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Furco gives closing keynote at 10th Annual International Research Conference on Service-Learning and Community Engagement

Andrew FurcoIn late October, Andrew Furco, Ed.D., associate professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership Policy and Development (OLPD) and associate vice president for public engagement in the Office for Public Engagement, gave the closing keynote at the 10th Annual International Research Conference on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. This international conference was hosted by IUPUI, and was attended by about 400 individuals, including participants from 14 countries.

The conference explores the latest research on the impacts, implementation, and institutionalization of service-learning and community engagement across the educational spectrum (primary, secondary, and higher education). The title of his paper was Charting the Future of Service-Learning and Community Engagement Research: The Next Ten Years. Michael Patten provided the opening keynote presentation. Present at the conference were several OLPD graduate students (Lisa Burton, Beth Dierker, Yi Cao, Michelle Kuhl) as well as other U of M faculty including Heidi Barajas, Rob Shumer, and Cathy Jordan.

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