Southern Region Community College Institute
“Community Colleges as Civic Powerhouses: Aligning Community Engagement with Community College Priorities”
June 12, 2019 at Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC
Register Today! Deadline May 31
Inspired by Eric Liu’s You Are More Powerful than You Think and his notion of civic power, this interactive workshop will introduce the concept of community colleges as “Civic Powerhouses” generating power in the civic life of their students and campuses. How can community colleges harness their true public purpose by educating for democracy and sending it out to making a difference in the civic lives of the community that they serve?
Facilitated by Verdis Robinson, Campus Compact’s director of community college engagement, the institute will explore model programs in diverse community colleges that are effectively advancing learning and student success through civic engagement and a strong commitment to the public purposes of higher education.
Through a series of panels, small group dialogues, and larger conversations, we will explore the unique challenges and opportunities of community colleges and their critical role in preparing students to be informed, active, and mobilized leaders in their communities, states, and the world.
As an advocate of community college civic education, Robinson leads the new national network Community Colleges for Democracy as part of his portfolio. Before becoming a director at Campus Compact, Robinson was a tenured Assistant Professor of History and African-American Studies at Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY. Robinson is a fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Faculty Seminar on Citizenship and the American and Global Polity, and the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Faculty Seminar on Rethinking Black Freedom Studies: The Jim Crow North and West. He is also a Public Scholar of Humanities New York.
Registration is $75 pp (for Campus Compact members and non-members). The registration deadline is May 31. REGISTER HERE
A limited number of scholarships are available for members of the Compacts in Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Virginia. The scholarship application is due May 24. Applicants will be notified on May 27. Learn more | Apply