

This conference is jointly supported by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education and a Faculty Learning & Leadership Grant from The National Education Foundation awarded to Dr. Joanna Gonsalves and Dr. Eric Metchik (Salem State University). 

Schedule of Events

9:30-10:00 am: Registration, Breakfast, Conversation

10-10:25 am : Welcome

Cynthia Lynch, Director, Center for Civic Engagement
Salem State University

Patricia McGuire Meservey, President
Salem State University

Carlos E. Santiago, Commissioner
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

10:25-10:45 am: Gaining momentum with Civic Learning

John Reiff, Director of Civic Learning and Engagement
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

10:45- 11:20 am: Civic Learning Study Group Presentation

Joanna Gonsalves, Professor of Psychology
Salem State University

Cate Kaluzny, Service-Learning Coordinator
North Shore Community College

Eric Metchik, Professor of Criminal Justice
Salem State University

Mark Wagner, Director, The Honorable John J. Binienda Center For Civic Engagement
Worcester State University

11:20-11:35 am: Break

11:35 am-12:30 pm: Civic Prompts: Making Civic Learning Routine across the Disciplines

Cynthia Lynch, Director, Center for Civic Engagement
Salem State University

Cindy Vincent, Associate Professor of Communications
Faculty Fellow, Center for Civic Engagement
Salem State University

12:30-1:30 pm: Lunch

12:45-1:15 pm: Creating a Campus Civic Action Plan

Barbara Canyes, Executive Director,
Massachusetts Campus Compact

Andrew Seligsohn, President
National Campus Compact

1:30-2:30 pm: Keynote Address
Next Generation Engagement: The Rise of Publicly Engaged Scholars and What it Means for Higher Education

John Saltmarsh, Director, New England Resource Center for Higher Education
University of Massachusetts Boston

2:30-3:30 pm: Campus Support of Civic Learning: Roundtable discussions based on institutional groups

Eric Metchik, Professor of Criminal Justice
Salem State University

3:30-4 pm: Closing Remarks

Cynthia Lynch, Director, Center for Civic Engagement
Salem State University

John Reiff, Director of Civic Learning and Engagement
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education