The Engaged Campus: A Philosophy, Strategy, & Practice
Vermont Campus Compact is pleased to announce our inaugural "Engaged Campus Forum" which will take place on Friday, April 12th in Burlington, Vermont. This new annual event is designed to bring campus and community stakeholders together to learn about, share promising practices to address, and envision new ways to improve, common public challenges. To provide a framework for the event moving forward, this year's forum will focus on the engaged campus, including:
- What it means to be an engaged campus (definitions, philosophies, standards);
- What an engaged campus implies for our student learning and experience;
- Where the engaged campus is situated in current political, philosophical, and historical perspectives;
- How being an engaged campus can address institutional challenges and strategically position a campus for future success.
The 2013 Forum included a keynote panel consisting of leaders from Vermont higher education institutions. The Panel responded to current trends in the field regarding higher education's role and responsibility when it comes to fostering democratic engagement. In addition, they' were asked to respond to the concept of the "engaged campus" as a priority and strategy. A questions and discussion among participants followined the formal program.
Engaged Campus Awards
The event also included presentation of awards to representatives of Vermont Campus Compact member institutions who are helping to achieve the vision of the engaged campus.
- Engaged Students (one from each campus)
- Engaged Educators (competitive award)
- Engaged Partnerships (competitive award).
Click the program image to view the program with a listing of nominees and award winners.