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
John Reiff at 

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 am: Registration, Breakfast, Conversation

10-10:20 am : Welcome
• President Meservey
• Commissioner Santiago

10:20-10:40 am: John Reiff: Gaining momentum with Civic Learning

10:40- 11:20 am: Study Group Presentation
• Joanna Gonsalves (facilitator)

11:20-11:35 am: Break

11:35 am-12:30 pm: Civic Prompts roundtable discussion based on discipline groups
• Cynthia Lynch (facilitator)

12:30-1:30 pm: Lunch

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

2:30-3:30 pm: Roundtable discussion based on institutional groups

• Eric Metchik (facilitator)

3:30-4pm: Closing Session