What is the Engagement Academy?
The Regional Engagement Academy program is a professional and institutional development event where campus teams work intensely for 2.5 days supported by instruction and mentoring from top scholars, leaders and practitioners in the field of community engagement. The goal is for each team is to create a clear action plan designed to deepen institutional commitment to and capacity for high quality community engagement. Pre-work helps teams identify specific challenges and goals for their campus. At each stage of the Academy, participants learn new concepts and then craft components of their action plan to improve the alignment of engagement strategies with their institutional mission and goals. Team members return to their campuses with their action plan and new leadership skills to support successful implementation.
Has IRSC attended the Engagement Academy?
Yes! A team from IRSC attended the Florida Engagement Academy February 1-4, 2015. Team members who attended the Engagement Academy include: Dr. Bruce Fraser, Dr. Joseph Palencik, Veronica Tempone, Sharon Lowe, Dr. Daphne Cooper, and Kendra Auberry.
Community Engagement describes the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. -The Carnegie Foundation