Public Engagement Symposia

The University's Office for Public Engagement has announced its the Spring Semester Public Engagement Symposia. Each symposium explores a topic critical to understanding and advancing public engagement in higher education.

All symposia are free, but RSVP is requested to

Thursday, January 15, 2009, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Unpacking the Complexities of Civic Engagement (.pdf; 2.1Mb)
Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, Conference room 180

Moderator: Richard Battistoni, Providence College, author of Education for Democracy: Citizenship, Community & Service

Panelists: Harry Boyte (University of Minnesota), Connie Flanagan (Pennsylvia State University), and Joel Westheimer (University of Ottawa).

Upcoming symposia

March 2009: Meeting the Standards of Scientific Inquiry in Community-Engaged Research

May 2009: Community Members' Perspectives on Higher Education
Community Engagement